- Aug 27, 2006
lightest chain for a dura ace 10sp
bpatterson said:looking to purchase a very light chain need some suggestions
Buy any chain you'd like. Then, lose 5 pounds of body weight and see bigger improvements without wasting your money.bpatterson said:looking to purchase a very light chain need some suggestions
that is where I was before I posted the question there isn't that much of a difference bettween the 3 wippermans[email protected] said:Probably a Wipperman titanium but 'lightest' and 'chain' should be mutually exclusive. Weight savings will be small and if ya break a chain, results range from 'stranded' to lose front teeth....
SlowestCat3 said:Perhaps if you explain WHY a light chain is so important to you...we can steer you in the right direction...
SlowestCat3 said:Actually, he didn't ask anything at first. ;-) He just stated.... that why kdelong commented initially.
So tell him then, what's the lightest chain...
It's an open forum; therefore, people like me, Peter and kdelong are allowed to provide our opinions...whether requested or not. I don't see people falling all over one another to give info..
Per the Competitive Cyclist website, the weight difference in the top two DA chains (7900 and 7801) is 8 grams and the cost difference is $20. 8 grams. That's 8. EIGHT. That, IMO, is what makes the point moot and hilarious at the same time.
I'm a Campy person, therefore, I can't speak from experience for DA. I believe the Wipperman chains are slightly heavier but they're also easier to maintain on the road. If you must stick with DA, bpatterson, I guess the 7900 chain is the way to go. I would think TI chains would have premature wear issue like TI cassettes, but I don't know from experience.
Good luck with that light chain purchase!
SlowestCat3 said:My experience is that I'd stomp your silly **** if I only had a Huffy....Mr not-so-know-it-all.
Have a nice day, you prat.
Sorry for a bit offtopic, but coudnt resist to share my expirience with KMC.alienator said:Oh, hey: guess who makes Shimano chains? That's right: KMC. Neither Campy nor Shimano holds the patent on durable, quality chains. Anyone who says so is trying to sell something or is an idiot. From my own use, the KMC X10SL is equal to Campy C10 in performance and durability.
alienator said:Awesome! A challenge of manhood and strength! Man, you've got guts to come up with that!
Man, I'll be out on the street, quiverin' in my Shimano's, worried that I'll happen upon you and be forced into a cycling duel!
It's no wonder you're the favorite boy in the trailer park.