YBN is new to North America, but since 1989 they have sold millions of chains throughout the world. As one of the industry's leading manufacturers, they pride themselves on product innovation and the relentless pursuit of quality. Their flagship 6.4 titanium chain is a case in point: YBN is the only manufacturer producing a titanium chain and the first company to harden titanium chain rollers with the DHA chromium process. The result is a titanium chain that shares the same dependability and service life as a steel chain. YBN has also led the industry with the development of Ni-PTFE coatings and was one of the first two chain manufacturers to introduce an 11-speed chain in 2008.
A big company doesn't necessarily equate to good products, but with YBN this is unequivocally the case. Tested at friction-facts.com, YBN's titanium chain posted an incredibly low 4.75 total watts of total friction, amazing when you consider there are over 800 contact points in a chain. This level of performance cannot be achieved without extraordinary engineering and exacting, controlled production. It's important to note that YBN's steel chains are made with the same technology and quality as their titanium counterparts. YBN may make over 20 million chains a year, but their high tech equipment and skilled personnel closely monitor each chain during production.
Over the last three years we've ridden YBN chains over 30,000 miles in the most demanding road and off-road conditions, including harsh Minnesota winters. Without reservation, we can attest to their outstanding durability and shifting performance. But don't take our word for it, YBN has also been tested by ISO (ISO9001), SGS and Intertek concerning the quality of their products and management systems. These industry certifications are impressive, but there's only test that matters: the one conducted on your bike in your riding conditions. We are confident our chains are up to the task and hope you'll have the opportunity to ride one soon.
YBN North American distributor