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9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:30 pm
by warthog1
Has anyone got a non-shimano recommendation for a 9 speed mtb chain?
I put a 9 speed hg chain on today and it failed up a climb at the joining pin.
I installed it the same way I have dozens of 10 and 11 speed shimano road chains without issue.
It appears to have let go at the end where you snap off the excess pin.
Anyway, lost confidence in them for mtb now, so am after an alternative that uses a joining link (lower end if poss)

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:02 pm
by ironhanglider
How about using a joining link in the existing chain?

Cheers,

Cameron

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 pm
by warthog1
Yeah I've fished the old one out of the bin and I'll use the joining link out of it (KMC).
I think I'll just grab a few kmc goers. They review ok online.

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 pm
by Trevtassie
Have a look at Connex, German made. My partner just did 1000km on the Munda Biddi on her 9 speed and there was zero wear that I could detect by measuring a foot of chain. Not surprising as I think it was the 9sE, which is a Stainless E-bike chain! Wasn't cheap though... 29euros

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 am
by warthog1
Thanks Trev. I ordered a couple of kmc chains from wiggle for 17 each.

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:42 am
by 10speedsemiracer
warthog1 wrote:Has anyone got a non-shimano recommendation for a 9 speed mtb chain?
I put a 9 speed hg chain on today and it failed up a climb at the joining pin.
I installed it the same way I have dozens of 10 and 11 speed shimano road chains without issue.
It appears to have let go at the end where you snap off the excess pin.
Anyway, lost confidence in them for mtb now, so am after an alternative that uses a joining link (lower end if poss)


I've only used KMC chains now for a couple of years. Prefer the missing link and the pricing.

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:42 am
by warthog1
10speedsemiracer wrote:
I've only used KMC chains now for a couple of years. Prefer the missing link and the pricing.

Only used ultegra and 105 chains on the roadie and sram a couple of times. I'll see how they go. Thanks.

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:09 am
by Trevtassie
10speedsemiracer wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Has anyone got a non-shimano recommendation for a 9 speed mtb chain?
I put a 9 speed hg chain on today and it failed up a climb at the joining pin.
I installed it the same way I have dozens of 10 and 11 speed shimano road chains without issue.
It appears to have let go at the end where you snap off the excess pin.
Anyway, lost confidence in them for mtb now, so am after an alternative that uses a joining link (lower end if poss)


I've only used KMC chains now for a couple of years. Prefer the missing link and the pricing.

Yeah, me too, but this Connex seems next level... I've got one on my MTB as well, that seems OK but I haven't been riding that much. I'm trying one on the tourer next, I had an SRAM single speed on there, but that actually stretched more than the 9 speed on Deb's bike. It'll be an 8 speed 808.... or if I can change my order, an 8sX

Re: 9 speed mtb chain

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 pm
by trailgumby
I've *never* had a 9-speed chain fail and I've been using XTR chains for ages. I still have 4 or 5 new in packets. They last really well, too. I've just put on my SS 29er.

I do however, use quick-links rather than those joining pins, as I remove and swap chains frequently, whenever the one on the bike needs cleaning.