Campagnolo 10 HD-L Chains

3.4/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $33.00

Product Description

The C10 chain is just 6mm wide and weighs a mere 279g. It represents the latest in chain technology. This chain has been made from the finest materials, has been subjected to the most advanced surface and thermal treatments and has been manufactured to the finest tolerances.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by flythebike a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, flexible, quiet.

Weaknesses:    Expensive, gimmickry used to promote their proprietary system.

Bottom Line:   
Use with a Superlink connector - forget Campy's proprietary joining system. $10 and no fooling with all their special tools, etc. Chain is noticeably quieter than the Wipperman 10s chain. Shifting quality is acceptable. Chain feels strong.

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Favorite Ride:   any w out rain & above freezing

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Spokes

Similar Products Used:   Wipperman

Bike Setup:   Calfee Dragonfly, Record 10S, DT Swiss training wheels, Zipp 202 race wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mitchguthrie a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2004

Strengths:    Has held up to my 245 pound weight for 3 seasons so far. Smooth shifting. Will take the SRAM 9 speed removable link.

Weaknesses:    Chain tool but I use a $2 beam clamp to install the links. This ain't rocket science people, it's a press in pin!

Bottom Line:   
Best chain for Campy 10 speed drivetrains. I've been using a SRAM 9 speed removable link without problems for the last 2 years.

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Favorite Ride:   Oswald

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Oswald

Similar Products Used:   ShimaNO, and Taya

Bike Setup:   Champy Chorus with Rolf Vector Pro wheels.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom Wechsler a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2004

Strengths:    Shifts well, sufficiently quiet and smooth.

Weaknesses:    Bad bad bad design! Cannot be taken off and reinstalled on the bike without expensive chain tools and expensive replacement links/sections.

Bottom Line:   
As far a chains go this one works well. I have absolutely no problem with shifting, noise, or otherwise. Wear characteristics seem to be reasonably good. I am on my second chain in my second season. No problem here. I do have a problem with the engineering and the engineering philosophy on this one though. Good engineering means you design something that works well, within reasonable contraints, price, functionaltiy, etc, AND that is easy to maintain/practical to use. This one is not! The permalink concept as far as an engineering concept is majorly flawed. The special tool I initially bought with the first chain was outrageously expensive. The additonal links were too expensive making it impractical to take off for maintenance. Then to top it all off, after the first replacement chain, Campagnolo changed the design, making my chain tool an expensive piece of scrap, since it is not good for any other chain. The second chain system is simailary bad, requiring and expensive tool, and a special section of chain to rejoin it should you want to seperate any links. From an engineering AND from a user's standpoint this is poor design. I ended up buying a special aftermarket link to allow me to remove and reinstall without a chain tool (available at Branford bike for about 12 bucks, adding to the expense if this chain). I will go with Wipperman for the future or even the Dura ace chain (still cheaper than the Campy chain).

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Favorite Ride:   Anytime I'm on the bike

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Mail order

Similar Products Used:   Sachs, Rohloff, others

Bike Setup:   Classic lugged steel. Ochnser Brain. Campy Record 10 speed.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jt a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

Strengths:    Shift quality

Weaknesses:    Durability

Bottom Line:   
Shifts great but it doesn't last long at all. Need to replace it 3-4 times a season on a bike that is raced and trained on from April through Dec. That gets expensive. Never ridden on rainy/snowy days. SRAM chains seem to last at least twice as long. Going to try Wipperman chain next

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Favorite Ride:   up

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   various places

Similar Products Used:   Sram.

Bike Setup:   Record? Chorus 10 speed mix

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Don a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2003

Strengths:    10 spd, light weight

Weaknesses:    permalink - expensive chain fitting tool

Bottom Line:   
I must have done about 13500 kms on this chain and will replace it soon. It's worked fine and I've never broken this or any other chain, although I'm only 67kg. I don't notice that it works any better than the prior 9spd chain. I also assembled the chain using the traditional method, push pin out - push pin in. The permalink was impossible to install without the correct tool and at ~ $70+ US.. not sure if I'm going to buy one.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Parker International

Similar Products Used:   Sache, Durace 9spd, Campag 9spd

Bike Setup:   Fondriest Carblevel, Campag Eurus Wheel set, chorus/record group, Deda Magic bar-stem, Mich pro-race tyres.

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