Hey guys, what I want to know is which Chain do you prefer: X-Ring, O-Ring or Standard Chain?
I bought this x-ring chain yesterday for 540 bucks (on special) and will try to see how much longer it lasts than my old O-ring chain. What I do know from experience is that an O-Ring chain lasts much longer than a standard one but still my Dad swears against O-Ring chains and says it robs you of HP. Maybe this was true back when 50cc and Dinosaurs ruled the earth. When I showed him this new X ring chain he said it was another gimmick to charge more but he was impressed by its thickness. What do you guys Think?I really like threads with images...
The X-Ring O-ring:
Comparison of normal vs the bad ass Gold X-ring chain:
I have a DID X-ring chain, did not have to re-adjust it after the 1st fitting, so means it's not stretching much. (that or I'm low on power lol) I know I really struggled to get the link plate on while trying to sandwich the fiddly x-rings.
I bought it at a little bike shop in De Ville Bois Drive. I asked for an O-ring chain and they said they had one on special,so I took it. Was pleasantly surprised when I found out it was an X-ring at home. Think they made a mistake.There’s chain wax on because chain came lubed that way. But thinking of buying chain wax because it leaves much less of a mess.Always just been using good old Q-20 but think I should buy the proper stuff from now on for my proper new chain. Dunno,what lubes do u guys use? Oh,I also struggled to get the link plate on, had to use a vice grip to pull it together. Anyway here is a nice chart I found: