KMC Z72 Chain

DESCRIPTION

The KMC Z-72 chain is a 7.1mm chainThat is compatible with 6-7-8 speed drivetrains. Chain Compatibility: 6, 7, 8 Weight: 315 g Width: 7.1 mm Links: 116 links

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 02, 2002]
Jon
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

stiff, easy to install w/ the missing link system, clean shifts, no skipping

Weakness:

none so far

good chain for the money. installation was a breeze and im sure that if i NEED to get it off, it won't be a hassle, cuz i can just get another "missing link" and put it all back together again. I was getting major chain skipping problems on the sram when i cranked down full power on sprints or steep climbs, but now the chain's smooth and i can pedal w/ confidence.

Similar Products Used:

shimano, sram pc 48

[Apr 06, 2007]
DJ C.
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

it shifted smooth until it bent

Weakness:

i hit dirt jumps with it for less then 3 months and it bent 3 times in differnt spots

the bottom line is its not a very good chain i had it for less then 3 months and it was bent3 times so im not geting it on one of my bikes agian

[Jul 25, 2003]
Dylan Mitchell
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

strong. way stronger than shimano 8 and 9 spd chains i have used. tis one ain't breaking.
fast, crisp shifting. (but that's with xt 8spd shifters and and xtr rear mech :P )

Weakness:

during crazy downhilling, mad chain slap can knock out the missing link!!!


getting a chainstay roach pad or chain guide fixes this problem

this is the only chain is sell to my customers.

this is the only chain i use.

if you run a 7 or 8 spd cassette, this should be your chain too, if properly installed and maintained, they last.

strength is way up there. iunno about the shifting. with my setup, it always shifts great, regardless of the cassette, chain, or conditions......

go get one. eh.

Similar Products Used:

shimano poo.

[Jul 29, 2003]
Andrew W.
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

It wasn't too expensive.

Weakness:

Noisy when shifting in dry conditions. Skips at times.

The bottom line is that this chain broke after 3 months of normal use and it's overall performance is not that great. I will by shimano or sram and not kmc next time.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Dec 01, 2002]
Dan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Hasn't broken

Weakness:

Doesn't shift well when dirty. Much worse than shimano HG chains.

It came with the bike. I'll chainge it for real shimano stuff when I get a chance

[Nov 24, 2007]
Adam
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

really chucky and strong, really smooth.

Weakness:

none come to mind.

good chain does the trick, and i always tell my friends that my bike is so chunky for big hits it even needs a chunky chain, this being comparred to there thinner chains

Similar Products Used:

other junk

[Nov 10, 2007]
Barry Leigh
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Smooth shifting. Powerlink compatible.

Weakness:

None so far

The bike came with a stock Z51 chain that had constant slipping and was as noisy as all get out. Upgraded to the Z72S. Talk about night and day!!! The Z72S works great with my new SRAM Casette, SRAM F Derailleur. None of that "drag" feeling anymore. I am looking forward to miles and miles of smooth riding.

Similar Products Used:

ZMC Z51

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