KMC X-10SL Superlite Chain

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DESCRIPTION

KMC X10SL-DLC 10 Speed Chain. One of the smoothest shifting 10-speed chains on the market, the KMC X10 series is quickly proving itself on both the pro-road and off-road circuit. KMC X-Bridge technology ensures positive ramp engagement regardless of drive

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[Nov 24, 2014]
Sibik

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Lite and looks cool

Weakness:

not for heavy duty climbing.

I was able to snap the chain after about 4 months of use. I noticed just before
I was getting noise when I cranked on a steep climb. After a
While it gave way. The chain may be for a lite weight rider who doesn't not
ride steep sections.

[Nov 17, 2013]
Rollin'in'Zona
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light weight. I LOVE KMC chains, and this model is probably fine for buff singletrack type riding, which is why i give it 3 of chillis.

Weakness:

Broken 2 times in less than 300 miles. The SL (superlight) version is NOT for riders who throw down power in the face of rocky, steep challenges!

This chain is probably fine for buff singletrack type riding, where forces applied are smooth and easy. But putting power down to explode out of a gully or over an obstacle... it's too weak for that.

I've broken this X10SL twice in less than 300 miles. Riding a FS bike, I'm definitely an "aggressive" rider who really throws down power to sprint through and out of techy sections. I'm a throttle junky. Every break has occurred in just such a situation - not while sifting. I weight only ~175 fully kitted out.

Replacing with a KMC X10L. 18 grams heavier. Sold pin. Maybe this will help.

Similar Products Used:

Riding for decades - SRAM, Shimano, Rholoff...

[Sep 24, 2013]
barry1me

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very lightweight, looks cool, and not a bad price

Weakness:

none that I can tell so far

I have ran this chain on my epic s works now with SRAM XX drivetrain and it has been great. Wearing fine, no issues. I also just installed this on a Pivot Mach 5.7 carbon with XTR drivetrain and it working smooth on it as well.

[Sep 20, 2012]
jonshonda

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Its tough, looks great, and has yet to cause me worries

Weakness:

It won't pull my Honda Pilot out of the ditch

I am a clyde who has snapped a chain or two, and hurt himself going it ( ding---ohh my balls!!) I read a lot of positive things about KMC, and decided to pull the trigger on this chain. Why I chose the SL model is beyond me, but I really like the gold color.

Well, this thing has about 400 miles on it, and I have yet to have an issue. No breaks, but a little noisy when dirty. I try to keep it as clean and as well lubed as possible. I go for a muddy ride, pull out the park tool to scrub it clean, dry it, and lube it.

The gold is wearing off a little, but still looks great. DON'T CHANGE GEARS UNDER POWER AND YOU WON'T BREAK CHAINS!!

[Jun 07, 2012]
flatagain

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

came with missing link

Weakness:

it broke after 6 mos trying to peddle out of a creek bed, not during a shift. Thankfully, the split was located 5 links from the missing link, so I patched it back together and rode on.

The bike shop cut into this chain to shorten it a few months back, not sure where they cut into it. This may have weakened the chain, but I'm not a chain expert. I'll piece it back together and ride it until it breaks again, then get another chain, maybe one that is not 'sl' or superlight, but regular, since I was able to split this one with my massive leg strength.

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