About Izumi Super Toughness Kai 1/2X1/8 106LINK Bike chain
You won’t find a stronger, longer-lasting, or more beautiful chain than the legendary Super Toughness, made from pure Japanese steel. We use a special high-carbon alloy for the connecting pins—often used in low-friction ball bearings—which offers a 300 percent increase in durability compared to a standard chain. One of the few chains that meets the strict certification requirements of the Japanese Keirin Association (NJS), the Izumi-V is renowned among keirin racers for its strength and efficient power transfer. The proprietary surface treatment increases abrasion resistance and creates the striking contrast of gold outer plates against midnight-blue inner plates.
What is Bike Chain ?
A bicycle chain is a roller chain that transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, thus propelling it. Most bicycle chains are made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but some are nickel-plated to prevent rust, or simply for aesthetics.
About Izumi Brand
We started in 1916 as a maker exclusively of high-quality bicycle chains Osaka, Japan. No one knows bicycle chains like Izumi. . In the century since, bicycles have changed dramatically: from one gear to 12, with increasingly sophisticated drivetrains that require light, durable, efficient chains for peak performance.Today, Izumi remains family owned and operated, and manufactures more than 4.5 million bicycle chains a year, including the legendary Super Toughness, and chains for Shimano’s high-end road, mountain and e-bike groups, all made entirely in Japan.