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Old 02-14-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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chain question

anyone ever use a EK 520 SRO-Z O-Ring Chain??

any feedback on the o-ring chains?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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O rings are really common. , that might be the chain on my bike. I know it was an EK something.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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That should be a good, quality chain. The x-ring chains are supposed to be a little better.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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yea but from everything i am reading is a x-ring chain worth the extra $60
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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You won't notice a difference. Regulat chain maintenance will keep pretty much any modern chain in great shape for a long time. I have 33,947 miles as of right now on my bike, and I'm on my second chain. It's abot time for new chains and sprockets though. Original sprockets as well.
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If $60 is kind of a big deal, then no. O-ring chains are just fine... great even. On the other hand, if you won't notice $60 missing from your wallet/bank account, then go with the x-ring.

In short: I agree with Princess.
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If your getting a new chain I would change your sprockets too. If you don't and your current chain is streched in places you will wear the new chain the same way and get less life out of it.
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Yup. If you want the latest and greatest and don't mind the extra money, go for the X ring. Knowing the type of riding you do, and knowing you're not bringing in truckloads of money, I'd go with the O ring.
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x rings supposedly hold the lube a little longer. just depends on how lazy you plan on being.
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next thing. anyone got a rivet tool i could rent or borrow? and yes im replacing both sprockets
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I recommend you use a dremmel tool too. Getting the old one off is a
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I have a dremel and a rivet tool if you want some help...
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i wouldnt mind the assistance. if i didnt have all the stuff i was gonna cut the old one off with the torches and just beat the rivets to flare
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You have the tools and knowledge to replace chains? Like I said, I need new stuff as well.
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You have the tools and knowledge to replace chains? Like I said, I need new stuff as well.
Yep.. front and rear stands, impact air tools and experience....
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Yep.. front and rear stands, impact air tools and experience....
i cant give much but i can throw in some beer of your flavor choice.
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ok got the new chain and sprockets in
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