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KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain

KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain

KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain
$ 13.00

Score By Feature

Based on 1,659 ratings
Easy to install
9.38
Value for money
9.48
Durability
9.33

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Product Description

A bridge shaped like a double X
The mushroomed riveting
Gear hub within the internal gear train
Treatment to ensure stretch proofing
A chain with full nickel plating on the inside plate for an 8-speed bike

Questions & Answers

Is there a master link included in this purchase?

This package comes with a Master Link known as a KMC "Missing Link" as well.

It will be compatible with the KMC X8. I wish to write 93 for 6,7,8 - Would a speed chain replace the 'narrow hg 40 "chain on my Novara with 8 rings replace the narrow hg 40 chain I have? According to all the others, there should be one eighth instead of three ?

You should be able to use it without any problems. As of what I've found, the latest hg 40 narrow chain has a 7-mm diameter. A mm is one millimeter 7 millimeters is one millimeter. Approximately 3 mm in diameter. There seems to be a similarity between this chain and the older HG 40 chains, so stop worrying about it and try it.

My cassette has eight speeds, and it is from SRAM. Would this Chain from KMC work on a cassette from SRAM?

That's right. For years, I have been using KMC chains with SRAM and Shimano 7 and 8 There are eight speeds in the cassette.

If I have a missing link (as a backup) for this chain, what size should I order? The 1st millimeter or the 7th millimeter. Does it really measure 3mm?

For the 7, I used the 6. Approximately 1mm thick.

Selected User Reviews For KMC X8.93 8-Speed Bike Chain

This is an excellent product that is superior to There is a version 99
5/5

This chain is great. The book could easily make between 2000 and 2100 A distance of 3,000 Although it seems a bit noisy, you can find loud chains in many other durable chains too. If I had a choice, I would. There is no difference between the 93 version and the more expensive one. There is a version 99. An external chain plate and an internal chain link constitute a chain. It makes sense to nickel plate the exterior plates (and ensure durability) because they are responsible for chain stretch. There are no major releases since 1993. Parts of the cassette, as well as the chain rings, are fully in contact with the interior. If you nickel-plate the inner parts of a chain, you can make it a harder metal than the rings, but this has the risk of going through (e. g. Eating) your cassettes and chains will damage them. It minimizes this risk by using softer inner parts in the 93 version. If I had a choice, I would. Over the limit at 93. This is the reason we raised our prices by 99 percent.

Zainab Silva
Zainab Silva
| May 21, 2021
Buying the 99 at a price of pennies more is a better deal
5/5

The chain has been on the truck for almost a thousand miles now, and it is It is important to note that Nickel is only applied to the outer surface of the links, making model 93 durable. A x8 will be more useful if you live in a wetter climate. Buying the 99 at a price of pennies more is a better deal. As of right now, it is installed on the following platforms Expert in Century Ironman There are only two Shimano 600/Durace 7spds.

Egypt Good
Egypt Good
| Apr 09, 2021
This chain is awesome! This is what you need! In order to upgrade my hybrid from a 7 to an 8 speed, I already had the deraileur replaced
5/5

I also selected this chain to replace the low end KMC chain. It was a pleasure for me to do it. As good as shifting was before, it is now even better thanks to When equipped with my Acera deraileur, the rear shifts flawlessly and on my front acera crankset it shifts even better! It is an excellent chain! Don't spend your money on a low end chain when you can feel much better about your shifting front and back for a few dollars more. There is also a removable master link, or the "missing link," as it is sometimes referred to. As well as this bike, I plan on equipping my other one with this chain. With this chain, you can run a 6-speed system, a 7-speed system, or an 8-speed system. Check the rear ring diameter of your sprockets to find out if you can get the speed you desire. In addition to being too wide, any more will make this chain too long.

Eloise Moran
Eloise Moran
| Mar 03, 2021
This chain is by far the best available, especially for the price
5/5

My favorite thing to do with chains is to restore bikes. For this reason, I buy a lot of chains. The chains I have been using from KMC for many years have always given me a very good look. Not too long ago, while restoring a bike, I needed a 7 speed chain, so I bought this It was very easy to install this chain with the KMC quick link that came with it. In order to cut chain length too short, a chain tool will still be required. It would be best to select one of the options Park Tool has to offer. All you need to do is connect the quick link to the end of the chain once it has been cut. Next, crank away until it is set in In comparison to some chains made by other manufacturers, such as Shimano, which use different connecting links, the installation on this chain is much simpler. It has only been about a month since I installed this chain on the bike I am currently working on, however I have used the same chain on dozens of other bikes and they have all held up well. It's not the first time my bike chains have snapped. Since I'm a mountain biker, my mountain bike chain has snapped many times. I have never experienced a chain snapping on me from the KMC, and they also hold up well to wear. had to replace some of the chains I had used heavily for up to a year before they broke. Considering the price of the chain, there is really nothing better out there. Almost anything can be thrown at this computer, and it will make it through.

Castiel Morton
Castiel Morton
| Feb 11, 2021
I have an electric bike with 8 speeds and I love this chain
5/5

This chain is fantastic for an 8 speed electric bike with middrive bi-directional hub drive. I have an electric bike with a middrive bi-directional hub drive, so I know it's something to behold. After one year of moderate use, the chain is still strong and going even though the BBSHD puts out more torque than any human can. The chain will hold up to the power of an electric motor if it can contend with the power. At its price, you I have no negative comments to make, so i will leave it there.

Alec Gonzalez
Alec Gonzalez
| Apr 24, 2021
Chain of excellent quality
5/5

During the past three years, I have used at least four of these on my 7 speed commuter bike a suspended mountain bike I converted from 1990. It usually takes me between 4000 and 5000 miles to change out the battery. My next step will be to change out the cassette after testing two of them with a Shimano HyperGlide Each time I lube them, which is roughly every 150 to 250 miles, I use a "home made lube. " Last time I did anything other than apply more lube to a chain, I don't remember it being clean. A synthetic motor oil and two to three parts mineral spirits are used to make the lubricant. Put a drop of mineral spirits in each crank while shifting, wait a minute or so as the mineral spirits evaporate, and wipe the excess off.

Ensley Leon
Ensley Leon
| Jun 08, 2021
There is no wrong way to go
5/5

The bike chains made by KMC are of excellent quality. A lot of people are putting this on bikes with 8 speed rear drives and it fits nicely and glides over the sprockets seamlessly. There is also a master link on each of these, so you can remove the chain quickly and easily during maintenance. The following tip is helpful It's intentional to send bikes with too long chains. In order to measure the size of your old chain, you need a chain breaker tool and your old chain.

Salvatore Morton
Salvatore Morton
| Apr 26, 2021
An excellent chain of command
5/5

I had to replace my old chain when I dropped it while climbing 20% and putting down some watts on a trainer (I'm the idiot who changed gears mid-climb), it bent a link. Just a week before one of the major rides I've been planning for months, I was relieved to find this in stock on Amazon. My order came in one day and I installed the chain, tuned the derailleurs (Shimano Claris), and everything worked very well. This is one of my complaints Despite its thin appearance, it's covered with a thick layer of petroleum jelly (cosmoline) that's almost impossible to remove without some serious solvents (think paint thinner and If you order it, please be aware of this.

Oaklyn Boone
Oaklyn Boone
| Jun 12, 2021

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