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Which chain? [2019 Fourplay Team]

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I want to buy a new chain, according to the following link my bike was supposed to have a KMC Z610 chain from new: https://www.trial-bikes.com/en/bicicleta-inspired-fourplay-team-24-p-538357.html

I bought the bike used and I've just had a look at the chain and the lettering on it: KMC Z1e 9D NARROW

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So, do I currently have the following e-bike chain fitted?

Is my current chain this?: https://www.kmcchain.eu/chain-KMC_Z_Series_for_e_Bike_Narrow_BZ1eN#Z1eHX_Narrow_Silver_BZ1ENNP12

And do I need this instead (Z series 1/2 x 3/32 Narrow)?: https://www.kmcchain.eu/chain-KMC_Z_Series_BZ1#Z1_Narrow_EPT_BZ1NEPT12+narrow

The KMC Website does not seem to list a Z610 as per the bikes original spec?

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Nevermind, looks like the Z610 had been superceeded by the Z1eHX (e-bike chain) so I'll order one of those.

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Yes that's the chain you need. How come you ordered from trial.bikes.com and not tartybikes? 

 

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That link for TrialBikes is just a link that has the full spec for the '19 Fourplay which I use for reference, I'll order the chain from Tarty. I need tyres too and I still need to conquer setting up tubeless so ordering a chain quickly became a nearly £300 shopping cart so I held off for a minute as I've already spent a small fortune this weekend on other things. 

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I heard that the 610 was going away, but there are still plenty of them available here in the States. I tried one of the newer Z1eHX and it's definitely beefier than the 610, but the 610 looks better. I'll stick with the 610 as long as i can find them.

 

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1 hour ago, Swoofty said:

I heard that the 610 was going away, but there are still plenty of them available here in the States. I tried one of the newer Z1eHX and it's definitely beefier than the 610, but the 610 looks better. I'll stick with the 610 as long as i can find them.

 

Beefier gives a little more confidence it won't snap :D

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The 1370kg max load rating for the Z1eHX compared to the 1200kg max load rating for the Z610 HX should give you a bit more confidence too. It is a stronger chain overall.

That said, all chains will eventually snap, so it's best to replace them periodically (depending on how much you ride).

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4 minutes ago, Mark W said:

The 1370kg max load rating for the Z1eHX compared to the 1200kg max load rating for the Z610 HX should give you a bit more confidence too. It is a stronger chain overall.

That said, all chains will eventually snap, so it's best to replace them periodically (depending on how much you ride).

Cool. As I bought the bike 2nd hand I'm keen to put a new chain on asap really. 

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Yeah, always a good call (Y) I've snapped a few chains in my time, and those crashes were definitely not worth saving £15 over :P 

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6 minutes ago, Mark W said:

Yeah, always a good call (Y) I've snapped a few chains in my time, and those crashes were definitely not worth saving £15 over :P 

Definitely! Chain now ordered :lol:

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10 hours ago, Rip said:

Definitely! Chain now ordered :lol:

Don't just buy one chain mate, get a few at a time as it'll ensure you have a good years supply if everything goes tits up again with supply. 

Rich 

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