Is KMC chain made in China?

KMC is currently the largest bicycle chain supplier globally with the ability to manufacture in both Taiwan and China and selling in over 130 countries.

Are KMC chains durable?

Extremely durable

The many field tests we have conducted, clearly show that KMC chains last much longer than comparable chains from other brands.

How long does a KMC chain last?

“It can vary between 3,000km to 8,000km generally speaking, but it could be less or even more in some cases.” First, you need to replace your chain when you spot any damage (a deformation or crack). You should also check your chain regularly to see if it has worn to the point that you need to change it.

What is the lightest KMC chain?

With its hollow, high-alloy pins and plates, the super-lightweight KMC X10SL is the lightest 10-speed chain on the market.

How do I know if my KMC chain is original?

In most cases the outer plates of the counterfeit chains have no chamfering or just different. Also, the printing on the box is different. We can tell if we get good pictures of the chain and of the packaging, both front and rear side.

Does KMC make Shimano chains?

They manufacture and market bicycle chains and master links under their own KMC brand and supply them to others, including Shimano.

Are KMC Chains worth it?

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.

How can you tell a fake KMC chain?

We can tell if we get good pictures of the chain and of the packaging, both front and rear side. Note that we can’t handle it if all KMC customers send us photos and ask if their chains are genuine or not. Please buy at your local bike shop only or at a trusted online bike shop.

Should you degrease a new chain?

A new chain usually feels sticky at first. These are residues of the high-performance grease used during assembly. Remove this grease with a thin-bodied oil or cleaner (no aggressive grease solvents!), lightly oil the rollers and remove excess oil with a cloth. We recommend never to degrease the chain completely.

Should I clean my bike chain after every ride?

A clean chain is as critical as a properly lubricated one. Ideally, chains should be thoroughly cleaned after each and every ride. Unfortunately not many of us have the time to do this, but even a quick wipe with an clean rag can make a huge difference.

Can you reuse KMC chain links?

A little-known fact is that KMC offers both reusable and non-reusable quick links for 10 and 11-speed chains.

What is the fastest chain?

The YBN SLA is very fast, typically within around 0.5w of fastest chain (dura ace) however it has approx 50% greater longevity vs Dura Ace / Ultegra chains.

Weight 0.27 kg
Brand YBN, YBN Titanium, YBN Oil Slick, Shimano Dura Ace (HG-901/XTR), Campagnolo Record

When should I change my KMC chain?

When to Replace a Chain on a Bicycle – YouTube

Where is KMC chain made?

KMC Chains are made by KMC Chain Industrial Co Ltd, a roller chain manufacturer in Taiwan with outlets in the US and Europe. They make and manufacture bicycle chains, as well as other components under the name of KMC, and distribute them to other companies, including Shimano.

Are KMC chains worth it?

Can you use KMC chain with Shimano?

One of the main advantages of KMC chains is that they are compatible with Sram, Campagnolo, and Shimano drivetrains.

Can you use WD-40 to clean a bike chain?

Is WD-40 good for bike chains—summary. In summary, WD-40 is great for cleaning and degreasing your chain, but doesn’t work well as a lubricant. It will provide some small amount of lubrication, but nowhere near enough for your bike chain to run smoothly. It’s best to use a high-quality, bike-specific lubricant instead.

Is WD-40 good for bicycle chains?

WD-40 is a great bike chain lube water based lubricant and will not only lubricate the chain well, but will also keep it rust and corrosion free. It also minimizes the accumulation of dirt which reduces the wear and tear of the chain.

Do KMC chains come pre lubed?

Last summer, Squirt Lube told us about a project with KMC to offer their chains pre-coated with Squirt’s wax emulsion lube. They’d come raw and ungreased from the factory, soaked in Squirt, then packaged for end use. Why avoid the factory grease?

Do KMC chains have a master link?

Bicycle Chain Master Links: Tips & Tricks KMC Shimano SRAM

How many times can KMC missing link be reused?

Re-usable MissingLinks have no latch design, which could be used 3 to 5 times.

Are expensive bike chains worth it?

No. The only advantage of expensive chains within a specific brand is the minor reduction in weight. The ones with extra plating do look nicer and provide some corrosion resistance, but it takes almost no effort to keep your chain rust free.

Is silicone spray good for bike chains?

Yes. It is not optimal for use on chains though. It washes away rather easily leaving your chain unprotected and un-lubricated. It would work in a pinch but a light oil or something specifically made for the application will work much better and last a lot longer.

How often should I degrease my bike chain?

once a month
Optimal: Clean your chain after every ride, especially after riding in wet conditions. Recommended care intervals: Road bike: Ideally after every ride, at the latest after 250 km or at least once a month. MTB, cross and frequent riders in all weather conditions: After 100 km at the latest.

How often should I lube my bike chain?

If you are a regular bike commuter you should lube your bike chain at least every month or every 150-200 miles (240-320 kms). Depending on the conditions you ride your bike in and the type of chain lube you use, this period can vary from a few days to a month.