The KMC X10 DLC chain is KMC's top offering in a 10 speed chain. It fits all 10 speed drivetrains, including Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo and features the KMC MissingLink master link. This connecting link offers a tool-less way of installing and removing your chain for maintenance and cleaning. This top offering from KMC has of features unique to KMC only and showcases what the world's largest bicycle chain manufacturer is capable of producing.
Really what you are paying extra for over a KMC 10SL chain is the proprietary KMC DLC treatment. The DLC (Diamond Like Coating) finishing adds mucho protection and cuts down on chain stretch due to this bombproof and slow wearing exterior treatment. DLC promotes smooth glide, so we have found the chain to shift rapidly with good precision. X-Bridge shaping on the outer plates add torsional rigidity and stiffness. The hollow pins with inner and outer link cut-outs shave weight. The bushing-less design produces one of the quietest chains we sell. The KMC DLC is chock full of technology and clearly on of the best chains money can buy for your 10 speed drivetrain.