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KMC’s Diamond Like Coating (DLC) Chain

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In the early stages of development of the Diamond Like Coating (DLC) chain KMC aimed at creating the most durable chain coating, while also enhancing looks and performance.

KMC’s Diamond Like Coating (DLC) Chain

Specialized immediately recognized DLC’s potential and specified DLC chains exclusively on their S-Works road bikes. The eye-catching appearance of the KMC DLC chains comes from the coating technology, giving the chain plates a sleek black color.

In addition to style, the high tech properties of DLC technology provide unyielding strength through increased surface hardness, resistance to corrosion, and reduced wear and friction. KMC utilizes DLC technology on its premium chains: X Series Superlight 11 speed (X11SL) and 10 speed (X10SL) chains.

KMC’s DLC technology comes in combination with the company’s other technologies including Super Light Weight Construction, Double X Bridge Design, Optimal Chamfering Design, High-Tensile Strength, Rigid Energy-Transfer Technology, and Riveting Geometry.

These provide the XSL DLC chains with accurate shifting, high efficiency, and durability on all 10 and 11 speed electronic and mechanical drivetrain systems. UCI Pro Teams Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team, Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Cycling Team and Team BH-SR Suntour-KMC are all ambassadors of KMC’s X11SL and X10SL chains, with their achievements in top events such as the Olympics and Tour de France.

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