Rated 4 out of 5 by runsomemore Worked perfectly fine for me
Got this chain on my commuter bike, and feels it hits the sweet-spot between quality and price. Some surface rust after a good soaking, but after a good cleaning and lubrication it seems to be back to "normal".
11 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous на вид как Hg53, по отзывам тоже ржавеет, цепь не соответствует той что на фотографии
26 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Cheap, different but good
Bought two of these (they're dirt cheap right now, so why not). After fitting the first on my bike I decided it should be a bit shorter, so I removed a pin, took out a few links and put the removed pin back in. This works on most chains without a problem, no? The chain broke after a few km. Took out the busted link, same thing happened. I got fed up, disposed of the chain, fitted the second chain and it's been going strong for hundreds of km now.
I hate to say it, but I think Ziggurat is right. This is a good deal, as long as you do everything right. Use the pin that comes with the chain, make the length of the chain as you want it, never ever remove it and you'll be happy until it is worn.
06 November 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous rusts easily...
works well enough,but after a couple months of riding in the british summer (rain, rain and more rain!) it is constantly rusty, spend a few more quid on the hg93, which is zinc coated
04 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent service and price correct spare part.
Absolutely super service, ordered at 11am, delivered next day at 9am free of charge! Best price on the net as well.
Chain is a genuine Shimano spare part, comes with one link pin, easy to shorten and fit provided you have a proper pin extractor/inserting tool, this is essential. I'm a very satisfied customer. Thank you Chain Reaction Cycles.
21 June 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous OK chain, but not for racing
I've had two of these chains, buying the second simply because the first seemed OK and was of the type originally fitted to my XC bike. Whilst OK for fun riding and training, I was let down today badly - the chain snapping in a XC race. The course was pretty hard on the drive chain, with large range shifting under heavy loads, necessitated by downhill hairpins with uphill exits. After 25 minutes of this, the chain started to split one one link, and shortly afterwards snapped. Cost me dearly in the race !
I might also add that at earlier race (Mountain Mayhem 2011), the official Shimano mechanic expressed surprise that I was using a such low-end chain on my otherwise XT bike. I should have listened to him !
So if you really need reliable transmission that can be thrashed under race loading, you might want to spend more. I certainly will be upgrading to a 7701 XTR Chain and retiring the HG73 to non-race riding.
11 September 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Complete waste of money
Bought from CRC. Fitted 7 months ago in August. Bike's been used for light commuting during only 4 months out of those 7 (wimping out of the worst of the winter weather). About 600-700 miles. Measured today - well over the 'stretch' tolerance. Junk. Avoid.
... and WRT to the reviewer who said "Don`t measure chains by time, i keep a record of kays and change mine every 1000kms(600miles)" You must surely be Shimano's wet dream. Anything that is made of steel instead of toffee has no business wearing out, to the point where it will next cause damage, in 600 miles.
29 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous lol
Lovin this i normally buy from crc, but i bought this chain from work with my discount seems i actually paid more from work :/ ahh well. anyways excellent chain recommended :)
19 June 2010
Can I use this chain on my Sram X5 9 speed group set? Is this chain the best option for this group set at about this price? Considered a Sram chain but can the chain length still be adjusted by using a pin removal tool? Bit confused HELP! Regards Mark
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SRAM and Shimano 9 speed chains and chainrings are cross-compatible, so you are free to use either brand of chain as you prefer. The SRAM chains use the Powerlink connection for tool-free removal and fitting, while Shimano still use the more traditional connecting pins. Either brand of chain can be shortened by using a chain breaker tool as normal.
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