Best 10 speed chain for XC racing?

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Philt
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by Philt

Hi, what's the best, lightest yet durable 10 speed chain on the market to work with SRAM XX for XC racing?

Any feedback appreciated.

Thanks

kingkongsfinger
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by kingkongsfinger

KMC SL, superb. Snapped quite a few XTR and Dura ace chains, never a KMC.
"I could have done this job myself in five minutes, but as things turned out I had to spend two days trying to find out why it had taken someone else three weeks to do it wrong."

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boots2000
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by boots2000

Any chain- SRAM, Shimano, KMC- just change them often. Use a quicklink- have another quicklink taped on to your cables.

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2002maniac
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by 2002maniac

I'll 2nd the X10SL suggestion. Great chain!

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by Briscoelab

I really like using the Shimano DA7900 chains. I've also had no issues with a Sram 1091R.

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by bm0p700f

KMC as stated or Campag record 10 speed.

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fadr
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by fadr

Last year and before last I rode KMC SL, its OK. This year I have XTR, I have a Shimano, it shifts with him better... Still I think KMC SL it OK!

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