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Best 10-speed chain for 220lb rider?(2 posts)

Best 10-speed chain for 220lb rider?Star Fangled Nut
Jun 6, 2002 2:29 PM
I have most of the Campagnolo Centaur 10-speed setup but have held off on the chain because I heard Campy's 10-speed chain was not the strongest. Anybody have any other recommendations? How about the IRC Black Lightning or Wippermann/Connex chains? Is stainless steel also stronger than nickel-plated or is it just more resistant to corrosion? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
re: Best 10-speed chain for 220lb rider?atpjunkie
Jun 6, 2002 5:18 PM
as another Clydesdale I would have suggested 9 speed for a guy our size. The Wipperman is good I've heard but a narrow chain with a high torque rider is a break waiting to happen. I'm nervous enough on my 9 speed Shimano system. My build Up bike will be Shimano 8 like my Mountain Bikes. watch the Giro or TdF and you will see 145 lbers break Campy 10 chains and I'm sure they have the best.
Good Luck and please post any positive findings.