Smooth Fixie chain
These 1/8" chains roll smooth on my fixed gear. There is a big difference between the Z510 and Z510HX, so always go for the HX. I buy a pair of these and swap on a clean, this doubles the lifetime of the whole drivetrain.
29 June 2010
Good strong chain
I ride a single-speed road bike and consequently go through quite a few chains.
I used to use the half-link style chains thinking they were stronger, but after having one version for just four months before it had worn too much I decided to go back to standard chains.
I have had this one for several months now and has shown only a slight increase in length.
Its not the lightest, but then again, riding a single-speed bike I'm not going to win any speed trials!
It looks the strong and business-like and seems to shrug off the dirt fairly well.
If your after a good utilitarian chain that will last, look no further.
19 June 2010
Exceptional value for the price
Has the feeling of a really quality chain, with excellent fitting system (though don't get it too short, once removed the standard pins cannot be replaced, it can only be undone via the special links provided).
Done about 100 miles and it's quiet and robust. For the price, can't be beat surely?
04 May 2010
Robust and reliable
Used this on my single speed commuting steed, on an almost daily basis, in all weather over the past 12 months. Very robust and reliable, despite generally neglecting it - degreased and re-oiled at 500-1000km intervals, and kept an eye in the wear using a Park Tool chain wear indicator. Still looks good and functions quietly now after 5000 miles / 8000km, but according to the wear indicator it's now 0.75% "stretched" (worn) ...so time to replace. Ordered another Z510HX to replace it. Excellent value at 0.2 pence per mile.
07 November 2015
Excellent Fixed Gear Chain
Excellent and long lasting fixed gear chain. My recommended for a daily commute. won't use anything else
28 April 2015
Best chain for singlespeed
Forget sram change - stretch in about 2 months, the KMC are much tougher - lasting 3 times as long and run nice and quiet too. I dont buy anything else for my singlespeed/fixed wheel bike.
07 March 2015
Does what it says on the tin
KMC are my chains of choice. Solid reliable with reasonable life expectancy. What's not to like?
07 September 2014
Excellent value chain
I bought this chain to replace SRAM PC-1 that broke up when it fell off during singletrack use. I used the KMC Z510 commuting through snowy winter. Very sturdy chain, feels reliable and good with no apparent stretch so far.
16 July 2014
Chain of choice
My go-to chain of choice for singlespeed and fixed gear bikes, using a 1/8" cog and chainring.
I've never had a problem with KMC chains in decades of use.
09 June 2014
Missing link connector!
Comes with the missing link connector, which is two sided and a big improvement. Fantastic chain, better than anything else at the price.
21 January 2014
After 1500 miles on a single speed machine - just started to stretch and has never broken! I need another...
02 August 2013
Top quality chain
Very solid chain, has not worn out as quickly as others I have used, even though I ride in all weathers. Will be buying again when the time comes.
15 April 2013
I use this chain on my Specialized Langster fixie. No problems at all. I commute 16 miles every day and have noticed that this chain wears out less than my previous one.
01 April 2013
Comparably cheap ans doesn't wear as fast as for example sram pc-1.
26 January 2013
good value single speed / Fixed gear chain
These are as good as any chains in this price range for a fixed gear bike. Definately longer lasting than the SRAM chains I have tried. I don't know what is normal but I am only getting a thousand miles out of a chain before it is too stretched and I replace it. That is with regular cleaning and lube. I am giving it 4 starts as I haven't found anything better in this price range.
30 May 2012
Broke with offroad fixie use
Not sure if this is meant to be a pretty-boy-only indoor track chain, but it didn't last the distance on a fixed gear cyclocross setup.
13 October 2011
Very pleased with purchase
The chain looks and feels very strong and smooth. The only thing to remember is that some chain cutters don't work on thicker chains, you need one that works with BMX chains.
12 October 2011
Bought this KMC chain for my internal geared bike. I was after a chain that would not stretch too quickly, and so far it’s been good. It feels very solid too. If you don’t mind a heavy chain, this is the one to get.
10 October 2011
Does the job well
I purchased this for a single speed bike I was putting together. Does the job well, easy to fit and comes with an easily removable link. It's not the lightest chain being 1/8 but I wasn't expecting it to be. Very happy.
05 September 2011
really good chain
i bought this chain for my bmx a few weeks back now due to my other snapping, i have been running it for atleast 6 weeks and have been riding rough as usual, it has been very strong and put up with my sproket grinds it also has the handy missing link to take it apart. overall very good chain for the price!!!
02 September 2011
KMC Chain for a single speed
Wasn't sure if this was the right chain for my single speed but after getting help from Wiggle they confirmed this was fine. It turned up the next day and was fitted a few days later.
It's a good solid chain.
25 June 2011
Easy to fit, and reasonable price. Makes an awful lot of noise together with a Miche Primato chain ring and sprocket, so I ended up buying a Miche track chain to replace it.
20 June 2011
KMC Z510 Chain
Easy to split, easy to join with the power link. Difficult to split the power link though - perhaps it's my technique.
When riding, very quite and smooth in operation
16 June 2011
Very strong chain, now comes with missing link connector instead of spring plate connector . One thing to remember is to use a good quality chain tool to adjust the chain .
09 June 2011
Bought this as a replacement to the stock KMC Z chain that came with my Schwinn Madison. The difference between a new chain and one that's worn was just amazing. Oh the smoothness and silence of it...
04 June 2011
Was hoot expecting much from this chain but it really is built well and does it's job perfectly. A bit ugly but that's not an issue for me.
02 May 2011
Bought this for my fixie, can't fault it at all. Good strong chain!
05 March 2011
Good value chain
Good value and comes with a power link to make cleaning/servicing easy.
01 March 2011
Great fixed chain
Bought this to run on my new fixed, does a great job. Looks smart, feels solid and the "missing link" makes it super easy to fit. It's a bit heavy but if you're worried about weight you would run 3/32" right?
Also bedded in really quickly, albeit on brand new chainring and sprocket and no noticeable stretch after 50 miles.
17 February 2011
amazed at the price
These go for $35 and up at my LBS, at this price it's a steal. Great chain even for twice the price.
14 October 2010
My son's bike, a Giant Rock, needs a new chain. The specs for the bike say the chain is a KMC Z51, but I can only find a KMC Z510 on this site, so I'm wondering if the specs have a typo or if there really are two different models of chain with similar numbers.
Additional information about catsky could not be loaded.
I think you mean a powerlink type connector? (a link that is easily separated without a chain tool to make removing the chain possible without breaking a full link). If so, then yes, it comes with one.