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Shimano XTR Chain 10 Speed M980

This 10-speed chain is an industry-first mountain-bike-specific chain, specifically optimized for 10-speed Dyna-Sys drive trains with mud-shedding, task-specific link plates

XTR delivers like never before

XTR Chain 10 Speed M980 Features:

  • Advanced pin riveting technology yields same strength as 9-speed
  • Off-road-specific design
  • Directionally optimized with task-specific plates
  • Hollow-pin technology
  • 116 Links
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Be careful Fitted with a new XT cassette but snapped, I didn't have a spare pin so used a chain tool, it snapped by opening up a link on 3 occasions before I got home. Replaced with a Sram 10 speed with no further problems. It is tricky to refit a pin with just a chain tool (Crank Bros) when out in the wilds. Perhaps the answer is to carry a compatible spare link connecter instead. I know Shimano clearly state that you should use a joining pin but sometimes you have no option but to effect a running/ repair. 21 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy replacement, excellent quality chain Having bought a chain wear guide, I replaced my old chain with this one and was impressed how simple it was (i was not sure how my chain tool would cope with the hollow pins. Also, as I replaced it just after the old one was only just over 0.75% wear, I have had no issues with running this chain on my original chain rings/sprockets. I have been using Bike Hut dry wax lube with this chain even in wet and muddy conditions and it is so quiet and smooth even when out on a very wet and dirty winter ride. Cleaning it is very satisfying as it comes up looking as shiny as new with minimal effort. 14 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Connects your crankset to your cassette High quality chain with a good lifespan. I've been using these for a few years. Good mud shedding and not had any problems with breakages. 08 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good chain Its easy to fit with the snap-off link pins. It looks slim and functional. They are reliable. I've never snapped one. Gear changes are good. These chains last for several months before a chain gauge tells you it's stretched enough to need replacing. The time is of course totally dependant on the distance you cycle. I wish they bottled the factory lube as it lasts for several rides. The lube you buy either lasts for one (long) ride, or is so thick it makes everything filthy. 27 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent Replaced my SLX chain with this after 6 months of commuting. Chain checker showed it was worn out. Its so quiet and shifts superbly. Excellent chain. 21 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Chain Appears very strong and looks great. VERY engineered, I had no idea so much design could go into a chain. Still, instructions are clear and fitting was straightforward. Excellent delivery as always from Chain Reaction. Bought as my last chain wouldn't stand up to some basic trail use... 18 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Wow... Incredible...Supppeeerr..Lightest,more shiftest...It's a dream...Higly reccomended.. 14 July 2011
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Length and missing limk?

Description says 114 links, specs says 116 links, which is correct? Also, does this chain come with a 'missing link'?
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This chain has 116 links and comes with a connecting pin for installation.
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Connector pins or quick links are available for this chain and are suggested below.
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