KMC X11-SL Chain.

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Is this still considered the the #1 choice for top builds?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

oreoboreo
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by oreoboreo

It is my top choice!
Let's finish the ride with a 20% grade.

2011 Scott Addict R1 DA 7900 Matt black
2012 Scott CR1 Pro Ultegra 6700
2015 Specialized SWorks Tarmac Da 9000
2016 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DA 9100

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

oreoboreo wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:49 pm
It is my top choice!
Thanks.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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Orlok
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Location: Almere - Nederland

by Orlok

Only if it's the gold one.! :wink:
Once comes a time that you'll have a tailwind :D
Pinarello F10 - Ultegra 6800 - Carbonspeed C38 - Tubeless

vejnemojnen
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by vejnemojnen

Have you looked at PYC chains? :)

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

yes... gold only for me as well

oldturd
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by oldturd

love me mine, however i lost a roller somehow and am just using a regular joe schmoe KMC. cant say i miss the gold chain.. lol.

bm0p700f
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by bm0p700f

I like the 11-93 more. cheaper and it seems to last as long. I have ripped SL chains apart when riding and they were not even worn.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

My one 11.93 rusted on every link after a couple weeks of indoor trainer usage. None of my other chains have ever done this...not my X11SLs, PC-1170s, Red 22s, HG-901s, Campy Records, YBN SLA110s, Wipperman 11SX/SBs, etc.

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

I got 4k+ miles out of a KMCSL chain before.. then all of a sudden it was horrible.. so I change them @ 3.5k

pdlpsher1
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by pdlpsher1

Expensive compared to Dura Ace here in the U.S. Dura Ace is $37 including a quick link. KMC costs way more.


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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

pdlpsher1 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:47 am
Expensive compared to Dura Ace here in the U.S. Dura Ace is $37 including a quick link. KMC costs way more.


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I buy them in advance of need.. and usually get them for 40something off ebay.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

I just bought pyc after using lots of kmc in the past... Nothing to do with kmc, it's just cheaper on ebay and maybe lighter too. Image

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bm0p700f
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by bm0p700f

I ride in all weathers with salt on the road in winter and rust is only an issue if I fail to relube after a wet ride where salt will be on the road. i,e if i take of the chain it does not rust.

So you can save money with TLC or spend more so your salty sweat does not cause corrosion.

If I leave any chain for 4000km my cassette is trashed and a new chain will skip skip skip. I have bent the KMC SL chains before or ripped them apart but not the 11-93 on the same bikes. Campagnolo record last well enough but are all worn by 2000-2500km so that why i go with cheap chains.

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Hennesy
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by Hennesy

Kmc x11 SL for 36€-41$
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I'm waiting for DLC Version :beerchug:

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