KMC X10 Chain Review

May 26, 2023
David Sunnyside

The KMC X10 is a reliable and durable 10-Speed chain that works with all major drivetrain shifting systems for road or mountain bike riding. It features a non-directional design that works with Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM derailleur systems and weighs just 269g, so you won’t have to worry about extra weight holding you back. KMC chains are made for riders who want the best combination of performance and durability – and world class professional racers have proven that they deliver.

This chain has Hollow Pins and Slotted Outer Plates, a Double X Bridge Design for smooth and fast shifting and it is available in a range of colors to match your ride. Taiwanese manufacturer KMC is a big player in the riveted goodness business, producing chains for numerous third parties and their own branded line of products. This 11-speed compatible chain - weighing just 242g for 116 links - is the pinnacle of their product line, a piece of functional bike jewellery that will add the finishing touch to your exotic steed.

The X11EPT gets chamfered edges to the inner and outer plates, an 'X' side profile to the outer plate, and a new Diamond-like coating technology that KMC claims offers 5% better wear than their competition. Kerin tested this model with a good chain lube and the resulting results were pretty much on par with most premium chains, but not quite as impressive as some of the other models we've seen.

David Sunnyside
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