31% off KMC X11-EL Gold 11 Speed Chain


Feeling fancy? This chain is a very bling touch.

Apart from being flashy, the X11-EL is quiet and lasts really well.

KMC X11-EL Gold 11-Speed Chain
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While you might not think that a chain upgrade will make much of a difference, they can provide noticeable results to both the sound of your drivetrain and the lifespan of your components.

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Being users of 11-speed drivetrains, we've used KMC's X11-EL chains for thousands of miles. Through that time, the KMC X11-EL worked flawlessly, staying very quiet under load, something that is very noticeable when you switch from a Shimano chain.

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We were expecting the titanium nitride gold coating to wear off eventually, but it is incredibly resistant to wear and this keeps the chain looking fresh for a huge number of miles.

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The chain comes coated in packing grease which we removed before installing the chain. While the packing grease is a great lube for silent operation, it picks up dirt very easily and quickly forms a paste that will wear the chain quickly.

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By stipping it down to the bare metal, you give yourself a clean surface for coating the chain in a lube that will work properly. We pick Squirt lube for most riding as it runs very clean and won't pick up dirt. You can get that here.

KMC X11-EL Gold 11-Speed Chain
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About KMC

With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, KMC adopts state-of-the-art technology. However, we always know what is most important: the people behind the company and their connection to you and the product. Actively involved in cycling we always look to make the best possible products, which results in very interesting innovations and tremendous product improvements.

KMC derailleur chains are 100% compatible with all major systems. We do not distinguish between disciplines; our chains are suitable for both road and off-road. The way that KMC chains are categorized is logical: for example any product from the X11 series will fit any 11-speed derailleur system and every possible use.

KMC is constantly striving to manufacture the best possible quality products with minimal environmental impact. On top of meeting European standards, KMC is the first and only chain manufacturer to measure its carbon footprint. In order to reduce emissions, energy-intensive processes constantly undergo optimization. Also, more obvious steps are taken like solar panels at our factories reduce, or even neutralize electricity consumption from our European operation.

About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

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