April 23, 2018

9-row Chain KMC X-9 116-links Silver With Clasp Box

chain row KMC cells silver buckle box 2 9 row chain KMC X 9 116 links silver with clasp box
KMC chain for 9-row drives with 116 links in silver color. Clasp in set

Features:

– Number of cells: 116

– Size: 1/2″x 11/128"

– Silver color

– XSP-lengthened life of the chain

– X-brigde-faster and more precise gear shifting

Brand: KMC

kmc 9 row chain KMC X 9 116 links silver with clasp box

KMC X9.93 9-Speed Bike Chain

kmc speed bike chain 9 row chain KMC X 9 116 links silver with clasp box

  1. UPDATE:

    400 miles on the chain riding through some rough country, up and down black and blue diamond trails around here and the chain is still in good shape.

  2. I’ll be extremely pleased if I get a whole season out of this chain!
  3. UPDATE2:

    Got another ride in today and the chain split open at the end of the ride.

  4. I’m seeing multiple links that are bowing outward as if they’re ready to break as well.
  5. Update 3:

    4 rides on the new chain this season and it broke again same way.

  6. For less than half of the price of a 1-1 replacement for the original Shimano on my Trek and with the very positive reviews of this chain I took a shot.
  7. I have it installed on my hybrid now and it took less than 15 minutes to remove the original, measure, remove the two links required from this KMC for my fit, put the Missing-Link together, install and test it out.
  8. My original chain was stretched to the limit of tolerances within 700 miles and I hope this one lasts longer.
  9. Testing this KMC (other than lots of riding) was to test the play any lateral ‘looseness’ of the chain and to measure the links.
  10. No tight links and it was well pre-lubricated as shipped.
  11. I did clean and degrease the chain and re-lubricated it with a wet ceramic which I use for my bikes.
  12. Now all that is left is a few hundred miles, regular maintenance and stretch testing.
  13. I highly recommend the KMC as a solution and will update this review when I have significant miles on it.
  14. My riding is training and long touring so the chain condition is very critical for me.
  15. I kept the Shimano as a spare after adding a KMC ‘Missing-Link’ to it for the panniers as my backup spare.
  16. Update: After some miles on the chain here is my update.
  17. Shifting went great and I needed few adjustments of the derailleurs to get this chain running well on my bike.
  18. I did have one oops moment when I first tested it on a ride.
  19. I had a constant whiz sound like a maladjusted front derailleur but that was not it.
  20. I had missed one slight hard to see guide on the rail derailleur and had the chain over it instead of under it.
  21. I had to pull the chain using the included ‘missing-link’ and it came off with ease.
  22. Re-threaded the chain correctly and it is silent as can be.
  23. I bought this as a replacement chain for my mid-2000’s Felt racing bike.
  24. My gear set-up is a couple generations old, and as such is still a 9 speed.
  25. Took a couple links out to match the length to my old chain.
  26. The exact length you need depends your individual gearing though, so be sure to check this before installing.
  27. A master link IS included with this chain, which is awesome.
  28. For those who don’t know, a master link is one link that can be snapped in place without a specialized tool.
  29. Getting it snapped in place can sometimes be a bit of a pain, but it works.
  30. The master can also be disconnected relatively easily if you need to remove the chain for whatever reason.
  31. Removing a master is not THAT simple, but it’s way better than having to pop out a pin with a special tool.
  32. This chain is a little louder than my old shimano chain.
  33. I’m not sure exactly why, but it definitely adds a bit of volume to the drivetrain.
  34. Great price and comes with the Missing Link, which makes it easy to install.
  35. I just remove the old chain with a chain removal tool (you need to crank on that baby to get the pin out) and use the old chain to measure the new chain to the right size.
  36. Cut the links you need to on the new chain (make sure you cut out one extra to make room for the Missing Link).
  37. I’m a fairly big dude (240lbs) and snapped two nearly new ones.
  38. If you’re heavy or really torque on them in the climbs I think it would be worth researching for a stronger chain.
  39. Yes, Wipperman and SRAM have a quick link too but they cost more and don’t perform any better.
  40. KMC also makes a
    hollowpin lighter model that I found is lighter than the comparable SRAM.
  41. Don’t think spending more will get you a better chain as KMC proves this wrong.
  42. One of the most overlooked replacement parts on your bike other than your cabling.
  43. My bike is back to shifting smooth again and not jumping gears anymore thanks to this chain.
  44. I would definitely recommend replacing your chain every few months if you ride rough and abuse your bike.
  45. If your bike chain doesn’t have a master link (most should some don’t like big box bikes) then you will need to buy a chain break tool for a few dollars online.
  46. I would definitely recommend this chain for your every day rider and even your downhill biker.
  47. Replaced oribginal chain on a Specialized Allez Sport that lasted 4,000 miles.
  48. I usually wipe my chain and oil after every ride (most rides between 35 – 60 miles).

