Are 9 speed chains all the same?

Are 9 speed chains all the same?

Chains for 9-Speed Drivetrains are 6.7mm wide and work well regardless of manufacturer; Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. Front chainrings are less sensitive to the width of a chain, therefore SRAM 9-speed drivetrains can even use 10-speed chains.

What size is a 9 speed chain?

9. Chain width standards table

Chain no. of speeds Outer width in mm
All 7-speed 7.3
All 8-speed 7.1
All 9-speed 6.5 – 6.7
10-speed old Campagnolo 6.2

Are KMC 9 Speed chains directional?

Non-Directional Design: Assembly of this chain is independent of direction. It allows maximum compatibility on MTB or race bikes: this chain fits all.

Are 9 and 10 speed chains the same?

The main difference between a 9 speed chain and a 10 speed chain is that the 10 speed chain is thinner in width, because of the 10 speed cassette, which in turn means the chain is lighter.

How many links does a 9 speed chain have?

SHIMANO 9 Speed 114 Link Bike Chain Cycling Chains Bike.

How do I know what size chain I need for my bike?

Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.

Which way round does a KMC chain go?

Basically if there is a slot cut in the one side of side plate then the chain is directional and the slot goes on the outside. If there is no slot (the newer chains) than it is omni directional. You do still want the pin pulling not pushing.

Is a KMC X11 chain direction?

The X11 has a non-directional design and will work with SRAM or Shimano drivetrains.

Can I use a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed?

The short answer here is “no”, but you may or may not notice (or you may notice but not be bothered by it). Using a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette (or an 11 on 10) works because the chain is slightly narrower.

Is KMC or Shimano chain better?

The difference between the Shimano chain and the KMC is marginal; your choice will always come to personal preference. For a professional rider or a rider looking for reliability and to improve their performance, you cannot go wrong with a Shimano chain.

Are 8 and 9 speed chains the same?

Former Bike Wrench 7, 8, and 9 speed chains have the same inner width, but 9 speed chains have thinner outer plates for a thinner overall chain. So while a 9 speed chain works fine on a 7 or 8 speed drivetrain, it will be a weaker chain that tends to “stretch” faster.

Do KMC bike chains have a direction?

While some bike chains are directional, most aren’t. For instance, Shimano chains tend to be directional while SRAM, KMC, Campagnolo chains are non-directional. Directional components usually have logos facing outwards on one of the side plates.

Can I put a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette?

The 10 speed chain is narrower and will work. Not ideal and the shifting might not be as crisp. Since you have an extra chain you can use it, but if purchasing new I would get a 9 speed chain. Show activity on this post.

Are KMC chains worth it?

Pros Of KMC Chains As well as their compatibility and quietness, KMC Chains also have a good reputation for being long-lasting. They are known for being stretch-proof, which helps to make them exceptionally long-lasting compared to some other chains and provides greater accuracy when shifting between gears.