Ran this chain for probably six months but ditched it, mostly because the links were rolling on the driver body instead of the cogs. Was only running odyssey 11t driver too. Also these chains do have a tendancy to stretch a little. other than that they seem to be nearly indestructable. Took a heap of abuse when I rode it. Few bad sprocket stalls and a couple feebles gone wrong etc. Solid as. Broke a sprocket before the chain would budge. Touch heavy but thats the trade off I guess.
Best tool ever, yeah it doesnt have a 17mm but you can just keep in on the socket attatchment thing all the time. thats what i do with my 8mm allen socket, since i have the profile mini studs. This is a great tool it you dont have much room in your back pack. it has come in handy some manytimes its totally worth the money. Only thing thats a pain is putting the sockets back into it after, there is a diagram that shows you how though.
Good standard brakes. I would definitely get the fiesta pack for them since it lowers the stack height and looks cool with the green. Dia tech was way ahead with the anodizing colors, now everyone does it. definitey good brakes.