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Shimano XT 10-speed chain for the new Dyna-Sys 10-speed drivetrain. It is more efficient due to the special surface treatment, quieter and require less maintenance. The assembly and directional tread chain provides a new evolution of shifting performance.

Features:

  • Approx 280g
  • 10-speed Shimano Dyna-Sys
  • Super narrow HG-X 10-speed

Buy Shimano XTR M981 10 Speed Chain from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.

  • Colour: Silver
  • Option: 116 Links
  • Speed: 10 Speed
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Great value and very durable. The smooth shifting has made me buy this chain many times. 21 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by calidad sobrada poco peso mucho durabilidad y no se oxida con respecto a otras 17 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excelente! Muito bom e com otima qualidade!.....Recomendo o produto... 10 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Маленький пробег Цепь не ржавеет (один раз ржа появилась, но после чистки и смазки сразу отпала), грязи много не собирает (смазка Rohloff). Езжу только по грунтам и лесам, там естественно бывает грязно, ну и дождик сверху иногда поливает. В итоге: у одной цепи после 1550км растяжение 120.6мм и она уже начинает скакать по кассете, у второй после 1250км растяжение 120.3мм, сейчас будет установлена третья с пробегом 800км и растяжением 119.9мм. С таким же успехом можно было катать на HG53. Вывод: если много катаете в сезоне, то эту цепь не рекоммендую, SRAM'овские 1091 по 2000км проходили, правда ржавели. 04 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheap and Reliable This chains are awesome! Smooth shifting and you can feel that it shifts faster paired with a shimano XT cassette! No issue on breaking coz I havent experienced yet. Recommended chains for AM or DH use. Very strong chains and cheap! 02 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Chain An excellent chain which as marked longevity when compared with the lower models. This is my chain of choice. 30 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As Expected It is very rare I have any issues with chains and the Shimano XT chain has not been any different. The pins can be pretty tough to split when shortening the chain to the right length, so I would advise using a decent chain tool, otherwise you may have a fight on your hands, but other than that the chain drives the rear wheel as expected as shifting between gears is pretty quick and smooth. 25 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shifts great Not much to say about this chain. Performance is great. So is durability and price. 03 June 2014
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What is the difference between 114 links and 116 links? Thanks in advance.
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The number of links the chain has depends on your bikes drive train. Some drive trains need longer chains than others and you choose accordingly to what your bike needs.
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The 116 is longer. Other than that - no difference.
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2 links at the risk of sounding obvious - they are usually always too big. The 116 is usually for triple front ring hardtail/full suspension setups, the 114 for hardtails single and double ring full suspension setups. to know how many links you need before you remove the excess you put the chain on the largest cog on the rear cassette and the largest ring on the front.
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Difference is overall length due to additional chain links.
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got 2012orange alpine 160, 1x10 set up, raceface nw 32t in front, shimano zee at the back, 11-36 cassette, 114 or 116 links?
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Buy the longer one if uncertain and then shorten to fit the geometry of your bike
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Its unlikely you will need 116 as it you are running a single ring (and only a 32 tooth) at the front, however if you are unsure buy the 116 and you have the extra links which you can always remove with a chain splitter.
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Got a 114 link for 11-36t cassette with 36/22 2x10. With still some spare chain link.
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The weight per link is lower for starters. The HG95 is optimised for XT drivetrains and has directional links the pins are also hollow. Its a bit lighter overall and lasts a little longer perhaps.
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The main difference is the quality of the inner rollers; for which the XT HG95 will roll smoother and quietly.
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Main difference is xt has the directional tread chain.
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La cadena viene con el pasador incluido.
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Las cadena de shimano vienen con un bulon especial más largó que los demás que es el que realiza la conexión de la cadena. Una vez puesto bien metido (recomendable troncha cadena) se puede romper el sobrante del bulon con unos alicates ya que esta provisto de un rebaje para facilitar esta acción.
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Yes, since all your drivetrain compos are 10 speed spec.
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This chain is compatible with all Shimano front and rear 10 speed dérailleur's.
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what is the advantage of it reletive to sram pc1031?
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Ultimately both these chains are of equal quality in terms of strength, weight and bushing quality; this is reflected in the RRP.
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They last longer and don't make such a racket.
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For a 2013 Nukeproof Mega AM.
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Chains are always initially sized to be a bit longer than a drivetrain requires.

The 2013 Nukeproof Mega AM with the suggested drivetrain will require roughly 104/108 Links; however different setups can vary in chain length to fine tune the chain tension, for this reason it is always better to have a few extra links to work with when installing a chain.

The 116 Link chain is the suggested option.
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Hello.
Got 114 for 11-36t cassette, 36/22 2x10 front.
With still a few excess chain link.
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It seems to me there used to be little to no difference between Ultegra and XT chains. The Ultegra now has cut outs in the links. Is there a solid reason not to use the Ultegra chain on the XT set up. Both are 10 speed the ultegras just happen to be a better price. Thanks
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Both are 10sp and they both use Shimano's "Hyperglide" technology so I guess you could use it. Looks good too.
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Put simply, yes. The Ultegra group set is for road bikes. The XT group set and this chain in particular is for mountain bike and off road use, its lighter and more supple than a road chain. Take it from someone whom cleaned a friends road bike as a favour - the Ultegras once gummed up are disposable. The XT stuff if you look after it will look after itself, its worth spending a little extra rather than having to replace your chain so often (from stretch not lack of maintenance).
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The chain comes with an power link, its difficult to fit, I did it with a pointed nose pliers, a proper chain Pliers would make the job easier.
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No its a Shimano chain hence no Sram Powerlink though you can fit one if you wish. You will still need a chain splitter/chain tool to remove the right amount of links for your bike - or if fitting a Powerlink - to make sure the ends fit together. You will need a chain tool to put the pins back in the chain securely.
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got 2012 orange alpine 160, raceface nw 32t in front, shimano zee mech and 11-36 cassette, 1x10 set up
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Ultimately every chain length with need to be modified regardless of the length supplied by the manufacturer; however as you are running a 1x10 setup the shorter 114 Links will be adequate.

However if you would like to have an extra 2 links spare; you might as well get the 116 Link option.
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114 links will work with your set-up.
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