Mrs Olszak Good quality so far and it was easy to fit.
Mr james I love these chains. The connector is easy to use. The chains last years and don’t seem to stretch or wear as other chains do. Great price too from Merlin!
Martin Great product. Been using KMC chains for a while now, good performance at a reasonable price
Mr Smith I always use KMC chains never had a problem, these tend to last longer than other makes
Mr Shepherd I have always used KMC chains as I believe they are very good quality chains at a good price. Easy to fit & long lasting.
martin Fantastic value high quality chain, long lasting and very smooth running, highly recommended.
Clive Have always used KMC chains, good value for money, and ultra reliable
Mr Roberts As ever, KMC chains are excellent. The previous KMC chain ( purchased from Merlin) on my 'winter cum on/off road touring bike had given excellent service since August 2017 and had only just gone into the 0.5% stretched zone.
Velo Phoenix Really like KMC and choose them every time now over other brands. Top quality.
Mr Dean Quality chain that seems to stretch less over time than the Shimano equivalent
Mr Whittham Use KMC chains on all of my bicycles. Bought to replace previous chain. Superb chain for the price. Will use throughout autumn, winter and spring, and then replace.
Mike McCarthy Chain seems to run quieter than my previous SRAM PC991 and shifting has been crisp. Only slight downside was the 'missing link' appeared to be quite loose compared to a SRAM Powerlink - I was a little concerned that the chain would fall off so I fitted the SRAM link to the KMC chain. No problems whatsoever so I'm very pleased overall. Mustn't forget to mention the outstandingly quick delivery from Merlin.
Mr Wilcock Good quality, well priced chain with corrosion protection. Supplied with a quick link which makes removing the chain for cleaning much easier. Running it with ten year old campag daytona and there are no compatibility issues. Quality piece of kit.
Mr RICE KMC are the best chains out there.
Mr Taskis I have used kmc chains for years now and rarely encounter any problems with them, high mileage and good value.
Mr herdman This is a great value chain. It is worth paying a little more for a chain with a nickel finish as it has more resistance to rust and KMC chains are definitely the best.
Wilko Great chains. Hard wearing and do the job just as well as the more expensive ones. And a great price from Merlin.
Mr HARDMAN Great chain easy to fit with the split link, & the usual great Merlin service.
Mr foster Ordered as a replacement for an SRAM chain on a Kona Jake. Had the tools for easy fit and removal of quick link( included with chain ) so went with the KMC and first impressions it changes smoothly and easy to fit. One detail I run 50-39-30 with 11-32 and the chain was exact length match for that coming off.
Mr Gibson My previous kmc 99 chain is only half worn and having covered 500 miles of British winter mounting biking and still going strong , I have used shimano and sram chains and neither have been this hard wearing ... amazing quality chain and top quality service from Merlin ...
Dave Jackett Excellent product at a very competitive price. Usual swift and efficient service from Merlin.
Mr WARNER The main advantage of shopping with Merlin is the very impressive delivery. I think without exception everytime I have shopped with Merlin the goods have been delivered the next day. This purchase was a standard KMC X9 9 speed chain, it works as expected, easy to fit and take off due to the KMC Missing Link. This means chain can be fitted and removed without tools. Well chain splitter is needed to remove some links so that new chain was same length as the old one. Price on Merlin was very competiive, probably cheapest I've seen. All in all, good price, impressive delivery, I would thoroughly recommend Merlin.
Mr Galley Can't fault it in any way.
Far better chain than the SRAM one it replaced.
Super Mavic Got this chain for a new build bike with existing Tiagra group. Had to remove two inches of links which I managed with a standard link remover no problem. Quick link slots together very easily.
Mr Young Good value, durable chain.
Mr Wilko Great chain at a great price from Merlin. :)
Mr Scott Looking to replace my too short chain (shimano HG 73) after putting on bigger middle ring on my 2x9 set up. Had used KMC quicklinks in past and happy with quality. Read reviews for similar price point chain and went for this. Couldn't be happier, great chain, runs quiet, shifts better than old chain. Great price and service from Merlin as usual, always check on Merlin first if I need anything !
