The Campagnolo Record 10 chain is 5.9mm wide - .3mm narrower than the first edition of this chain. The narrower width greatly improves shifting, silences the drivetrain and believe it or not - it's stronger. Works perfectly with all Campagnolo 10-speed drivetrains. A well-tuned Campagnolo drivetrain can run virtually silent with this chain. This is Campy's best 10 speed chain.
This is an incredibly good chain. I had three so far and they are consistantly quiet and durable. I have been able to get about 3,500 mileseach time. I recommend using a Wipperman Conex linl to avoid theneed to buy $$$$ Campy chain tool. Properly installed the link is trouble free.
I have never used any other chain on my Campy 10 spd and I have NEVER had any problems. Its expensive, but well worth it. I have ridden over 3,000 miles on these chains an only one ever broke - and the was the old design. I was upset that I bought a chain tool for the old style chain and both are now obsolete, and then had to spend the money on the new Campy Chain Tool, but having the "right tool for the job" makes all the difference in the world.
When this chain is properly installed and maintained, it will last for many miles of smooth and quiet shifting - even under load. Other have recommended the use of the Chorus chain to save a few dollars, but I only put Record stuff on my Record grouppo.
I have used nothing but Wipperman chains on my Record Group and finally put on this chain. Should have done it a long time ago. The shifting is great and it is really quiet. You can use a Wipperman Conex link with it as well. Just make sure you install it correctly or have your bike shop do it for you. With the Wipperman link it makes it real easy to remove the chain and clean it. A really good chain and you should be able to get at least 3000 miles out of it with regular maintenance.
Listen up, install this chain properly and lube properly with only the highest quality lube. If this chain ever gives you a noise problem or ever comes disconnected for any reason it is because you are not using a high quality lube, and have not installed it correctly and with the right tool. Treat this great chain with respect and keep it clean after each ride and it will last and last with "0" problems, period!
Excellent quality. After Campy changed the way the fastened their chain, I stayed away since I didnt want to buy another expensive chain tool. Well I just used a good quality chain tool to close it and it has been fine for over 1000 miles now. It is hard to close with a small chain tool but a large good quality shop tool will work easiy. Only thing is make sure you dont push the link too far. The link was a little stiff when I first tried and had to reverse the tool and give it a quarter turn to loosen it up. I still have the Wippermann link, but I like the security of a permanent closure.
This Record chain when coupled with Record drivetrain is completely and noticeably silent and shifts flawlessly. Plus all the hollow pins and drilled out links look gorgeous, if you like that sort of thing. Campy good.
Very quiet and best shifting chain I have used. If youre having noise with it you probably need to replace worn chainrings and cassettes. Its not the chain. This is the only chain Ill use from now on. Also, very easy installation with the Campy tool.
Dont know about those claims of it being loud. I dont notice any noise and use Pedros Dry Syn lube. Good chain.
Strong chain. But very loud compared to using the Shimano 10-spd. chain.
Best chain I have used with Campy 10 speed. Very quiet and shifts better than the old 10sp chain. Just hated buying a special tool to do the job right but that is just part of the game. The tool is very nice( should be for $100) but made the job very easy.
I bought this chain for my setup using all new Record carbon 10-speed and found it to be very noisy. I tried to let it wear in for about 1,000 miles but it got even noiser as time went on. I switched to the normal width C-10 UD chain and it was silent. My local bike shop had the bike for 2 days and couldnt figure out why it was so noisy.