Author Topic: Izumi 1/8 Chains  (Read 1652 times)

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Izumi 1/8 Chains
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:19:12 pm »
Hi,
Anyone have experience of using Izumi 1/8 chains ? Longevity, smooth running etc.
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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 08:44:36 am »
Several versions are available. The kieran approved version ( with a bolted joining link) is excellent and very tough - but very fussy about a perfect chain line if it is to run smoothly in my experience.

Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 04:23:56 pm »
generally more expensive but are popular in track world. For commuting etc I think Izumi are expensive and offer nothing extra.

Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 04:30:15 pm »
I've just received a black for the Pomp; I'll report back any issues. For what was described as a simple black chain, it's pretty blingy.

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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 04:11:22 pm »
Thanks Chris S , I'll look forward to your experiences!
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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 08:58:38 am »
I use Izumi tracks most of the time.   I think high end chains are a bit expensive for the rate I get through them.   Similarly I bought a KMC chain for a fiver once and wore it out in the space of one wet ride.

The Izumis wear well on the commute and are decent enough quality to race on.

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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 04:07:32 pm »
Thanks Rob, I'll give one a go..
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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 08:25:02 am »
Reminds me. I think I have enough spare bits of Izumi chain in the garage to make a whole one.