Anyone managed to find, buy and use a component from this new Shimano range of supposedly more resilient yet less expensive transmission stuff? So far I can only find Deore Cues MTB things, with only the chain being of interest to road cyclists perhaps:
The CN-LG500 Link Glide HG-X chain with quick link, 9/10/11-speed, 138 links can be got for just under £30 yet is advertised as being approximately 3X as wear resistant as the better quality HG chains such as those of the Ultegra, XT and Dura Ace groupsets (which typically cost a bit more).
Anyone using this chain for a significant mileage?
I has a fancy for attempting to get a chain + lube that'll last for the legendary 30,000 kilometres before "stretching" to the 0.5% starts-to-wear-your-sprockets length.
A related question: anyone tried the Wipperman chainring and sprocket wear tester?
I have a Rohloff tool that supposedly measures wear of sprockets and chainrings but it's not easy to use or read.
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