KMC z9000 Bicycle Chain
standard KMC chain z9000 series comes with 116 links for 9 speed
gear derailleur bikes and is SRAM compatible.
Often it comes with the "missing Link" single use connecting
pin packaged in the deal. I have removed and reinstalled the "missing
link" more than once, even though they say it is a single
use application, so it is doable, but don't think the strength
of connection is as good the second and third time around.
Better yet is to negotiate the inclusion of a KMC master link
in the deal that gives you the ability to reconnect multiple times,
especially if you prefer to remove your bicycle chain for cleaning.
KMC z9000 recumbent chain is just an extra long standard z9000
chain that has up to 270 links end to end. It comes standard on
the RANS Rocket/V-Rex, Stratus LE/XP and Force5 Enduro, as well
as the Cycle Genius Formula 26 and the Bacchetta Strada.
The biggest attraction of a KMC chain is that it is comparable
in strength and quality to a Shimano and SRAM chain but at least
20% cheaper. At that price you can afford to change it more frequently
instead of causing damage to your more expensive cogs and chainrings.
Some of my buddies have had trouble with new KMC chain links
being really stiff and causing chain suck, but found that after
a few miles and a new clean that they were fine.
KMC Chain Specifications:
|| 1/2" x 3/32"
|# of Links:
||116 links, plus a connecting pin at one end (the Missing
||200 kgf. Minimum
||$20.00, can typically find it online for $13. to $15. including
the missing link.
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