Odyssey Key Chain Review

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5/18/2015 11:49 AM

Okay, so i snagged one off a dude on here (Thanks ScramHype!) because I was really excited about the design. You can break it with an allen key and that's enough for me to think it's awesome. I have the solid pin one, which obviously won't have a giant difference than the hollow pin one in terms of function. Only difference is the look and weight.

By looking at it and holding it in your hands you notice the unique shape and feel of it. It's rather heavy when you compare it to a normal KMC 410 chain, which shows how much more material is involved. I had the breaker for it because It was my replacement because I had to retire my old Park Tools one. Using the breaker to fix the chain to length was not very hard at all. I just laid my old chain next to it and went for it. I bought a few extra master links just in case I need to fix it or need a gear ratio change. Then I took a look at the way the chain itself is manufactured compared to a normal one. You can see how they kept cost down by minimal machining. It has no need for the things that hold the rollers in place on a regular chain since the pin itself is 5mm thick, which is the inner diameter of a roller. I like that a lot. The masterlinks are really cool too.

Now upon installing this chain, Which is surprisingly easy, especially in comparison to normal chains, you notice how thick it really is. I have the GSport Ratchet hub and it is close to rubbing, but has enough clearance. I tightened the chain and went for a ride. I had to turn right around though, because it was too tight. Haha, i loosened it a tad and it was good. It's not the smoothest thing ever, and crank flips will have to wait because it's wearing in. It's not squeaky, just a little rough. Which is to be expected. I Imagine it will wear in fine.

Now in terms of how it holds up to abuse, it is above any chain... Ever. I am a heavy crank arm grinder, it's one of my favorite tricks, so i always have to be careful with what I have on my drivetrain. This thing holds up really well. I smacked it a few times here and there and it looks perfect.

I basically made this review for people considering it or wanting to know what it's like. Any questions you have I will try to answer them.

Thanks for reading!

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5/18/2015 12:34 PM

Been on mine for a year now. It's never failed in any way. But it is starting to show some rust. It does seem quite a bit rougher than a 510 so I might switch back to them soon.

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5/18/2015 12:58 PM

Its really the only chain worth buying

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5/18/2015 1:34 PM

Buy a Shadow Supreme and compare them .

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5/18/2015 2:15 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Buy a Shadow Supreme and compare them .

Not a bad idea, Imma wait til I get a different rear hub later on because there is no way it'd be fitting.

I have seen them in person though, they're definitely neat looking. They're also really solid, but unnecessary. Why not just make a kick ass full link instead of pander on the idea of a half link chain? Which are completely pointless tbh. Unless you're a wild grinder and need that to keep it from breaking and shit.

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5/18/2015 2:21 PM

OneGuyIlluminatiEye wrote:

Its really the only chain worth buying

I wouldn't say that. Other chains are fine, but this one is easily the best engineered.

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5/18/2015 2:24 PM

Keychains are sick. I did break a master pin a while ago, but my chainline is pretty shitty, and I run my chain really tight for cs brake clearance.

It is pretty noisy on my bike, but that's most likely because of the chainline.

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5/19/2015 10:48 AM

Can you post a picture of the chain be post here?

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5/19/2015 11:11 AM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Buy a Shadow Supreme and compare them .

MaximusBikes wrote:

Not a bad idea, Imma wait til I get a different rear hub later on because there is no way it'd be fitting.

I have seen them in person though, they're definitely neat looking. They're also really solid, but unnecessary. Why not just make a kick ass full link instead of pander on the idea of a half link chain? Which are completely pointless tbh. Unless you're a wild grinder and need that to keep it from breaking and shit.

I was going to get a supreme recently but backed out due to the price. Picked up the other shadow chain new for 15 bucks...Snapped an older shadow chain once but never really had any other problems so figured the supreme wasn't worth it/needed

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5/19/2015 11:21 AM

I just got the Mission 410 chain. Less than $10, comes with half-link installed, master link and in black. It's going on a non-grinding bike though and I never do sprocket bashes.

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5/19/2015 11:24 AM

Evil1_4real wrote:

Can you post a picture of the chain be post here?

I'm actually going to have a bike check filmed soon and I'll have a few shots of it because it's one of my favorite parts on my bike right now. My bike is almost ready for the summer, I'm just waiting on my 28 tooth polished tree sprocket i bought on here for 20$ haha

It'll be sick.

