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Location: Miami
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 6
Posted:quick question: what`s the difference between a #13 SS and a #15 NPS chain?
Wich one is more handy to use?


Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:a #13 chain weighs about 1 oz; a #15 chain weighs about 2. The #13 chains seem to fly a little faster (not necessarily a desirable trait), probably because of their smaller aerodynamic profile.

I'd argue that the #13 chains are a little less comfortable to grab for moves that require that, but it wraps around a tighter radius.

I've seen a couple cases where #15 NPS chains broke after about 16 months of hard use (in both cases, at the link entering a connector). Not enough data on the long-term reliability of SS chain.

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