MirageDrive Chains

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Genuine replacment MirageDrive chains for Hobie Kayaks. Choose from Version 2 (compatible with Version 2, GT and MD180 / MD180 KU MirageDrives) and MDGTKU. Replacement Locking Nuts included

Hobie Kayak MirageDrive Chains & Lock Nuts

Miragedrive Chains and Nuts

MirageDrive chains are a critical component and should be replaced if they are showing wear & tear, broken strands and heavy corrosion. Note: it is crucially important to set the chains at the appropriate tension (this is especially true of MD180 type drives). See our article on MirageDrive chain and cable tension here

If you’re unsure which chain you require, inspect the threaded section at each end. Version 2 chains were used in kayaks built from 2009 through to 2023 and have a flattened sides of each thread. Version 3 chains have a fully rounded thread and are used on GTKU and current MD180 KU drive systems. Note: early MD180 KU drives were supplied with V2 chains.

  • MirageDrive Chain (Flat Thread) V2 – compatible with V2, GT, MD180 / early MD180 KU, Part# 81202
  • MirageDrive Chain (Round Thread) V3 – compatible with GT KU Miragedrives and later MD180 KU drives, Part# 77800150

Extra Notes:

  • Our MirageDrive Chains are now supplied with locking nuts.
  • V1 chains are no longer available. If you need to replace chains on an older V1 drive, look at the Hobie V1-GT Drum upgrade kit to make it V2 chain compatible