Keep pedaling
Free Shipping Over $50*

Free Shipping Offer

Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today! Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout.

Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.

KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain

USD$16.95 19% off USD$21.00 msrp
Item #: CH505B00
USD$16.95 19% off USD$21.00 msrp
Found a Lower Price?
Availability In Stock
Quantity

The venerable KMC Z9000 (often supplied as original equipment on many complete bikes in the $1,000 - $2,000 range) is now the KMC X9.93. Its been upgraded with a new stretch-resistant design for long life.

With "Bulls-Eye" pin riveting and heat-treated construction, these put the "S" brands to shame in "bang for the buck".

Compatible with all popular 9 speed drivetrains (Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo)

  • Chain Compatibility: 9-Speed
  • Weight: 235 g
  • Width: 6.6 mm
  • Links: 116 links

Related Products
KMC X11L 11 Speed Chain KMC respects the ...
The KMC Z 72 chain is a 7.1mm ...
KMC X11SL Ti Nitride 11 Speed Chain KMC ...

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain
 
2.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Updated Chain - Not same as old reviews

This is not the same chain as many of the (not so positive) reviews have rated it. This chain used to be the old Z9000 series, but was updated into the 9.93...Read complete review

This is not the same chain as many of the (not so positive) reviews have rated it. This chain used to be the old Z9000 series, but was updated into the 9.93 chain. The biggest difference is the sideplates have been redesigned and are now zinc coated. The inner plates also have a new coating than the previous version. And finally, the pins are new. Oh, and it now comes with a removable missing link, for easy removal for cleaning.

That said, here's the pros and cons: Is it the lightest chain available? Absolutely not. Is it compatible with Shimano and SRAM 9spd? Yes it is. Does it last? In my experience, it lasts every bit as good as the low-end version from the two big S brands (Shimano HG-93 and SRAM 951). While I admire the Shimano chains for their excellent shifting and low tendency to break, they stretch faster than any of the others. Stretching is the #1 cause of drivetrain wear, because as the links get longer, the chain 'rides up' on the sprocket teeth and wear them thinner.

The price point is there with this chain. You could buy two for an equivalent premium model chain from the big S brands and change them out quicker. Meaning, not only will you get more life than having bought one premium chain, but by installing the second chain halfway through, you'll cause far less wear to your drivetrain.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

While I appreciate...

While I appreciate full-suspension bikes are particularly hard on chains, I expect more than 4 rides out of a new chain before it breaks, which is what happened with this chain. I've broken...Read complete review

While I appreciate full-suspension bikes are particularly hard on chains, I expect more than 4 rides out of a new chain before it breaks, which is what happened with this chain. I've broken chains while racing before, but never this new. To make matters worse, it flung off the chainring into the leaf litter beside the trail never to be seen again. Race over, time to walk out of the woods. I know this wasn't the chain's fault, but I had to vent!

Reviewed by 13 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

kmc chains rock

By JackBauer

from San Diego, Ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compatible
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Climbing
    • Commuting
    • Sprinting

    Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

    Kmc has become my favorite chain. These chains wear out sliver than the shimano and sram. Missing link connector makes this the easiest chain to install also. You can not go wrong buying a kmc chain!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Updated Chain - Not same as old reviews

    By Ryan S

    from Gulf Coast, AL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Compatible
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Avid Cycling
    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting
    • Sprinting

    Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

    This is not the same chain as many of the (not so positive) reviews have rated it. This chain used to be the old Z9000 series, but was updated into the 9.93 chain. The biggest difference is the sideplates have been redesigned and are now zinc coated. The inner plates also have a new coating than the previous version. And finally, the pins are new. Oh, and it now comes with a removable missing link, for easy removal for cleaning.

    That said, here's the pros and cons: Is it the lightest chain available? Absolutely not. Is it compatible with Shimano and SRAM 9spd? Yes it is. Does it last? In my experience, it lasts every bit as good as the low-end version from the two big S brands (Shimano HG-93 and SRAM 951). While I admire the Shimano chains for their excellent shifting and low tendency to break, they stretch faster than any of the others. Stretching is the #1 cause of drivetrain wear, because as the links get longer, the chain 'rides up' on the sprocket teeth and wear them thinner.

    The price point is there with this chain. You could buy two for an equivalent premium model chain from the big S brands and change them out quicker. Meaning, not only will you get more life than having bought one premium chain, but by installing the second chain halfway through, you'll cause far less wear to your drivetrain.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't buy this chain, $$ wasted

    By Lynx

    from Caribbean

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Very Weak
      • Weak

      Best Uses

        Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

        I ride variouos bikes, have always used Shimano CN7701/XTR chains and they've lasted well and taken abuse. My current bike's small ring is about done and if not careful shifting down to it you can get some chain suck, have had this happen numerous times (mostly muddy) with my CN7701 chain and no problems, never bent or twisted. Bought this chain because I had read fairly positive reviews about it and it was 1/2 the price, so I thought I'd give it a go.

        Well inevtabaly I got chain suck, I was riding to meet a group in the early hours, it was dark, I removed the quick link and put the chain back on, couldn't use any gear, thought "Darn rings are worse than I thought" so rode the entire ride in my 38t ring and 32 outback, never thought to check the chain for a twist until I tried it on another bike and that gave trouble also, then I looked and found the twisted link. Cannot believe how easily this chain twisted, honestly not worth it even if it was free.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        No complaints, fine chain

        By Josh

        from Londonderry, NH

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Chain
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail
          • XC

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          I needed a new chain, and this one worked. It's actually been through a bit of hell, with a bent rear derailleur and a snapped hanger at one point that lead to some sketchy shifting and tension. I fixed all that, and tested the chain out, and it's still as good as new, and working very well. I've got no complaints.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          KMZ9000

          By Keith

          from Panama City, Florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Narrow Shimano compatible
          • Strong chain

          Cons

          • It ain't shiny in mud

          Best Uses

          • I live in Florida

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          I don't know alot about super-strong chains.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Based on my...

          By Benaiah

          from Boulder, Co

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          Based on my experience, I will not be buying another KMC chain. It shifts okay and thankfully hasn't broken, but is wearing too quickly. I'll probably buy another Shimano chain.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Chain broke within...

          By Brian

          from Bridgeport, Ct United States

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          Chain broke within first hour of use while just biking down the road. Worst Chain Ever... If your new bike has one, replace it now and save yourself a ton of trouble.

           
          1.0

          The chain broke...

          By Konrad

          from Gualala, Ca Usa

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          The chain broke within the first hour of use. Fortunately I wasn't climbing a hill. Online reviews for this product are horrible. Consumer Products Safety Commission should look into this product. Jenson shouldn't sell it.

           
          5.0

          This chain has...

          By Tim

          from Yigo, Guam

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          This chain has lasted for over 1 year without any problems. I ride an average of about 4 miles a day riding back and forth to work, so I've put this chain through its paces between riding to work and the occasional race or friendly trail ride.

           
          1.0

          This chain WILL BREAK!

          By Brett

          from Adrian, Mi

          Comments about KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain:

          This chain WILL BREAK! There is no doubt about it! I Bought a brand new $1000 bike and it had this chain on it. The 3rd time of riding it, I was simply accelerating for a jump, and it broke! Think of your shins!!!

          Displaying reviews 1-10

          Back to top

          Previous | Next »

          Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.

          Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.

          Get free shipping with your $50 purchase today when you choose Standard Shipping at checkout. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items

           

          Free Shipping Offer

          Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today! Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout.

          Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.