Buy KMC X9.93 9-Speed Bike Chain here $13.85

Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5

concept model indoor rowing machine with pm 9 row chain KMC X 9 116 links silver with clasp box

  1. From a practical standpoint, the higher frame means easier on-and-off for those with tired knees or mobility considerations.
  2. The nickel-plated chain (also featured on the Model D) requires less-frequent oiling.
  3. Aesthetically, the Model E is the luxury machine of the indoor rower world.
  4. Solid and sleek in light gray or black, the Model E will hold its own in a fitness center, your home gym, or the living area of your midtown loft.
  5. Best of all, it does all of this while providing the unparalleled full-body workout of our other indoor rowers.
  6. If you’re familiar with our equipment, the Model E is everything you’ve come to expect in a Concept2 Indoor Rower and more.
  7. If you’re trying us for the first time, the Model E will satisfy even the most discriminating buyers.
  8. The Model E is available in two colors: light gray or black.
  9. Sophisticated yet easy to use, the PM5 provides accurate, comparable data for every row.
  10. A backlight increases visibility, compatibility with USB flash drives makes storing your workout data a breeze, and you can wirelessly monitor your heart rate.
  11. The longer monitor arm on the Model E keeps it all within easy reach.
  12. The spiral damper allows you to quickly adjust the airflow to the flywheel, so you can change the feel of the stroke to suit your preference.
  13. The flywheel design minimizes noise while maximizing a smooth feel.
  14. Caster wheels on the front foot allow you to roll the fully-assembled machine into position.
  15. You’ll have the comfort and ease of getting on a machine that’s at chair height.
  16. The 20 inch (50.8 centimeter) seat height is particularly helpful if your knees don’t bend like they used to, if you’ll be getting on and off the indoor rower from a wheelchair, or if you just prefer sitting higher off the ground.
  17. To support the 20 inch frame height, we went with a one-piece leg design for both the front and rear legs.
  18. I was looking for a high quality indoor rowing machine, as it’s one of the best workouts for your entire body.
  19. I’m so glad that I not only purchased a Concept2, but that I opted to pay the extra cost for the Model E.
  20. Since the Model E is elevated to the same level as a regular chair, it’s much easier to get in and out of than the Model D.
  21. This is of particular importance if you have any issues with mobility or if you’re elderly.
  22. In my case, due to having had back surgery, it was essential that I purchased this model.
  23. Since first using this rower on 04/13/2014 I’ve logged over 200,000 meters, which is close to 125 miles.
  24. Since it’s made of such high quality materials, using it is all but effortless.
  25. The seat slides along the monorail in near total silence and the fan noise is minimal.
  26. I listen to music while rowing and find that the noise of the machine isn’t an issue at all.
  27. My routine is to use the rower for 1 hour a day, 5 days a week.
  28. It has an adjustable flywheel, however setting it to a higher number(between 1 & 10), does not necessarily mean that you’re getting a better workout.
  29. The main factor in getting an effective workout is determined by how rapidly you row.
  30. So, you could set the flywheel to 10 and do a very slow workout, or set in to a lower number and actually get a better workout.
  31. Personally, I have mine set at 4 which enables me to get a tremendous workout without the risk of sustaining any injuries from overexertion.
  32. I have my rower on top of a rubber mat, although the company says that this is unnecessary.
  33. I suppose that if you have wood floors or tile it would be unnecessary, but when used on carpet like I do, I think it’s best to have a mat.
  34. The rower comes with a chest belt hear rate monitor, but I opted to purchase the MIO Link wrist monitor as it works as well as the chest belt and is much easier to use.
  35. One thing you should be aware of when purchasing a Concept2 is that it’s immense.
  36. I have it set up in my office and it takes up the vast majority of the room, at least in length.
  37. Thankfully, it takes only a few seconds to separate into 2 parts for easy storage.
  38. The only area where I think the company could improve upon would be the assembly instructions.
  39. Most of the instructions are in the form of pictures without any accompanying text.
  40. For those who have problems interpreting pictures(like me), it would be helpful to have some text included as well.
  41. If you know what you’re doing, you can easily assemble the rower in less than 30 minutes.
  42. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be slightly frustrating.
  43. Thankfully, it was during the week when I assembled mine, so help was just a phone call away.
