ANSI Double Strand Chain
Hip Hop Bling Chain. Pluses - not terribly expensive, bling factor even higher than Wipperman, totally stylin'. Minuses - not very useful for powering a bike; kind of heavy on your neck while riding; getting shot by West Coast rappers in senseless feud. Oh yeah, and Crunk may not be dead, but it is pretty Two Years Ago.
Ball and Chain. Pluses: lighter than my Surly Cross Check. Less punishing on hilly courses too. Will help me sneak into Joliet on Wednesday nights - they do a mean hash on Wednesday nights. Minuses - harder to clear barriers placed on uphill runups; tough to keep a smooth pedal cadence; probably not much use for actually powering the bike.
Ball & Chain
Tiger Claw Wu-Shu Whip Chain. Pluses: Powerful chain; useful for serving the Emperor and defeating the ninjas of Dragon Clan; only $19.95 from reputable Taiwanese Martial Arts Supply Houses near you; helpful when eviscerating your many enemies. Minuses: No master link, assault charges if you try using it in a race; not very helpful for driving the bike forward, unless you happen to be driving it forward like the rest of your enemies, lamenting your cruelty and begging for mercy. Not legal in NY, CA, MA, and the Shin Yuan Province.
9 Section Wu Shu Chain Whip
S&M Barbie Whips 'n' Chains. Pluses - definitely more stylish than the Ultegra 10 Speed chain. Sexy, in a disturbing, shamefully tacky and really sad sort of way. Cheap, in a number of respects. Minuses: Again, no good for driving the bike. Little girls in the neighborhood will be permanently warped if they see you riding around with this. You'll probably get arrested by the FBI for suspicion of child abuse. Still, it's probably more reliable than the SRAM chain, at least when I'm using it...