Dr S wrote:
I used KMC 9 SLs on all my 8 or 9 speed builds but I've snapped two this year so will be replacing them with something stronger. It wasn't the pins pulling out either- the link plates have snapped on both occasions. I always change chains every 100hrs so they won't have been worn out either.
I think the cause could be either I'm a monstrous powerhouse demonic god of a rider or a fat tw*t who refuses to change gear in good time for hills. As Marcus Bentley would say,, you decide.
I agree with you there.
I paid £60 for my SL and 3 times the chain has snapped on the actual linkl not the pins, meant to be bombproof according to the manufacturer, i must say its the weakest chain i have ever had, would much rather of got an XTR 50g heavier but half the price.
The chain is in half at present due to a snapped link. rubbish
The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
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