Yaban YBN Heavy Duty 9-Speed Chain review

Finding strong chains for bikes with gears can be a problem for some people, such as heavy riders or those who do highload riding, like gate starts in 4X races.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £24.95 RRP
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Our review

A burly chain with great shifting - perfect for pedal moshers
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Finding strong chains for bikes with gears can be a problem for some people, such as heavy riders or those who do highload riding, like gate starts in 4X races. Many of you will have seen someone snap a chain under pressure at some point – never pretty!

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This YBN Heavy Duty chain is a good solution though. I’ve been running it on my Blur 4X bike with no problems to date and, because it’s burly, it’s perfect for trials riders, who put a lot of pressure on their chains.

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Under shifting the chain is surprisingly smooth; I ran it through a SRAM X.0 mech and on a Shimano Ultegra cassette, which led to nothing but perfect shifting every time. Once you’ve found a chain that works you tend to stick with it. I think I’ll be doing just that with the YBN…

Product Specifications

Product

Name Heavy Duty 9-Speed Chain
Brand YBN

Chain Brand YBN
Bike Use Racing
Chain Speed Compatibility 9