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Pros

I run a wolftooth front chain ring and an absolute black single speed cog on a chameleon c. X8 is 8-speed, x9 is 9-speed and so on. I have it set up on my rollers just to make a few adjustments to the derailer. Works well with 8 speed hg cassette.

This chain is very durable at a great price. I think that says good things about durability but have a plan if you expect to be able to separate and repair a gnarled chain. Good chain for the money and would not hesitate to buy again.

Kmc freewheel, acera rear derailleur and z chain. Kmc is my go to chain for all of my bikes. Two more bikes to go. Nice chain, but did not fit my old school 20 bmx chain wheel.

Took 3 packages of chain for the trike, and had help with a friend. Lastly, buy 2, size them right, and keep a spare in your pack just in case.

It in fact matches the upc in the kmc product catalog. The chain overall came nicely lubricated, good packaging and fit perfectly after sizing it correctly.



Cons

Bought a drive pin to hammer the links out and also broke the drive pin. Did use the chain but was forced to use a chain breaker tool.

This product is advertised & sold as a kmc x8. It's advertised as stretch proof but that's clearly not the case. The description clearly says for 18/21/24 speed bikes, yet i recieved a chain that says it's for an 8 speed bike. I compared it to the...  Read More

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Quality


Install is super easy with the special master link included.

Positive Review

High quality chain, shines and brand new.

Positive Review

Should of went with the oem cheaper version in hindsight.

Neutral Review

Just be sure to match up the correct speed chain with the number of rear cogs on your bike, the number of front cogs on the cra...  Read More

Neutral Review

Packaging/appearance


The chain overall came nicely lubricated, good packaging and fit perfectly after sizing it correctly.

Positive Review

I noticed a big difference in how smooth it felt to pedal from the z7 i had been using.

Positive Review

Good quality but delivered in damaged packaging

Neutral Review

They used to show the packaging on the kmc website but not any more.

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


Wish it had a few more links but decent chain for the price.

Positive Review

Fit my off-brand 3x8 mountain bike with no trouble

Neutral Review

Just like the headline says, from a name brand.

Neutral Review
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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 73.7% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 1,849 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 10 2022.
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Most positive reviewquestion

love the ease of changing the chain . the quick link connectors made it a couple minute job

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I'm not a bicycle enthusiast, but have always done my own maintenance on the bikes I've owned over the years. Because of this,...  Read More

Least authentic reviewquestion

Fit correctly easy to install, too soon to comment on durability


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    All had been cleaned, lubed , adjusted and were operating smoother than when i recieved the bike in 2004.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The second photo shows the new x8.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The chain arrives, in a plastic box with a missing link and instructions in multiple languages how to install the missing link.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    No gear skip/slip/etc and changes gear smoothly.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is the right chain, despite the box only saying x8.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is different packaging than the lbs, maybe thy have the old packages or something.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    They used to show the packaging on the kmc website but not any more.

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