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Old 23 Jan 2010
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X-Ring 520 chains

Hi all!

I got two questions:

1) X-Ring versus O-Ring. Which? cost/quality/durability?

2) X-Ring chains: Which brands/makes are the best?

Only asking because i will need new chain and sprockets....
I'll most likely buy a longer chain so I can try some different gear ratios combos...

bike: 1990 XT600E with stock engine lol

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I bought DID x-ring. Buy it on ebay, a lot of places you can choose the gearing yourself. The last i bought from let me choose a +2 link chan for no extra charge (vs the regular one)

The kit kost around 90-100euros + postage, not bad at all.
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1) X-Ring versus O-Ring. Which? cost/quality/durability?
Any quality chain is going to be about the same money. X-ring is supposed to offer a better seal and less friction. As there isn't much coin between the two, I'd go x-ring.

2) X-Ring chains: Which brands/makes are the best?
Any of the brands you have heard of should be fine. You might hear scare stories about brand-A always breaking and brand-B not lasting long but I don't think there's much in it.
All much of a muchness in my opinion.

Have a look at B&C Express | Home page they have loads of options for loads of bikes

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I was quoted 165euro incl shipping for:

1x DID VX chain (+2 link (108 link total)) with rivot link.
2x 14 tooth sprocket.
2 x 16 tooth sprocket.
2 x 47 tooth sprocket.
3 clips type chain link.

That wasn't bad a think.

The seller was "mot-tei" from the german ebay.


Yeah, wod on the street is that the x-ring is better, price is about the same, so i buy that.
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