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KMC X9-93 9 Speed Chain
Top Features of the KMC X9-93 9 Speed Chain
- ½" x 11/128"
- Extra stretchproof mushroomed pin enhanced durability
- Includes missing link
- Extremely durable
- Low maintenance & high reliability
- 277 g
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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The chain is compatible. I use it on two 9 speed campag shod bikes - no problem at all.
There are the same that you can buy individually.
Assuming the original chain is the correct length count the links & make the new chain the same length using a chain tool to pop out the relevant pin
How many links will depend on the setup you currently run. My advise would be if you are replacing and existing chain, break off existing using a rivet extractor and measure up the new chain to same size. Remove any excess links and install. The chain does come with one link for installation but having spares is worth it. I installed it and then realised it was wrapped around the frame the wrong way so needed to break off and start again. Spare links are really cheap and well worth having a few spare knocking around in the toolbox.
Allow for the connecting link on the KMC chain,though else you will be a link too short!
I am a touring cyclist and do about 5000 miles per year. I change my chains approx every 6 months.
There is also a tool available to check cassette wear made by Rohloff in Germany.
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