Bike chains for Endurance rides

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by steveindenmark, 16 Nov 2017.

  1. I am aiming this question specifically at endurance riders. Which is why it is in this forum.

    I am replacing my Shimano 10 speed casette and would like to replace the chain with it. Are there better makes of chain than others or will a normal Shimano 10 speed chain fit the bill? Is there a make of chain that endurance riders seem to gravitate to?
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Not for me, I use standard KMC chains because they're cheap and well respected.
    HLaB and PMarkey like this.
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    I get a lot of miles out of KMC chains.
    I never did get round to trying Wipperman.
  4. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'm boring and rely on Ultegra chains. They've been fine for LEL / PBP with no issues at all.
  5. tatr

    tatr Well-Known Member

    Yep. My winter bike has done over 2k miles on a single ultegra chain.
  6. I use KMC chains but mainly because they are easier to fit than shimano chains rather than strength reasons. I usually swap them before there is cassette wear but I've had 5,500 miles out of one before I swapped it. Amazingly the new cassette I bought was never needed, especially as it had been used over a harsh winter.
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