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KMC X8-93 8 Speed Chain
Top Features of the KMC X8-93 8 Speed Chain
- ½" x 3/32"
- Extra stretchproof mushroomed pin enhanced durability
- Includes missing link
- Extremely durable
- Low maintenance & high reliability
Bulls-Eye pin: The unique KMC bulls-eye pin riveting provides unsurpassed side plate retention.
X-SP treatment: KMC's extreme stretchproof treatment of pins and plates makes this chain less susceptible to wear caused by sand or other exterior material invading into the chain bearings. Drastically enhancing durability.
High alloy material: Pins and plates, made out of special alloy material, reduces chain stretching and thus prolongs chain life.
X-Bridge: The x-bridge outer plate has been configured with precisely articulated angles for quicker and smoother gear shifting and quieter riding.
A bicycle chain is a 'roller chain' that has the task of transferring power from the cranks to the rear wheel of the bike thus propelling it. Most bicycle chains are made from alloy steel, but some are chrome plated or stainless steel to prevent rust, or simply for good looks. Chains will vary in width depending on the amount of gears you have, most are 3/32 inch for use with geared systems and then come in 'speeds' which needs to matched to the cassette, ie a 10 speed cassette will need a 10 speed chain and so on. Track bikes or single speeds often run 1/8 inch rings so will need a 1/8 inch chain as well, these will have larger plates to aid stopping on a fixed wheel, which can add extra stress to a chain.
About the KMC brand
KMC produces 82 million chains a year and is a major supplier to Shimano who fit 10 spd chains which are also Campagnolo compatible. The latest KMC X series MTB chains feature Bulls eye pin riveting and X bridge outer plate configuration for quicker, quieter gear changing. Kool chain is well known amongst BMX and freestyle riders for its strength.
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Product Q & A
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Whats the difference between this 8.99 chain and the 8.93 chain ?
Will it fit this casette?
It will fit any Shimano 8 speed cassette (I'm using on an HG 40).
A X/93 chain has every other link nickel coated. a X/99 chain has every link nickel coated. I use X/93 chains.
I use an 8.93
The chain that came with it was a KMC narrow type (going by whats on the chain), anyway, that wore out quickly. The shop I bought it off had trouble sourcing a replacement chain. Settled on a Yaban BMX freestyle track. This is ok but does not run that smoothly so am after something else.
This chain is a 1/2" x 3/32" so the X8-93 seems like it should be suitable or am I missing something?
Alternatively if there's another suitable chain stocked by wiggle I'd be happy to give it a go.
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