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KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain

Item #: CH309Z05
USD$9.45 27% off USD$13.00 msrp
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The KMC Z-72 chain is a 7.1mm chain that is compatible with 6-7-8 speed drivetrains.
  • Chain Compatibility: 6, 7, 8
  • Weight: 315 g
  • Width: 7.1 mm
  • Links: 116 links

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KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compatible (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual riding (7)
    • Commuting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Great Price!

    By SWTRalph

    from College Station Tx

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compatible
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

      I live in a University town so as students leave I buy their bikes at a discount and sell them to incoming students for a profit. Many times a new chain is needed to get them up to speed. My experience is that the KMC chains are easy to install at a great price. As many times these chains are what came with the bike anyway the buyer is getting a new deal. Seems like the chains are a good product as some of the bikes I have flipped were ridden 2-3 thousnad miles over the last couple of years. Yeah the chain needs to be replaced but the sram chain i use on my bike lasts 1200-1400 miles on average and I weigh 165 lbs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A quick and easy upgrade.

      By Fsac

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compatible
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting

        Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

        This chain was purchased to replace another KMC chain that I could not identify on my 2011 Redline Monocog 29'r. It also marks my first experience with any sort of master-link... and I couldn't be happier with it.

        Cutting the chain proved quick and easy with a Park Tool CT-5, and installation took a matter of seconds, even without specialized tools.

        For my personal tastes, the factory lube left something to be desired, as it attracted grit easily and kept it there. Fortunately, removal was just as easy as the install (again, without any tools) and cleaning took far less effort than that I had been accustomed to with my last chain, and my inability to remove it from the frame.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good chain

        By Rick D

        from Twin Cities Minnesota

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compatible
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting

          Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

          This chain is the original that came on my Giant Cypres. It went 3700 miles and was showing 1/8" wear over 12" length.

          Very durable with no problems. About 1200 of those miles were on crushed limestone trail.

          I will change it sooner next time and will buy the KMC Z-72 again. It's very economical and durable! Comes with a master quick link too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          My chain of choice.

          By SweetGary

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compatible
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Price

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Road Cycling
            • Training

            Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

            This is my chain of choice for my vintage steel, seven speed road bikes. Price is right, durable, perfect width. Shop around, the price varies among retailers but is usually in the ten dollar range. A very good value, boy howdy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Chain!

            By Commuter Cam

            from Paradise, Ca

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Lacking Instructions

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Commuting

            Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

            This is a direct replacement to the stock chain that came with the bike. I was able to coax 3,000 miles out of it before replacing. Granted I don't do any sort of technical riding - strictly road commuting. Very happy with performance. Note: The installation instructions are vague - and I am a novice when working on the bike - do research before installing and it will be straight forward.
            Another note - don't let your chain go 3,000 miles - my next purchase will be a cassette :)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            quality and price

            By mountain cycle man

            from N.J. shore

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Commuting

              Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

              Great chain for casual riding. Easy to install with link.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good solid product

              By JBird

              from Tucson,AZ

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compatible
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Mountain
                • Urban Trails

                Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

                This chain was easy to install. It is smooth and shifts very well. Had a similar KMC chain as original equipment and it gave me 3000 trouble free miles. Great chain for the price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This chain is awesome

                By Cawootxcrunner

                from Louisville Ky

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Nonw

                Best Uses

                • 10 Speed Chain

                Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

                the only chain i trust for my 10 speed bike

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent price for a good quality chain

                By abicycledoc4u

                from Menifee, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replaces Oem

                    Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

                    Great replacement for oem chain. Doesn't cost an arm or leg to keep a vintage bike going.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Basic Chain for Older Bikes

                    By lou

                    from Connecticut

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about KMC Z-72 8 Speed Chain:

                    Good chain for the older bikes. Master link makes connection easy. I have used KMC chains in the past and have found them to be reliable.

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