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Old 03-26-2008, 02:10 PM
willy in pacifi willy in pacifi is offline
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10 speed chains

Are 10 speed chains shimano or campy specific?

I will be running Campy componants but using a DA 10 speed cassette with the Jtek gizmo.

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:18 PM
J.Greene J.Greene is offline
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Are 10 speed chains shimano or campy specific?

I will be running Campy componants but using a DA 10 speed cassette with the Jtek gizmo.

thanks, willy
Go with the shimano or sram chain. it will work a little better than the campy on a Shimano casette. Cheaper too.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:25 PM
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use either a wipperman or a sram chain for this appliction.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:53 PM
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There used to be a difference (Campy being 6.2 mm wide) but now they are all about 5.8 mm, so there shouldn't be much difference in the performance. The KMC DX10SC (presumably SC = shimano and campy) works well, comes with a quick link and is inexpensive.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:54 PM
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I use a DA chain on all campy gruppo. I think it may run better.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:40 AM
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As already noted, just about every current brand of 10 spoeed chain is now 5.9mm wide, so there is no width issue.

There is no reason a Campy UN chain won't work as well and although it may cost a little more, it will elongate at about 1/4 the rate of a Shimano chain, so it should last longer. With a well maintained Campy chain, elongation ( measured with a ruler) won't tell you when to change the chain. Roller and side wear rates are much larger. I alternate three chains at 2500 mile intervals (maximum), when my chains are about half worn. Each gets a second rotation and is trashed when the distance between the rollers gets into the .235-.240 range.

The KMC DX10XC chain seems to shift nicely and has a quick-link. I don't have any wear data yet, but I'm working on it. Performance has this chain on sale for $20-23. Might be the best deal out there. If I was paying $40 or more, I'd get a Campy UN.
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