The Making of a Bicycle Chain

It seems like every couple years the cycling industry decides that what consumers really need is more gears.  It seems like chains are getting more expensive and wearing out more quickly, what gives?  Here is a video detailing what it takes to make a Campagnolo Record 11 speed chain that retails for $80.

Is there a 12 speed cassette in the near future?  Do you think more gearing options makes for a better drivetrain or are the big three component manufactures engineering a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist?

 

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