KMC X2.0 11 Speed Series Chains
TAICHUNG, TAIWAN – In 2008, 11 speed transmission systems were introduced on the bicycle market. In 2009, KMC released the X11SL chain, and subsequently received praise for enhanced performance and compatibility. While the 11 speed drivetrains became the standard, KMC has innovated and X11SL series have evolved.
In 2013, KMC’s upgraded X11SL series boasts a Double X Bridge, Optimal Chamfering, Highest Pin Power, Super Light Weight, and the optional DLC (Diamond Like Coating) Technology. According to KMC the upgraded X11SL is the best performing chain with the most compatibility across all 11 speed systems.
KMC claims that thanks to light weight construction, bridge design, material strength, and pin power evolution, the X11SL series allows agile and accurate shifting through the Double X Bridge and Optimal Chamfering while transmission efficiency (rigidity) and durability are attained through superior manufacturing capabilities.
In addition the X11SL series is compatible across all 11 speed electronic and mechanical drivetrain systems of Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM. Furthermore, all KMC X11 series chains come with the well-known tool free Missing Link.
KMC’s X11SL has been awarded the coveted 2013 Red Dot Design Award, and is being used in combination with Campagnolo 11 speed systems for the 2013 UCI World Tour Season by UCI Pro Team, Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD). To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, KMC created a limited edition DLC-Green X11SL chain for the VCD team.