I only run KMC chains anymore. They last well and roll smooth and most importantly I've NEVER had one break on me, even on singlespeeds. I've broken almost every other brand over the years...
Great chain. I ride well over 1,000 mile / year including racing, lots of hard climbing under variable conditions and this is a strong, reliable and smooth chain. The factory lube that comes on the chain is very sticky; it helps to wipe off with rag and cleaner so the chain does not become a sticky dirt magnet. Otherwise I am a happy repeat user of this chain.
Super Light and quiet! The coating did worn out after 1-2 seasons of riding. So it is not as shinny as it did the first months, but still! the chain always felt smooth, and it outlasted my old ones. I now have one on my XC and my DH rig!
First off, this chain has been used well as it is on my fat bike. So it has been through mud, snow, rain. I still dry and lube it right after but even on the days I have forgotten I haven't noticed any rust starting. The one bummer is I have broken it twice and at times I wouldn't think it would break, but that's when they usually do. But as I stated it's been through a lot for a chain. Overall pretty satisfied. The gold looks good too.
I was told by a friend to buy this chain.....I kept breaking chains on all my bikes so I bought this one for each of them.....that was over a year ago and not one has broke! haven't checked for stretch yet but they are not mis-shifting, so no worries!
Excellent chain, super strong. Problem free for two years. Bling gold!!