Sep 3, 2017



I have to admit it. Breaking a chain mid pedal kick scares me. I can imagine knees and possibly nuts crashing into hard bike parts.


Anyone have a super strong chain brand they can recommend that can reduce the possibility of chain snapping? Or is it better to just get a decent chain and just change it frequently? Thanks

in trials chains will be broken, nuts will be crushed, knees will be slamed and shins will be scard,

ross recomended the kmc z610 hx to me so ive been using it for a while and so far so good, i had a kmc cool 810 forever, i think i rode it for like a year and a half befor it broke and it was on the bike when i bought it so it was older than the hill i live on!!

Sep 5, 2017

The three rules of chains in trials:

No quick links

No half links

Whatever chain you run, change it every year

Sep 12, 2017

Kmc 610, 710; if you're riding a lot change it especially if you are a big boy! The kmc is a beast, has held up for a lot of years for me but I'm fairly light and not hard on parts.

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