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LonesomeWanderer
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New Chain Advice

Postby LonesomeWanderer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 15:50 pm

Hi

Total newbie question: I'm having trouble figuring out what new chain I need - there are plenty of guides online to help with fitting but none seem to cover which chain to actually buy in the first place.

* It's for a 7 speed cassette on a Carerra Subway One - presumably this determines the width, but do I also need to take into account the chain pitch to make sure it matches the gears?
* The only time it will be removed is when it's replaced so I'm not too bothered about easy removal e.g. SRAM powerlinks
* Does it matter particularly if the make of the chain matches the make of the cassette?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby nicklouse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 15:58 pm

as long as the speed is correct buy whatever you want.

7/8spd are the same width chain.
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Captain Tiara
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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby Captain Tiara » Tue Feb 12, 2013 16:09 pm

I personally love KMC chains. Top product & usually cheaper & come with a split link, which may or may not help you keep the thing clean!

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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby LonesomeWanderer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 09:54 am

Thanks a lot guys - the KMC chains look good....

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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby uphill struggle » Fri Feb 22, 2013 19:59 pm

The kmc z7 is a great value for money chain. Runs really smooth with Shimano and Suntour cogs and the joining link is great. I found it much better than the sram one . Hope this helps.

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Papa Ado
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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby Papa Ado » Mon Feb 25, 2013 03:05 am

I found several rear cassette specs online for the Subway One including Sram (7.1mm) and Shimano (7.3mm). Regardless, 7 speeds aren't too picky so you could either go with the following KMC chains:

Z51 (http://www.kmcchain.com/en/product.php?act=view&id=37)

Any 8 speed chain (same sizing as 7 speed) including:
Z7 or Z8 (http://www.kmcchain.com/en/product.php?act=view&id=19)
Z72, Z82, Z92 (http://www.kmcchain.com/en/product.php?act=view&id=31)
X8 (http://www.kmcchain.com/en/product.php?act=view&id=14)

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Re: New Chain Advice

Postby Dirty-Boy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 18:18 pm

uphill struggle wrote:The kmc z7 is a great value for money chain. Runs really smooth with Shimano and Suntour cogs and the joining link is great. I found it much better than the sram one . Hope this helps.


Totally agree, they set up very nicely.


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