Author Topic: Izumi 1/8 Chains  (Read 2893 times)

The Solo Socialist

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Izumi 1/8 Chains
« on: 25 January, 2018, 02:19:12 pm »
Hi,
Anyone have experience of using Izumi 1/8 chains ? Longevity, smooth running etc.
Boots an Spurs

Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 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: 31 January, 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: 31 January, 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.

The Solo Socialist

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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #4 on: 10 February, 2018, 04:11:22 pm »
Thanks Chris S , I'll look forward to your experiences!
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rob

Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #5 on: 11 February, 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.

The Solo Socialist

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Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #6 on: 12 February, 2018, 04:07:32 pm »
Thanks Rob, I'll give one a go..
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rob

Re: Izumi 1/8 Chains
« Reply #7 on: 13 February, 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.