YBN S2 11sp Chain vs KMC X11SL

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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

I've just got a seqlite cassette and need a new chain. YBN when shortened will be around 200 grams and KMC would be around 220 grams. Which will shift better?

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4ibanez
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by 4ibanez

YBN is gonna be really expensive. Try a PYC SP1101. Mine's 211g at 108 links. If you're on a compact or have a smaller frame than a 58, it'll probably be even lighter (about 2g per link). Best thing is that it's steel unlike the lightest YBN, and cheaper than both options.

Saying that, I do like the gold ni treated KMCs a lot - 110 links was 222g IIRC.

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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Cheers @4ibanez. Just ordered a PYC SP1101 on eBay. £15 cheaper than a kmc. Should get it mid wwek.

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themidge
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by themidge

Do PYC make 10 speed chains? They're very light for the money, but I've only been able to find 11 speed ones. :noidea:
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Cannondale Supersix 2008 (weight: 7.3kg)
B'twin Triban 540 (in bits)
Vitus "Benotto" 979 (weight: :? )

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themidge
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by themidge

Answering my own question here. My google skills clearly weren't up to it the last time I searched but it seems they (PYC) make all sorts of chains, all easily found on ebay. Here's a 10 speed one for reference.
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Cannondale Supersix 2008 (weight: 7.3kg)
B'twin Triban 540 (in bits)
Vitus "Benotto" 979 (weight: :? )

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