|Measuring arrangement: Chain is hung up on nail, pulled down by a 1000g weight. Measuring 6 full links on the inside with calipers|
|My previous go-to chain: SRAM PC-971|
I never kept exact records of chain life but after some years I got the impression that other people's chains lasted longer. As I've said above, this can be due to all kinds of factors but in the German radreise-forum.de a consensus developed that the Campagnolo Record C9 in general seems to last longer than other chains.
|The reference chain: Campa Record C9|
|Reference weight: a water-fille SIGG bottle|
My current chain was already stretched beyond the recommended point for replacement and therefore I kept riding it until the bitter end before switching out the complete drivetrain. This delayed my testing for a bit but as of yesterday I'm in, comparing a Sram PC-971 with the Campa C9! Others on radreise-forum.de have already started the test and I am very curious about the forthcoming results. I will post here regularly about on-going developments. If anyone else is interested in participating, please let me know.