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Its time for me to replace sprocket and chain. Already decided on ironman sprockets but what about the chain? What are the pros and cons for o-ring and non o-ring.

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Sealed chains tend to last longer if you ride in sloppy conditions, but have slightly more drag than an non-seal chain. If you're Ricky Carmichael, you might notice this fractional lost of HP. :thumbsup:

In sealed chains, you'll see O, X, Z and even T ring styles. The shape of the seal may have a slight affect on the chains ability to seal out water & grime and even reduce drag. For example, an X ring seals at two points instead of the one of the traditional O ring seal. But again, on the drag deal, I'm not Ricky Carmichael, so I don't care about losing 1/10th of a HP.

If you'd like to browse some examples:

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/Sprockets_Chains_s/917.htm

I've had good luck with the DID VM X ring:

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/catalogs/Parts_Unlimited_Offroad_2009/default.asp?p=522

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so me riding in az and so cal where it never rains i should be fine without one. I also lube the chain after and sometimes before every ride if that means anything.

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