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Customer reviews for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain

KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain

Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
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5
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
Review 1 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Halkirk
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Excellent chain

PostedOctober 26, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive
I've been using these chains for a few years now and they last for ages. Last one did one summer (~5000K) and two winters (~4000K). Winters are mainly on muddy single track roads so chain gets very grubby with two cleans per winter.
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Review 2 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
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4 / 5
4 / 5
BFG1966
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Nottingham

Ok but needs work

PostedMarch 30, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
Chain needed another link set removing after first ride off road but since then works great. Good value at this price.
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Review 3 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Yagil
from Israel
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Light, strong and bling

PostedDecember 15, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
There's not much to write about chains if they don't fail. This one didn't. I'm using the same chain for the last 10,000km and it's still got plenty of life (according to my chain checker). It's light (less than 260g, that's about 30g less than comparable chains) for an untrimmed chain), it looks great, it shifts well and it includes a 'powerlink' connector - making it easy to remove the chain from the bike if you need and return it again without special tools.
The only fault I can find in it is that the TiN coating on the middle does wear out relatively quickly, but then again I couldn't find any real-world difference while pedalling.
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Review 4 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
StevieD
from Bucks
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

it's like UHT milk

PostedMay 5, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Looks great
Cons: chainsuck
So - UHT milk, not as good as the real thing, but longer lasting.
that's what you have with this chain.
only 150 offroad miles so far, and the shifting isnt as slick as others, it has occaionally given some chainsuck issues.
but, (i'm hoping) it's longer lasting.
and let's be honest...the gold looks great
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Review 5 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
nllinux

excellent chain!

PostedJanuary 9, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Bought this one cos my shimano chain was going rusty, this one should stay rust free for longer, it is doing a good job so far.
This one comes complete with a 'missing link' so you can remove the chain by hand which makes giving it a good clean and lube much easier.
like i say happy with it so far but time will tell.
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Review 6 for KMC X9L Titanium Nitrate Gold Light Chain
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3 / 5
3 / 5
dustyracer
from Whyteleafe
Age:18-24
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
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Pimpin

PostedSeptember 10, 2010
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: average
I use this chain on my downhill bike and it looks great! This chain is lightweight with little cut outs in the inner links to reduce weight. Coated with titanium Nitrate to reduce friction.
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