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5/19/2015 11:33 AM

ironmaiden666 wrote:

I just got the Mission 410 chain. Less than $10, comes with half-link installed, master link and in black. It's going on a non-grinding bike though and I never do sprocket bashes.

I have run every chain besides a wipperman, for good reason too. haha

I ALWAYS have trouble with chains. I must say my Kool Chain was great tbh, i had that son of a bitch for like 3 years and broke it only like 3 or 4 times. They're definitely the best full link chain besides the Key Chain. Oh and the Dropbuster is cool, it's just hard to deal with is all. I liked that chain, but it's basically the same as the Kool Chain. I had to stop using the Kool Chain because it started to get really really rough and constantly needed oiling and didn't go that well with a Sandwiched MDS. I would have gotten a new one if not for getting the Cult 410 chain. Which I must say is incredibly smooth, but still doesn't hold well to grind abuse, even with a full guard sprocket.

And as for the Interlock chain, (not the new Supreme one), I snapped that a few times in a month and was done with it immediately after the 4th snap in a month. haha

I also had the Amber half link for some time, along with a friend, and once it stretched, it was garbage. Nice and smooth though!

The KHE Half Link was shite. Just pure shite. i hated it so much. It was the first half link I had because i bought a bike and it was already on there. I think if you even pedaled hard for a second it broke. haha NOBODY has a clue how often that thing broke. Never get one. Ever. I don't think they make chains anymore so it's good.

and i even had a Walmart chain for a little. Thing wasn't honestly any different from a normal 410.

So yeah, I highly recommend the Keychain so far. Unless it has some problems that arise.

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5/19/2015 11:52 AM

The Keychain is a boss ass bitch. The best chain I have ever run. It's super easy to install and is thick af. The only bad thing is that it started rusting a week after I put it on, and I never rode it through water or got it wet at all. Still the best chain out there. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market.

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5/19/2015 12:47 PM

Shortdude wrote:

The Keychain is a boss ass bitch. The best chain I have ever run. It's super easy to install and is thick af. The only bad thing is that it started rusting a week after I put it on, and I never rode it through water or got it wet at all. Still the best chain out there. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market.

put some light grease on there, it protects mine from rusting too badly.

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5/19/2015 12:58 PM

410h woot woot.

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5/20/2015 8:04 AM

@Maximus Thanks man

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5/20/2015 7:38 PM

Shortdude wrote:

@Maximus Thanks man

No problem dude, I'm always able to fix dilemmas people have. Like today my friend had a loose headset and a stripped top cap, so i figured out how to gape the hole into a size that fits, since it's just aluminum you just tap it in and it works. So yeah haha

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5/20/2015 9:13 PM

And to think that the hollow version is actually lighter AND stronger. I love mine and put full faith in it, every other chain has left me with a sketchy feeling that it could let go at any moment.

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5/21/2015 3:59 AM

Shortdude wrote:

@Maximus Thanks man

MaximusBikes wrote:

No problem dude, I'm always able to fix dilemmas people have. Like today my friend had a loose headset and a stripped top cap, so i figured out how to gape the hole into a size that fits, since it's just aluminum you just tap it in and it works. So yeah haha

mmmm

gape that hole.

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5/21/2015 5:38 AM

tecnic1 wrote:

mmmm

gape that hole.

Calling up Brandon Franke right now.

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5/21/2015 8:21 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

No problem dude, I'm always able to fix dilemmas people have. Like today my friend had a loose headset and a stripped top cap, so i figured out how to gape the hole into a size that fits, since it's just aluminum you just tap it in and it works. So yeah haha

tecnic1 wrote:

mmmm

gape that hole.

Xxohioanxx wrote:

Calling up Brandon Franke right now.

Oh yeah, gotta smash it real hard and tap it.

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5/21/2015 4:53 PM
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MaximusBikes wrote:

I have run every chain besides a wipperman, for good reason too. haha

I ALWAYS have trouble with chains. I must say my Kool Chain was great tbh, i had that son of a bitch for like 3 years and broke it only like 3 or 4 times. They're definitely the best full link chain besides the Key Chain. Oh and the Dropbuster is cool, it's just hard to deal with is all. I liked that chain, but it's basically the same as the Kool Chain. I had to stop using the Kool Chain because it started to get really really rough and constantly needed oiling and didn't go that well with a Sandwiched MDS. I would have gotten a new one if not for getting the Cult 410 chain. Which I must say is incredibly smooth, but still doesn't hold well to grind abuse, even with a full guard sprocket.

