Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the Newton-Rider International Giveaway for a Foldable Bicycle Helmet


Chain Advice to hold 2000km
#1
Hi,
Need a bit of advice on a SRAM / Shimano chain. I want a reliable chain, nothing special I don't bike a lot and only on roads but I need a new chain. I'm looking at spending under £15. I've found the SRAM 830 SRAM 850 ans SRAM 991 chains for reasonable prices so far. Are these chains any good. I'm hoping to cycle 1000km around europe in 2 weeks this summer will they hold up to that?
TIA
  Reply
#2
Yes to all your questions.
Any chain should easily last 1000km but keep it clean and lubricated if you can.
Some people say the Sram chains last longer than Shimano.
I don't know if they do but they are good chains.
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply
#3
I agree with cycler as those are two top name manufacturers. Make sure you get the right model of chain to match your drive train.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#4
I use the SRAM 991 - great when you need to take it off for whatever reason using the power link system. Should cost about twenty quid from a decent source (try J. E . James), plus should you have a mishap you'll be able to deal with on the road in Europe. Carry a spare power link!
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Road bike brakes upgrades
Today 12:39 PM
Newton-Rider, a helmet like no other
01-15-2021 05:01 PM
Colnago R41 Handlebar
01-14-2021 10:24 PM
How much do you bike per year?
01-14-2021 04:50 PM
BMX Shoes
01-14-2021 04:42 PM
Colnago C64 setup advice
01-14-2021 04:26 PM
Do you wave to other cyclists?
01-14-2021 01:12 PM
1983 Trek 720
01-13-2021 10:30 AM
Riding all day on the winter solstice
01-13-2021 07:43 AM
NewBikeShopper (intro & opinion request)
01-12-2021 09:11 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Criminal
21 posts
no avatar 2. Zviedrs
6 posts
no avatar 3. Yevhen
5 posts
no avatar 4. RollOn
5 posts
no avatar 5. Henry_G
4 posts