Snapped chain at 300 miles thats nit good ?

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Hi people how far are u getting outta chain I'm bit peed off 😠
 

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I wouldn’t worry too much , I’ve snapped chains 1st ride ! Just bad luck 😡
 
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I was a long way from safety today and forgot my power link doh but managed to take 2 links out and rejoin to get back I've never snapped a chain before the outer plates just peeled apart?
 

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On an emtb it is even more important to shift with mechanical sympathy, ie back off the power slightly when shifting. I have 1060 miles on the original chain and it's still only 0.4%. In my riding gear I weigh 92kg (203lbs, 14.5stone).
 
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Tbh I do back off I'm only 85kg wet through but I'm 6ft 6 not really powerful and I don't use power that much normally use setting 3 I'm gona change cassette chain and jockey wheels see how we go?
 

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Tbh I do back off I'm only 85kg wet through but I'm 6ft 6 not really powerful and I don't use power that much normally use setting 3 I'm gona change cassette chain and jockey wheels see how we go?
What brand chain broke, by the way? Just curious...
 

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Tbh I do back off I'm only 85kg wet through but I'm 6ft 6 not really powerful and I don't use power that much normally use setting 3 I'm gona change cassette chain and jockey wheels see how we go?
Why change the cassete? It shall last a thousand miles more... mine is doing fine at 1400 km even though I have broken the chai twice.
 
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Hi its a kmc ex10 chain it came with? Tbh the cassette is so cheap £24 I may as well do it my xc bike has 10 speed aswell so I'll use it there 😁
 

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The chains are prone to breaking on EMTB's, it can take a slightly duff shift and a power input to do it, or just bad luck. I think I have snapped the chains on my emtb about4 time in the last couple of years
 
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Yeah seems so tbh I've spoke to a few bike reps and they all told me just to replace it with solid pin deore chain and that the e bike chains really aren't any better so that's what I'm doing?
 

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Hi its a kmc ex10 chain it came with? Tbh the cassette is so cheap £24 I may as well do it my xc bike has 10 speed aswell so I'll use it there 😁
Broke the same chain on first ride. Peeled apart just as you say..wore another out in 277 miles. I do not buy kmc chains anymore.
 

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