You need to buy the right type. It depends how many gears on your rear cassette. Firstly I would recommend KMC over Shimano or other brands, as they have the best reputation and their chains have a "quick link" included. 7 Speed rear cassette = kmc X8 8 Speed rear cassette = kmc X8 (the x8 is the chain size for 6/7/8 speed) 9 Speed rear cassette = kmc X9 10 Speed rear cassette = kmx X10 The previous generation of kmc chains is the Z series (eg Z7 Z8 etc etc) whilst you might save a few quid on these, the X series is better because the "profiled" links look slightly wrinkly with a shimmy in the metal of each link, which gives better gear changing. Other points are that you'll need a Quick link tool (looks like a pointy pair of pliers - about £5 on eBay). You might have to remove a few links to make it the right length. I bought a KMC X9 for my 9 speed triban 520. The X9 chain is 114 links long, but my bike only needed 110 links long, so I used a link remover tool (should be about £3 on eBay) to take off 4 links closest to the Quick Link. One final tool it's good to have is a chain wear indicator tool which you can get for £2.27 delivered. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J3AA1A2/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_H2D8DbA9NNZYV (:I
Anyone know of any bike chain bargains??
Oh, wow. I just bought a Clarks branded set for £6.99 on Amazon (£5.99 without prime was possible). I could have saved a few ££.
Nice find I've been using these from eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183034266899
My local bike shop wanted £5 per cable (horror) .. hence why I found these.