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Anyone have some experiance with chain durability? Going back over the last few years I've used only shimano chains, and I wouldn't mind trying some alternatives.
On the 9 speed all-weather commuter style bike it was HG 53/73/93 (tiagra/105/ultegra and MTB equiv) which all seemed quite similar in terms of life in my use, 3000-5000 kms in mix of conditions. I though that was OK enough.
On my 10-speed roadie I was using ultergra and getting some 6000~8000 per chain. My most recent chain is durace and after 5000 strech is below .75% so tracking along OK. This bike isn't ridden in the wet or dirt very much, mostly kept pretty dry and clean. I'm happy with these mileages.
Now I have a 10 speed all weather commuter type bike. 1st chain (105) did about 2500kms before exceeded 0.75%, where I usually change. 2nd chain (also 105) is 4000 because I didn't realise I had done so many kms and was well over 1%. Most recent chain was the same durace as my roadie with a new casette. Checked it this morning, is at .75% after 2000kms. 2000kms!! I'm not doing a durace chain every 2000, I'll stick with 105s if that is all I can get.
Anyway, I realise the bike gets wet and dirty a lot, but wouldn't mind something that would do a few more than 2000 kms. Even in winter 2000kms can be less than 1 month for me. Any suggestions?
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Only bad thing I found were mates using cheap 8 speed KMC chains- 3000km and wrecked!
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