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Author: Tim McCullough   Date Posted: 4 November 2016  

SRAM, KMC and Shimano are the 3 big players in the mountain bike chain market. Between them they make a wide array of different chains. Want to know what the differences between all of them are? Read on!

Outer Plates and Inner Plates

The main plates of the chains are available in either Hollow or Solid Plates. 

  • Hollow Plate - Saves weight without sacrificing strength, can help to shed mud
  • Solid Plate - More economical

These plates are available in a wide range of surface finishes. Those finishes are:

  • Sil-Tec - A Shimano proprietary finish in which Fluorine particles are embed into the zinc finish t...


Author: Tim McCullough   Date Posted: 4 November 2016  

SRAM, KMC and Shimano are the 3 big players in the mountain bike chain market. Between them they make a wide array of different chains. Want to know what the differences between all of them are? Read on!

Outer Plates and Inner Plates

The main plates of the chains are available in either Hollow or Solid Plates. 

  • Hollow Plate - Saves weight without sacrificing strength, can help to shed mud
  • Solid Plate - More economical

These plates are available in a wide range of surface finishes. Those finishes are:

  • Sil-Tec - A Shimano proprietary finish in which Fluorine particles are embed into the zinc finish t...