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 Post subject: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Whats the difference here, I am running m900 XTR with pace rings up front, which one will work best?


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm 
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IMHO IG chains shift the same or even slightly better on HG gears, even though they are not supposed to. I've been using them for years instead of HG chains. Just my two pence.
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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Neither, save yourself the hassle as there are much better chains out there........I run KMC X8 (X8.99) on my XTR M900 with no shifting issues


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Small difference in pin length. Ignore it though use what ever you have shifting will be fine. Shimano have made many proclinations over the years use this with that and so forth I mostly ignore there advise and run what I want without any issues.

I agree KMC 8-93 is what I use now.


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:34 am 
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tatra wrote:
IMHO IG chains shift the same or even slightly better on HG gears, even though they are not supposed to. I've been using them for years instead of HG chains. Just my two pence.
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I forgot an important bit of info: When you use any Shimano chain, the included connecting pins are fiddly bits, so get a master(quick) link, ther'e not expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:52 am 
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For your setup, either will work as you're on a HG setup.

But look at KMC/SRAM/etc.. As well. They'll all work fine.

Nice but getting slightly old on the model numbers now reference www.sutherlandsbicycle.com/Chapter5.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:52 am 
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You can use both! Some (Shimano) chainrings are IG-chain only. Don't use HG on them. Otherwise I've had no problems!


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 Post subject: Re: HG V IG Chain??
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:14 pm 
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FWIW I don't run Shimano chains , used Sedis BITD , but now it's Sram chains on all my bikes . Works really well and comes with a joining link .
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