(Mine has gold links)
My general impression were that it was a good chain.
It was light and featured stepped sized links (every other link was taller so not all links rubbed the sliders).
The supplied split link broke very soon and left me stranded but the replacement split last the life of the chain. The RK chain has a smaller pin size to any other chain I've had so none of my 'generic' split links would fit this chain.
One thing that annoyed me is that the chain was so tight that it hardly wanted to bend until it warmed up, even when new - pushing the bike around the garage was noticeable harder.
As the chain aged it was getting tighter & tighter when dry. It had to be oiled heavily to make it move freely, it didn't want to sit properly on sprockets either which made adjusting the chain hard until it had been run a little, and was a total PITA to feed around the front sprocket. This is annoying as I remove & refit my chain every few rides to give it a thorough clean.
I suppose my concern it that this chain may be harder on the sprockets as the links seem to resent being turned. Once hot the chain moved freely enough I think but eventually started to develop the odd link that didn't want to sit straight.
So, what are your impressions of the RK SO chain, and would you buy it again?
Edited by DrzDick, 13 July 2012 - 02:48 AM.