|Chain: Dura-Ace or SRAM PC-89R?||Jefferson|
Feb 18, 2002 9:08 AM
|I am replacing my Dura-Ace chain and cassette. Any recommendations between the Dura-Ace chain and the SRAM PC-89R 9 spd chain? I have never run SRAM components. I see the SRAM has a quick disconnect for easy removal and cleaning. Is this strong?|
Feb 18, 2002 9:56 AM
|Ran this chain all last year, and never had a problem. It shifts nice and that link comes in handy for cleaning.|
Feb 18, 2002 10:37 AM
|I ran the SRAM chain, DA derailleurs and Ultegra all last year, 5,000 miles, without a problem in fairly wet UK conditions. Still working fine when I replaced it at year end. It definely lasted longer than the DA chain it replaced, under a similar lube and cleaning progrm. Powerlink makes it much easier for frequent chain removal for total immersion in cleaner.|
|SRAM PC-89R. How did it shift?||pa rider|
Feb 18, 2002 3:49 PM
|I put a SACH chain on my one old bike four years ago because I didn't like shimano chains. It ran ok, but the shifting seemed loader, or hash. I don't have the bike anymore and it was an eight speed. I didn't know if the nine speed have the same problem.
How did the SRAM pc-89r compared. Right now I expecting to buy a new chain every 4000 or 5000. I hate the shimano link method thats why I'm asking.
Any feedback would help.
|SRAM PC-89R. How did it shift?||boneman|
Feb 19, 2002 12:49 AM
|I had read posts where people said the shifting wasn't as good as when using a Shimano chain. I did not find that to be true. As long as you have the rear derailleur properly adjusted and you maintain the chain, you shouldn't notice a difference. I also put on a new cassette when I replace the chain. |
I been using ProLink lube for the last 3 years which is not necessarily a product endorsement as I blow hot and cold on the stuff. The good part about that particular lube is that it provides some cleaning function as you lube. However, I generally pull the chain off for every other lube and clean it with citrus type cleaner and then reapply the lube. The SRAM powerlink makes this process painless. I usually lube the chain about every 300 miles, depending on conditions.
Feb 18, 2002 3:21 PM
Feb 19, 2002 1:06 AM
|I replaced my PC-89 with the 99 after reading their marketing blurb. I only have 500 miles on the chain so it's early days but the 89 shifted as well if not better. Going forward, I'll save my money and get another 89.|
|Whats the difference 89/99||jim hubbard|
Feb 19, 2002 9:36 AM
|what is the diff? The 89 is surposed to be lighter. So why should I buy one?|
|Re: Whats the difference 89/99||Mike Prince|
Feb 19, 2002 10:32 AM
|The 89 has slotted side plates, the 99's pins are marketed to be stronger. So, 89 is basically pushed as a road chain, the 99 for MTB use.
Both are fine chains although I find the 89's easier to find and a bit cheaper I believe. I've used both D/A and PC-89 on my bike and can't tell any difference between those as far as performance.
|Best of both worlds.||Ian|
Feb 21, 2002 6:43 AM
|Use the Powerlink on the Shimano chain. I have been on both my road bike and mountain bike for the last two years with no problems.|| |