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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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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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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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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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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campagowlo wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Cheers @4ibanez. Just ordered a PYC SP1101 on eBay. £15 cheaper than a kmc. Should get it mid wwek.
Sorry for resurrecting a 5 month old thread, but how has the chain been, what was the weight for how many links.
Just that I'm looking at getting one myself.
Cheers.

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Both KMC Sl and PYC 105 + link
PYC straight out of the box with oryginal lube. So far I've done on this stuff 1k ish plus km just wiping it out. About 1/4 of it under roof.
KMC used with light R&R Gold lube

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No real different between the two then, my KMC 106 links came in at 220g, so doesn't seem worth getting one, I'm surprised though as I thought they were lighter.

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by campagowlo

PYC SP1101 cut for a 12-27 cassette weighed 208 grams. Im very pleased with it.

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by KCookie

Ok, that Weight seems a little better, might invest in one then. Cheers.

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by JerryLook

My PYC SP1101 is 215.5 grams cut

The quick link that came with it was really easy to take apart after about 500 miles. It was so loose that it started making noise while riding. I replaced it with a KMC missing link and the chain is still going strong with around 1000 miles on it.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
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I have a few KMC quick links spare so I'll use those instead. I've ordered three from the UK so should see them in 7-10 days.

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PYC SP1101 Can be a bargain

NZ$ 34 from Merlin Cycles, I bought a few but have to fit one...

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by JerryLook

It’s also just under 32$ on eBay, for folks in the USA. That’s where I got mine.
2010 Orbea Opal 54cm
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Squashednuts wrote:PYC SP1101 Can be a bargain

NZ$ 34 from Merlin Cycles, I bought a few but have to fit one...
Yeah mine came from Merlin, AU$105 delivered for 3. Unfortunately now being stung with bloody GST.

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