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Richard D.

Richard D.

SF CA

Richard D.

Richard D.wrote a review of on July 7, 2017

Solid budget workhorse chain
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Sure you could go lighter weight or more bling, but this checks all the basic boxes of a great chain. Good value 10s chain at sub-$20. Corrosion resistance is a plus. I went for this one to stack the miles on in all conditions and eventually replace so don't need top of the line product. Satisfied.

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Richard D.

Richard D.wrote a review of on April 25, 2016

Good performance chain
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Man, I'm so glad the industry is pumping 11&12speed now, because 10s is still great and the prices have tanked. I think this "Force" level chain is the best performance/price, since the "Red" chain (1091) is basically the same thing but with inner plate Ni plating. If you maintain your chain, you don't really need the extra corrosion resistance. And I ride in marine environments.

I'm on my third 1071 now. 2800 miles on the first, 3400 (went a bit long) on the second. Currently have 542.5 miles on this one. Shifts fine, can't complain. The hollow pins always end up filling with grease/grime - oh well.

I carry extra links but have never broken this chain *knock*. 50/34-12/28.

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Richard D.

Richard D.wrote a review of on April 25, 2016

Solid enough
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Nice break pads. Used them to replace the stock Shimano pads on my BR-R650 calipers. Hard to notice if they're perceptibly better since the prior pads were so worn and slightly misaligned by the end of it. The BXPs are pretty sharp - nice grab in the dry and wet. Silent. I ride over 100 miles ~5000ft per week commuting and get into the mountains/fire roads on weekends.

712.1 miles on them per Strava as of this writing and they're looking pretty fresh. Oh yeah, they're a bit more blue/purple in color than the images on this page show (I think Comp.Cyc. pulled a stock black photo).

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