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7/30/2014 5:08 PM

I'm looking for a new chain I've had ybn half links before but It was quite heavy. I've been looking at the shadow interlock v2 there abit pricey but I wanted you check on here before I bought it

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7/30/2014 5:11 PM

fuck those chains
kmc410: cheap as tits and enough links for 1.5 chains, get 2 for 7 each, now you have 3 chains that cost a bit over 4 apiece and you dont need a 30 dollar chainbreaker

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7/30/2014 5:15 PM

I have no personal experience, but the kmc dropbuster and odyssey bluebird (if you want one half link) are liked a bit.

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7/30/2014 5:20 PM

Odyssey key chain or any KMC

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7/30/2014 5:21 PM

dont half link chains chew your driver/sprockets up too?

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7/30/2014 5:25 PM

Gusset slink chain, exactly the same chain as the Shadow V2 but for 25 bucks less, or any KMC 510, 410 chains they are dirt cheap and decent.

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7/30/2014 5:26 PM

Happybliss wrote:

I have no personal experience, but the kmc dropbuster and odyssey bluebird (if you want one half link) are liked a bit.

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7/30/2014 5:27 PM

dkTechEthan wrote:

dont half link chains chew your driver/sprockets up too?

I think so, because they stretch a lot more and easier. That could be flat out wrong or have more to it, idk.

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7/30/2014 5:32 PM

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7/31/2014 1:43 AM
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bmxsteve99 wrote:

fuck those chains
kmc410: cheap as tits and enough links for 1.5 chains, get 2 for 7 each, now you have 3 chains that cost a bit over 4 apiece and you dont need a 30 dollar chainbreaker

Alright thanks I did see quite a few kmc chains but I didnt think much of them ive been running a kmc not sure on what one exactly it quite light considering its a full link and the links are quite thick and in 2 years its only snapped 1 time cause I didn't put the half link pin in properly

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7/31/2014 1:46 AM

dkTechEthan wrote:

dont half link chains chew your driver/sprockets up too?

Happybliss wrote:

I think so, because they stretch a lot more and easier. That could be flat out wrong or have more to it, idk.

I think u guys might be right cause I used to run my ybn half link with a chain tentioner and it stretched quite quick but I just put that down to the tensioner and I think it did leave marks on the driver

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7/31/2014 1:55 AM



This kmc has good reviews and the shape makes it look like it would be better for the driver

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7/31/2014 1:56 AM



Or would this cult 510 be better?

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7/31/2014 11:18 AM

Those are both really good chains. The 710 is a little stronger in my opinion, it's my go to chain. I also really like the Cult 510 because as you can see it comes with a factory installed half link already.

Basically any 510 or 710 and you are set. The 410 is great on a budget, but if you grind I say go with the 510 or 710.

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7/31/2014 12:22 PM

transition_chris wrote:

Those are both really good chains. The 710 is a little stronger in my opinion, it's my go to chain. I also really like the Cult 510 because as you can see it comes with a factory installed half link already.

Basically any 510 or 710 and you are set. The 410 is great on a budget, but if you grind I say go with the 510 or 710.

Okay thanks I think ill go with the 710 then I can always chuck a spare halflink on if I need

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7/31/2014 12:23 PM
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Odyssey Bluebird or KMC 510. NOT the Cult 510, it's not made by KMC. They're cheap and work great. If you're willing to put out the money, get a Odyssey Keychain when they get restocked. Strongest chain you can buy, and extremely easy to work on.

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7/31/2014 12:45 PM

Half links stretch too much, already put a bunch of marks in my new frame.. Full links do the trick, and most nowadays come with pre-installed half links unless you screw them up. The KMC 510HX Dropbuster by far was the best chain I've ever ran. I mean, any KMC chain is my favorite. I also grease my chain pretty heavily, so I hate hollow things in my chain that leave the grease all noticeable.

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7/31/2014 12:53 PM

count the amount of links you currently have on your chain. if it's an even number don't bother getting a chain with a pre-installed half link because you won't need it.

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7/31/2014 1:27 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Odyssey Bluebird or KMC 510. NOT the Cult 510, it's not made by KMC. They're cheap and work great. If you're willing to put out the money, get a Odyssey Keychain when they get restocked. Strongest chain you can buy, and extremely easy to work on.

When I first read about the key chain I thought all the links were Allen key bolt and I really wanted one but then I realised I might aswell just get a decent cheap change it if it snaps

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7/31/2014 1:29 PM

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

Half links stretch too much, already put a bunch of marks in my new frame.. Full links do the trick, and most nowadays come with pre-installed half links unless you screw them up. The KMC 510HX Dropbuster by far was the best chain I've ever ran. I mean, any KMC chain is my favorite. I also grease my chain pretty heavily, so I hate hollow things in my chain that leave the grease all noticeable.

Same I used put loads if chain oil to but it used to always leave grease marks on my leg or jeans/chinos so lately I just put a bit of grease on occasionally

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7/31/2014 1:31 PM

ironmaiden666 wrote:

count the amount of links you currently have on your chain. if it's an even number don't bother getting a chain with a pre-installed half link because you won't need it.

I actually had 4 half link on my chain earlier cause I bent 3 links and just threw on the first spare links I found lol but earlier I found the right spare links for my chain

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7/31/2014 1:40 PM

Nikster199 wrote:

I actually had 4 half link on my chain earlier cause I bent 3 links and just threw on the first spare links I found lol but earlier I found the right spare links for my chain

as long as it keeps you going it's better than not being able to ride!

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7/31/2014 3:08 PM

ironmaiden666 wrote:

count the amount of links you currently have on your chain. if it's an even number don't bother getting a chain with a pre-installed half link because you won't need it.

Nikster199 wrote:

I actually had 4 half link on my chain earlier cause I bent 3 links and just threw on the first spare links I found lol but earlier I found the right spare links for my chain

ironmaiden666 wrote:

as long as it keeps you going it's better than not being able to ride!

True as long as it works as it should I'm fine

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7/31/2014 3:48 PM

I ride that cult 510 chain honestly its probably one of the best chains I've ever ridden it has held up allot longer than most of my other chains I have ridden. I smash it on everything I have like four bent links in it but its still running fine. As long as you clean your chain and grease it regularly or at least every other time you go to ride it will make it last twice as long. .

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7/31/2014 5:00 PM

WuTrailClan wrote:

I ride that cult 510 chain honestly its probably one of the best chains I've ever ridden it has held up allot longer than most of my other chains I have ridden. I smash it on everything I have like four bent links in it but its still running fine. As long as you clean your chain and grease it regularly or at least every other time you go to ride it will make it last twice as long. .

Okay thanks for the reply, oh what do you guys use to clean ur chain I use this anit static degreaser is works to some extent but I still see lots of bits of dirt inbetween the links evem if I use a wire brush

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7/31/2014 6:10 PM

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