KCNC Titanium DLC Pulley Wheels

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sharky2000
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by sharky2000

I'm a sucker for the whole ceramic marketing buzz and splashed out on a pair of these bad boys.
They weighed 8g each and the two alloy bolts were just over 1g. I'm going to borrow the sound meter from work and do some scientific tests to measure how much free power I have released :lol: .
Seriously considering the KMC X10SL DLC for my next upgrade.
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eigner
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by eigner

Looks HOT :D
Where did you buy them?
Current: Colnago CX Zero Di2 Disc, Cannondale F29 carbon3
Previous: Scott Plasma 3 premium, Parlee Z3SL, Parlee Z4, Argon18 E112, TREK TTX7.0, S-Works Transition, Pinarello F4:13

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sharky2000
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by sharky2000

Mine were special order through LBS but Fairwheel Bikes has them in stock. I did say "how much!" when they told me the price but I think they are better value than CeramicSpeed which I was also considering.

89daytona
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by 89daytona

One thing important to recognize when splurging on these jockey wheels is, the bearing is FULL ceramic(inner and outter). Vs. the substantially more affordable aluminum ones which are not. :)
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eigner
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by eigner

The pullies wear out long before the bearings - that goes for both the regular ceramic hybrid models and these full ceramic ;)
Current: Colnago CX Zero Di2 Disc, Cannondale F29 carbon3
Previous: Scott Plasma 3 premium, Parlee Z3SL, Parlee Z4, Argon18 E112, TREK TTX7.0, S-Works Transition, Pinarello F4:13

CGT
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by CGT

Has anyone put some decent mileage on these and can report on their longevity? I'm considering a pair of these for my MTB, but cannot find any user reviews at all on the internet. Anyone?

jmartpr
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by jmartpr

I use them on my Niner Jet 9 RDO MTB with XTR and so far so good, about 8 months of use......we don't sell too many of these are they are quite pricey

jpanspac
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by jpanspac

I'm using them on my newish road bike (DA 9070). I've probably got about 1K miles on them, and they're doing fine so far.
My favorite components are the ones I never have to think about.

CGT
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by CGT

jmartpr & jpanspac: how is the black coating holding up? Does it wear off, or are the teeth still black? Noticeable difference in shifting performance and noise level compared to standard Shimano pulleys?

Cheers!

jmartpr
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by jmartpr

The black finish is still on.....it's more like a dark grey than black.
Shifting performance is on par with stock pulleys.....absolutely no noise from them.

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

Had about 2 years on mine - still going strong and looking good.

fdegrove
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by fdegrove

Hi,

I wonder, what exactly is the point of applying a DLC coating on the Ti pulley teeth?

Ciao, ;)
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CGT
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by CGT

Reduce wear and improve looks :)

RussellS
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by RussellS

I looked up these pulleys at Fairwheel Bike. I'm still chuckling.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/kcnc-titanium ... -3422.html

bm0p700f
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by bm0p700f

Wow that's pricey. I think I give those a miss.

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