If we believed there was a lower friction, longer lasting, higher quality chain, we would stock them instead. But quite frankly, these are it and a bit. Your chain is your hardest working mechanical part. By miles. If there is one mechanical part you do not want to go average on, it is your chain.
Cheaper chains do not have any coatings and wear out quickly, usually taking your cassette with it. Better chains have some form of PTFE coating, but often no hardened plating on the inner and outer plates to resist wear and corrosion (Titanium nitride or Nickel Plating). The few that have both still don’t have chromium carbide hardened pins and rollers (which are the bits that wear the most). The YBN SLA chains have it all, which is why YBN claim the longest service life on the market and why we are seeing the longest life in the real world (we get as many customers as we can to track their chain km’s on strava). If a chain is lasting 2+ times as long as other chains, you can also draw direct correlation to it being around half the friction as it is friction that causes chain wear.
We stock 3 levels of YBN to best suit your needs. The SLA Gold, Silver and Black as standard also come with hollow pins and laser cut outs on inner and outer plates to make them one of the lightest on the market. For off road use or cx it can be worth considering the solid plate Gold or Silver YBN SLA as the cut outs are less useful if you head into the mud. For those that want the absolute pinnacle, head back to the YBN Titanium chain page for the lightest, lowest friction, best looking chain on the planet.
Fully compatible with Shimano, Campagnolo, SRAM, the plate design delivers flawless shifting across all group sets, as well as off road XTR, X01, XX1 etc.
More about YBN Chains at link below.