KMC X11SL vs DURA ACE 11 CHAIN

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RamirezB
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by RamirezB

Hi, recently I've been building a Bianchi frame, with some good components. I have installed a Dura Ace 9000 group, a Ultegra 8000 crank and a Campy Super Record cassette, but I need a new chain. What would you recommend? (I thought of a KMC x11sl Golden, but I'm not sure)


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CLEAR
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by CLEAR

If you must have gold colored chain.. then KMC it is... i have mine on full campy with no issues for years. Otherwise ultegra 11 chain or xtr/da ia the way to go. I had problem with kmc on DA crankset. Not so much on the DA cassettes but i noticed kmc chain was noisier on DA full group compared to shimano chains

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pdlpsher1
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by pdlpsher1

Here in the U.S. the Dura Ace is much cheaper than the KMC chain. I buy them for $35. I don't know how much it costs in your country.

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pa ... 1&minor=11

happyon2wheels
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by happyon2wheels

I have swapped between both chains on an otherwise DA 9000/9100 setup. Functionally I cannot tell them apart except for the KMC being slightly more noisy. I mostly use the KMC as it is cheaper than the DA chain.

1415chris
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by 1415chris

Of these two, KMC, should last longer and unlike DA it doesn't rust ;)

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by TobinHatesYou

pdlpsher1 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:02 am
Here in the U.S. the Dura Ace is much cheaper than the KMC chain. I buy them for $35. I don't know how much it costs in your country.

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pa ... 1&minor=11

https://camelcamelcamel.com/KMC-X11SL-S ... B00H2H4TIS

KMC X11SL chains in silver and gold are often $38 on Amazon. I just buy a few at a time when that happens.

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C36
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by C36

If I recall properly, friction fact measured he Dura ace chain with a better efficiency than any other (but possible it was one or two generation of chains back...)


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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

I’m a happy, long-time KMC rider. They’re quiet and haven’t rusted on me!

I haven’t run a Shimano (or SRAM) chain in years, so I have no first-hand knowledge of all this mind-blowing stuff...
happyon2wheels wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:27 am
I have swapped between both chains on an otherwise DA 9000/9100 setup. Functionally I cannot tell them apart except for the KMC being slightly more noisy...
Wow. The KMC is noisier? I’ve read for years that KMC is quiet(er).
1415chris wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 pm
Of these two, KMC, should last longer and unlike DA it doesn't rust ;)
Rusty chains?! Seems I’m way out of the loop on my chain knowledge.

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