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KMC
X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver

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KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver

X9SL: superlight chain for use with 9-speed
  • 252g
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KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver

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4.8 GEARS
5 reviews
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Strong (4)
Light (4)
Durable (1)
DISLIKES
None So Far (1)
WORKS FOR
XC Racing (3)
Mountain (3)
Road (3)
Commuting (2)
Cyclecross (2)
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Review of the KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver:
So far so good,very light as compared to competing chains.Shifting is accurate on my 1X9 setup (sram drivetrain)

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

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Review of the KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver:
KMC has done chains for years most were low-end replacement chains but like other Asian suppliers (Kenda, CST) they had found it was a race to the bottom. So like Kenda they have found new market share by producing high quality/high performance chains that are second to none when it comes to weight and durability. KMC has taken some of the technology that they have developed for Shimano (yeah they build the Shimano chains) and stepped it up with hollow side plates and a quick link (like the Sram Powerlink but for the thinner profile of the KMC chain) instead of the connecting pin that always seems to become a weak spot in the chain.

Durability seems to be as good or better than the Sram PC-971 that it replaced and about 50grams lighter.

I have the silver finish which visually looks like most other chains on the market but they do offer it in gold for the ultimate in bling!

Summed up: It's light and strong

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Light, Strong

Works For: Mountain, Road, XC Racing, Cyclecross

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Review of the KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver:
I use it on a Catrike 700 which takes just short of 14 ft. of chain. After 2500 miles it is showing little stretch, still shifts well and smooth. For my application its an excellent chain.

Summed up: Excellent recumbent trike chain.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Light, Strong

Dislikes: None So Far

Works For: Road, Commuting

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Review of the KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver:
I have used primarily SRAM chains in the past and thought their Powerlink is the bomb. I tried this new chain on advice from a friend. They are about $* more than the SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin and only 2 grams lighter, so I thought it was not a great deal. After about 9 months of use, I checked the wear and surprising very little had happened. My SRAM would have been stretched at least 1/8" by now. So durability is the key here. Will get this in gold next time.

The removeable link is a bit hard to remove...SRAM links were much easier.

Summed up: Worth the extra cost to get this light chain that lasts longer than the others.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Strong, Light, Durable

Works For: XC Racing, Mountain

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Review of the KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver:
Great looking, blingy chain. Really light. Inner links are narrower than the SRAM 9sp chain that it replaced. Didn't fit down on the teeth of the Gamut 32T Racering where the SRAM 9sp chain easily did.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Strong, Light

Works For: Mountain, Road, XC Racing, Commuting, Cyclecross

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KMC X-9SL Superlite 9-Speed Chain, Silver

Chain Compatibility:  
Shimano/SRAM 9
Links:  
116 Links
Number of Speeds:  
9
Width:  
6.6mm
 

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