Shimano 11 compatible chain

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captainclarko
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by captainclarko

I'm piecing together a DA9000 build and am looking for a lighter alternative to the CN-9000. Bikerumor weighed in 114 links at 249g. KMC lists their 11 speed chains as campy compatible but with no mention of shimano 11 yet. While I realize the difference between the two specs is surely minimal, I'd like to maintain performance while reducing weight. I'd appreciate any ideas for customizing a DA chain or sourcing a chain from a new supplier.

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mnmasotto
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by mnmasotto

I have been using a fairly cheap KMC 11 speed chain i bought from ebay and it works as well as the shimano chain.

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hjb1000
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by hjb1000

How many grams you saving by running with the KMC? For what it's worth the KMC missing link works perfectly with the DA 9000 chain.

Phill P
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by Phill P

I use a Yaban/YBN light weight 10spd chain that is actually campy 10spd spaced. It shifts great with my 7800 RD and Ultegra cassette.
On my 9spd MTB I again use a Yaban 9spd chain that is campy 9 width.

I'm wondering if the Yaban 11spd chains will work just as well with shimano 11spd.

mann2
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by mann2

captainclarko wrote:I'm piecing together a DA9000 build and am looking for a lighter alternative to the CN-9000. Bikerumor weighed in 114 links at 249g. KMC lists their 11 speed chains as campy compatible but with no mention of shimano 11 yet. While I realize the difference between the two specs is surely minimal, I'd like to maintain performance while reducing weight. I'd appreciate any ideas for customizing a DA chain or sourcing a chain from a new supplier.


i reviewed the kmc chain with the da9000 in my site below. sorry cant post the link per starbike rules. only a few grams difference but looks better imo. the KMC europe site has already updated compatibility info to include shimano for their 11sp chain.

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