Which cassette/chain?

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Which cassette/chain?

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 00:03 am

Hi guys, What 9 speed cassette and chain do you recommend? My current cassette and chain have been on the bike during the winter so looking to buy new/upgraded ones ready for the summer. Keep the current ones to put back on for next winter. This a good or bad idea?

Anyway, which cassette and chain would you go for?

Seen this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=20677

And this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=40173

I'm guessing the XT is the better option? But the bike tart in me likes the SRAM lol

Any others I've missed out?

Also, would this chain work ok with them? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25422

If not, Which?

Cheers guys.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby supersonic » Thu Feb 07, 2013 00:07 am

XT cassette, any 9 speed chain.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby cooldad » Thu Feb 07, 2013 00:23 am

KMC chains are best IMO.
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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 00:30 am

Seen some well priced KMC chains on eBay... Should I stay clear of them or are they ok?

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby The Spiderman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 06:41 am

KMC X9 chains are great . I pay a bit extra and get the ones with the plated links. I bought my last 2 on ebay, I think the last one was via Absolute must cycles and cost £14.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu Feb 07, 2013 08:32 am

Either cassette, I have had both and had no trouble with either.

KMC X9 chain. Ebay always seems the cheapest source of them.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby barty81 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 08:48 am

are sram powerlinks ok to use with the kmc x9 chain?
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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 09:07 am

Yes.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby barty81 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 14:30 pm

i've seen this
http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/kmc-x9-9 ... 70430.html
haven't got my bike at hand to count,but at 108 links,will this be ok length for a 44/32/22-11/34 setup
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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 14:51 pm

It says 116 links.

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Re: Which cassette/chain?

Postby barty81 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 19:11 pm

108l in the title but does say 116l in the description. guessing it is 108 links as their got another one
http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/kmc-x9-9 ... 50774.html
sold out and more expensive
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