  44. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the seat being uncomfortable.
  45. I purchased the optional adhesive seat pad with mine, and although it’s extremely thin, I find that I’m comfortable throughout my entire workout.
  46. I also purchased a Skwoosh Master Row Gel Pad that I use on top of the adhesive seat pad.
  47. This combination makes for a very comfortable rowing experience.
  48. The bottom line is that this rower is worth every cent that I paid.
  49. The quality is unquestionably the best that you’ll find on any rower.
  50. Listening to music while rowing on the Concept2 Model E is a very peaceful feeling.
  51. Addendum: Unless you live in Vermont, you won’t have to pay sales tax when purchasing this item directly from the manufacturer.
  52. Update: 05/23/2014 ~ After doing significantly more rowing over the past 2 weeks, I’ve found that my seat solution no longer works.
  53. Since I’m currently doing very long work outs (over 1 hour), I’m developing extreme pain in my buttocks.
  54. I’ve had back surgery in the past, so this may be exasperating the problem.
  55. In other words, the seat issue may be a (sore) point for some and not for others.
  56. The Concept2 rower still receives a solid 5 stars, as it’s without question the best rower on the market.
  57. As stated, the seat issue is an individual thing, and not the fault of Concept2.
  58. Update: 06/06/2014 ~ I finally found a solution that works to eliminate buttocks pain for me.
  59. Available from Concept2 is an aftermarket padded tractor seat.
  60. The seat is significantly larger than the standard seat and comes with a 6″ slanted back support.
  61. Note: When using proper rowing technique, range of motion is limited when leaning back on the Tractor Seat at the end of the drive.
  62. I have not found this to be a problem, as I’m still able to lean back adequately.
  63. I suppose if you’re a competitive rower this could be an issue, but for the average person who mainly uses the rower for aerobic exercise, I don’t see it as a problem.
  64. I’ve been using the tractor seat for a week and am no longer experiencing any buttocks pain at all.
  65. Please note that I already had a Skwoosh rowing seat pad which I place on top of the tractor seat.
  66. The only reason why I’m using the Skwoosh is because I already had one.
  67. It’s probably unnecessary, as I experienced no pain when using the tractor seat alone.
  68. As mentioned, I row an hour a day, 5 days a week, so finding a solution to the buttocks problem is wonderful.
  69. If you purchase the tractor seat, please note that the instructions call for you to remove the standard seat and install the tractor seat from underneath the monorail.
  70. I found it much easier to separate the rower into 2 pieces, than flip the monorail over.
  71. This enables you to remove the standard seat and install the tractor seat from above, which is significantly easier.
  72. Also, the standard seat comes with 4 screws that are all but impossible to remove with a screwdriver.
  73. I found it much easier to loosen them with a small wrench, than complete the job with the screwdriver.
  74. The tractor seat comes with 4 screws and washers and is extremely easy to install.
  75. Update: 06/23/2014 ~ I’ve been using the tractor seat for several weeks now and it’s the real deal.
  76. I can row for over an hour without experiencing the slightest amount of buttocks pain.
  77. For competitive rowers, this should be sold without a back support.
  78. As previously mentioned, my range of motion isn’t limited at all at the end of the drive.
  79. Concept2 doesn’t advertise this seat because they feel that it will impede you from leaning back at the end of the drive.
  80. Such is not the case, as the only difference between this seat and the one that comes standard with the rower, is that this one is extremely comfortable when used for very long rowing sessions.
  81. Update: 12/05/2014 ~ I’ve now been using my Concept2 Model E rower on a near daily basis for eight months.
  82. The tractor seat continues to work perfectly and I experience absolutely no pain whatsoever.
  83. I can honestly say that this is the best purchase of ANY product that I’ve EVER made.
  84. This machine is absolutely astounding and the Concept2 customer service is second to none.
  85. This is the best indoor rowing machine available anywhere, for any price.
  86. If you’re like me, you’ll be ecstatic with this rower and overwhelmingly happy that you didn’t settle for anything less.
  87. Update: 12/12/2014 ~ “Please note, this review is for a Model E with PM4 monitor, which included a chest belt for wireless heart rate monitoring.
  88. This listing is for the Model E with PM5, which is the current and updated Performance Monitor.
  89. It has additional wireless options but does not include the chest belt.
  90. Model E with PM5) to reflect these changes.”

