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New Chain & Sprockets

Postby Giles » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:06 am

hi all, it's time to replace the chain and sprockets on my 2014 300 XC-W and I was just curious what all of you are using or recommend?

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Re: New Chain & Sprockets

Postby dirtyboy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:17 am

I always use the DID X-ring chain. I also replace a lot of front 13T sprockets. Doesn't seem to matter much what the sprockets are, IMO. The chain is always the catalyst for rear sprocket replacement because I'd rather not replace a chain but not the sprockets. So a fancy super long life sprocket doesn't interest me.

Other chains from RK and others are good also if the X-ring is purchased.

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Re: New Chain & Sprockets

Postby downunder366 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:30 am

I've been running an SRT Pro Line Rear sprocket. It seems to be lasting quite a while and is a decent price.
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Re: New Chain & Sprockets

Postby cerealkiller » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:03 am

Like dirtyboy mentioned, front sprockets wear faster than the rear or the chain itself. When I buy a new chain and sprockets, I usually buy 2 or three fronts at the same time. Replacing the fronts as soon as they show wear helps the more expensive pieces last longer.

I once broke an expensive gold RK x-ring chain my first day after mounting it. I sent in the warranty card when I bought it, so I contacted them hoping for a replacement. They asked for photos via email (which I provided), then would not respond to my inquiries afterward. :thumbsdown: I have not bought another since.

X-ring chains are undoubtedly the best, but lately I've just purchased quality o-ring chains to save some money. I don't think it's affecting my lap times.

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Re: New Chain & Sprockets

Postby dirtyboy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:09 am

I just installed a new RK XW-ring last week. I went for a ride and it stayed together. :D

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