And as for the Interlock chain, (not the new Supreme one), I snapped that a few times in a month and was done with it immediately after the 4th snap in a month. haha

I also had the Amber half link for some time, along with a friend, and once it stretched, it was garbage. Nice and smooth though!

The KHE Half Link was shite. Just pure shite. i hated it so much. It was the first half link I had because i bought a bike and it was already on there. I think if you even pedaled hard for a second it broke. haha NOBODY has a clue how often that thing broke. Never get one. Ever. I don't think they make chains anymore so it's good.

and i even had a Walmart chain for a little. Thing wasn't honestly any different from a normal 410.

So yeah, I highly recommend the Keychain so far. Unless it has some problems that arise.

What's wrong with wipperman my 1r8 has been on my bike for years and is the only chain I've had that hasn't snapped I would put it up against ANY chain period plus it's cheaper than the key chain

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5/21/2015 5:01 PM

BNC wrote:

What's wrong with wipperman my 1r8 has been on my bike for years and is the only chain I've had that hasn't snapped I would put it up against ANY chain period plus it's cheaper than the key chain

its mainly bad with the GSport Ratchet as I remember. I think it is a good chain but I have no desire to buy one.

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6/15/2015 8:48 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

its mainly bad with the GSport Ratchet as I remember. I think it is a good chain but I have no desire to buy one.

I know this is old as fuck but just putting it out there I run mine on my gsport ratchet with a 9t driver no problem

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6/15/2015 3:30 PM

BNC wrote:

What's wrong with wipperman my 1r8 has been on my bike for years and is the only chain I've had that hasn't snapped I would put it up against ANY chain period plus it's cheaper than the key chain

MaximusBikes wrote:

its mainly bad with the GSport Ratchet as I remember. I think it is a good chain but I have no desire to buy one.

BNC wrote:

I know this is old as fuck but just putting it out there I run mine on my gsport ratchet with a 9t driver no problem

Yeah mine is good also. I was nervous but other than some mild roughness when i first got it, it's perfect. I haven't had any trouble at all. It makes it awesome to not worry about things like chains anymore.

I actually have been meaning to give a better review.

Since I have gotten it, I have been putting it through it's paces for sure. It's perfect. Literally I smack it off of things like rails and AIDS and a chocolate bar. I even did a sprocket stall and still NOTHING. It's perfect. It's so good, I don't have to worry about it.

Actually, my whole bike is solid. haha

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6/15/2015 5:26 PM

Picked up a Key Chain for my new build. Ready to see the hype on it and if it still makes the noise on a fresh driver and sprocket.

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6/16/2015 5:19 AM

Mine broke on me last week after basically about a month of riding (I broke my wrist very shortly after buying it and was off the bike for a good while.) I've caught the pins coming lose which really sketches me out. I feel like I would almost rather run it without the master links. I'm sure it was probably a faulty link that I broke, hoping it won't be a reoccurring issue as it has been with almost every other chain I've rode.

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6/16/2015 5:38 AM

Been on my supreme for like half a year nearly? 5 months since the early release came out so yeah, nearly half a year. been hit PLENTY and zero signs of damage yet...

ONLY thing, is the master pin. Swear no companies can get it right... but yeah, its loose. swapped it out till i get it sorted, shadow said it might be due to not using a shadow chain breaker. but tbh, £50 or however much they are vs make my own for free.... yeah you can see why i chose to make my own :L

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6/16/2015 5:54 AM

EddiMundo wrote:

Been on my supreme for like half a year nearly? 5 months since the early release came out so yeah, nearly half a year. been hit PLENTY and zero signs of damage yet...

ONLY thing, is the master pin. Swear no companies can get it right... but yeah, its loose. swapped it out till i get it sorted, shadow said it might be due to not using a shadow chain breaker. but tbh, £50 or however much they are vs make my own for free.... yeah you can see why i chose to make my own :L

Are you talking about a shadow chain or the odyssey key chain?

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6/16/2015 5:56 AM

EddiMundo wrote:

Been on my supreme for like half a year nearly? 5 months since the early release came out so yeah, nearly half a year. been hit PLENTY and zero signs of damage yet...

ONLY thing, is the master pin. Swear no companies can get it right... but yeah, its loose. swapped it out till i get it sorted, shadow said it might be due to not using a shadow chain breaker. but tbh, £50 or however much they are vs make my own for free.... yeah you can see why i chose to make my own :L

johnnyluvbuckets wrote:

Are you talking about a shadow chain or the odyssey key chain?

Clue's in the first 5 words...

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