    Update: 01/02/2015 ~ Since purchasing the Concept2, I’ve now rowed the equivalent of half way across the United States.

  91. What I find surprising is that according to what I’ve read on the Internet, rowing machines are the least popular exercise machine in gyms, supposedly because people are intimidated by them and become bored with their use.
  92. From my experience, I can tell you that there’s nothing intimidating about the Concept2 rower.
  93. In the past, I’ve used every conceivable type of exercise machine, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, etc.
  94. I became bored with and lost my motivation to use all of these machines.
  95. Such is not the case, nor will it ever be with the Concept2.
  96. I sit down, row, listen to my music and am transported to a different world.
  97. It’s a world of inner peace, a calm feeling that I’ve never experienced prior to owning this gem.
  98. When I say that the Concept2 Model E rower has changed my life, I mean it.
  99. It’s unquestionably the best investment that I’ve ever made.
  100. Update: 04/30/2015 ~ I’m still going strong after using this for more than a year.
  101. The only maintenance I’ve had to do is to oil the chain every 50 hours of use.
  102. It simply doesn’t get any better than this; it’s the best purchase I’ve ever made.
  103. The workout is great and I do not seem to have some of the after-effects from other regimens such as jogging or aerobic routines.
  104. I am older so the “E” version is better for me because it is easier to mount/dismount.
  105. Over the years, I have purchased many pieces of exercise equipment and buying the higher-quality definitely pays off in the long run.
  106. But I called Concept 2 and spoke with a guy who told me what to do (row without my prosthetic leg).
  107. He even referred me to you tube videos of amputees rowing.
  108. Anyone who is interested in indoor rowing should go to Concept 2’s website.
  109. I looked at cheaper and even one feature of a TV show that I was seriously considering that had the hydro system and was made of wood.
  110. In the end I believed that this one was the better choice.
  111. First, the Elites extra height is well worth the extra cost.
  112. The drawback with water is it can leak and require some maintenance.
  113. My concern with noise had me wondering which one would be the winner.
  114. I don’t own that other water rower but I can say this one is smooth and much quieter than expected and doesn’t creat any problems in our household.
  115. I was concern about wood wearing or being made from wood stock that was not as strong or straight (warping from new growth wood) but since this rower is metal I have nothing to worry about there.
  116. The next thing that concern me was the difference in material that was used in the pulley system, one was made from synthetic webbing which could have been nylon to polyester which is the stronger.
  117. In the TV show as the frustrated character rows really hard the strap breaks.
  118. I don’t believe that will happen with this rowers chain and maybe that is why you don’t see wooden rowers in gyms.
  119. The assembly was easy and you can find the right video on their site to do what you need, even disassembling it, something you might want to do when moving.
  120. This rower separates into two long sections for storage but I wouldn’t want to be doing that too often, maybe during a holiday.
  121. The reason is this rower is big and when they say to allocate 9 feet for length, believe them.
  122. Because of the length I had few places to set it up, the garage was out of the question.
  123. This is too good a machine for that and besides things tend to be forgotten more when out of site.
  124. In the end I had only one place that made sense but which most people would not consider, my living room.
  125. I had a person come in and remark about the size and probably hold his tongue until he got home about having it where I put it but that doesn’t bother me since I am not spending this much money for a piece of furniture.
  126. The goal for me is health and being able to control my sugar and muscle levels better as I grow older.
  127. I have used other exercise equipment before but this is the best for me because it gets use almost daily by me and other family members.
  128. After using for six months now I can honestly say I look forward to it and haven’t felt better.
  129. My body is thanking me everyday and the only regrets is not purchasing one much earlier in my life.
  130. I use this as a supplement to bicycling which doesn’t exercise many of my muscles and because it rains much where I live.
  131. In this way I am able to keep up exercising no matter what the weather is.
  132. I work from home and getting some form of exercise whiteout having to leave house is what works for me.
  133. Yes it was an investment but considering the cost of not exercising and the effects it has on your heath, I would do it again and again, if I had to.
  134. Easy on the back, great for increasing your lung capacity.
  135. I got the model E for my home, and I have to say it’s a step up.

Buy Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5 here $1,160.00

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