Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul8 Good chain for a good price
For my Shimano 8 speed bikes, I have found that Shimano chains shift best. The HG40 is cheaper, but according to the description, the HG50 should be stronger/more wear resistant. The HG70 is more expensive, but there don't appear to be any advantages other than it is prettier.
03 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous don't use WD-40
Not sure what someone reading this review my be looking for, but I used this chain for about 2500 miles before I revamped my bike to 9speed spec. It was fine except that we went through a period of constant snapping. That was it's way of saying "clean me, idiot". Cleaned it and it forgave me, for a while. That was when I learned why not to use WD-40 on a bike chain. It picks up debris and jams up the chain, causing breakages. It washes off easily in rain. It strips off anything that was on the chain that stood a chance of protecting it. That 'sticky, messy crap' that your chain comes coated with is actually a long-lasting and effective lubricant and is what you should be aiming to apply after you have cleaned your chain. At a push a 'dry film' or PTFE spray will do without being sticky, but will not lubricate as well.
Oh, and 'anonymous' from Ireland: if you clean and lubricate any chain PROPERLY, it will NOT rust.
10 April 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous good materials, poor weather resistance
Have been riding this chain for 2 years now to college. Shifts smoothly when new and is made of a strong steel. It's let down by its resistance to corrosion. I couldn't stop it from rusting after rides in the rain, even with regular maintenance like cleaning/oiling. I've had much better for the same price but if you don't ride in the rain its pretty good. If you ride alot in the wet dont waste a good drivtrain with chains that aren't up to it.
28 April 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Had this for a year....never had a problem with it. Runs beautifully over a Shimano freewheel, any indexing issues were due to cable tension needing retuning, not the chain. In a year, this chain has taken a fair amount of punishment. I don't ride every day (not working at the mo), but I'd say this chain ought to take a battering for at leaast another year without complaining.
10 February 2011