Replacement Chain

Ron from BC

My 2018 Dirt E is getting to the point where the chain needs to be replaced. The specs says that the OEM chain is a KMC x.10e eBike optimized. Now from what I can see the eBike optimized chains are around $80 (Cdn) whereas the same conventional chain (Shimano for example) is anywhere from $30-$50.

Is this marketing or is there an appreciable difference?

Thanks in advance


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they are made to last under the higher torque. I just replaced mine trying out a Shimano chain. though it comes with a pin and not a quick link.