Mr Wilkinson Great chain for XC riding. I wouldn't say these were non-stretch but they are better than the Sram or Shinano ones I have used in the past, and not I dont use any other brand of chain on all my bikes. Great price and fast delivery as always from Merlin.
Mr Field Good strong chain.
Mr Dale Good product at a good price.
Mr Drysdale Good locking product and swift delivery. Good price too. Time will tell on durability.
Mr Garnett Excellent product - faultless gear shifting and hard wearing. Highly recommended
Mr Walton A good product at a cracking price, thanks Merlin.
Ballradski Have always used these chains on my bikes, as nothing else lasts (1000+ miles) and costs so reasonable. I used to get this chain from my local bike shop, but he stopped selling due to price a hike by KMC??. So he started selling the X9.93 silver/Gray version. I get half the mileage and the gray plates soon rust, so to find Merlin selling these at such a low price I was over the moon! Not the lightest chain, but near bomb proof.
Merlin, cant be beaten on price, and service is as fast as ever.
Mr Morris Looks nice and bling - keeps its silver looks whichbis much better that the slightly rusty look from a normal one after washing the bike.
Mr Taylor Excellent product easy to fit and very smooth changing. I high recommend this chain.
Mr Wilsdon Good product, even better service! Could not find this chain cheaper elsewhere. Smoother gear changes and less chain suck than my old shimano chain.
Mr Jenkin I ordered this chain from Merlin Cycles because it was advertised at the best price on the web.
An even bigger bonus was the 10% dicount at checkout combined with free postage.
The item was delivered next day. What can I say... Fantastic service.
Mr Watson Good, reliable and long-lasting chain. The quicklink is also great for assisting in the cleaning process or when changing chains.
vmgscot Great value
Mr Taylor Good reliable chain and comes with chain link. Can't go wrong at this price.
Mr Sharp KMC X9 Chain - good solid chain, not super light but it lasts longer and collects & holds less dirt than the lighter versions that have hollow pins / slotted side plates - which seem to stretch easier / quicker.
Been using the X9 chains for several years for XC riding in all weathers and can't fault it.
As usual, Merlin Cycles - excellent rapid service, best price on the net, can't ask for more :-)
Mr triggs Great KMC Chain at a great Merlin price.
Mr Hill I've been using these the last couple of years with a combination Sram cassette and Shimano Deore up the front end...nice smooth change and always look shiny and new after some post ride tlc
Mr Hall The guys at Merlin recommended this chain and even used it on their own bikes. I'm very pleased with it. A quality product at the right price, which is what ive come to expect from Merlin cycles.
Thanks very much for a super speedy service :)
Mr Richards Very fast delivery and great price.
Mr McNulty Cheap chain but great - dispatched less than 90 minutes after I ordered. Superb.
Mr Ely Good balance between price and quality - not as light as the X9 SL but at this price hard to beat for day to day use, How about a deal on multiple units - say 5??
Mr Rowe Great
Mr Lewis Nice shiny new chain, very easy to fit, and stunningly quick delivery as usual !
Mr Hargrave Good cheap chain that wear very well. I use KMC chains on all my road and off road bikes and I am very pleased with their performance.
RM KMC chains are about as good as it gets these days - great price and service as usual from Merlin
Mr Phelan A brilliant chain that's very strong, doesn't seem to rust and lasts a long time.
And as usual Merlin posted very quickly, the same day in fact.
Mr Billington Very Happy with the chain. Can't comment on longtivity yet but so far so good! Easy fit too!
Mr C Black Best chains by far in my opinion, have tried most of the big names SRAM & shimano and found that KMC out lasts them all. Prefer this model X9 to the x9l and sl as easier to clean i very much doubt i would notice the very small weight gain to the other two. I have these on all my bikes and find the shifting and life great and even better when merlin does them for
Mr bramhan fitted the new chain to a old system took one ride to bed in and it was smooth and quiet
Mr Evans Quick link makes fitting and removal easy. In my experience much more reliable than Shimano/SRAM pc991 etc. never had one break. You can tell by the effort required to take out the excess links that it's not going to come appart on you like the others. Seem to last longer too. Change just as good. Great value. Quality of kmc chains seems the same irrespective of which version you choose - just pick your bling level/price. Highly recommended.