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  • Shimano XTR M981 SIL-TEC 10 Speed Chain
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Shimano XTR M981 10 Speed Chain

A new XTR group also means a new chain. The M981 is a directional 10-speed design; it features hollow pins and debuts a special coating Shimano refer to as Sil-tec – in theory that should mean a part that runs smoother and lasts longer.

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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 4.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good lifespan This is one part of the bike I do not save money. Spend alittle more on this chain and it last you a long time. Good quality chain from Shimano. 28 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by лучшее враг хорошего лучше - только campagnolo c10 на замках, а хорошее - XTR на пинах. 26 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by not up to xtr grade but ok Chain life not as good as expected for a xtr product but was run hard in peak district winter. Ran nice and smooth n quiet with smooth precise changing. 23 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent chains These chains are excellent, they are both strong and light. High recommended. 11 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Quality Renowned XTR quality and will definitely recommend to my friends. 21 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Très beau produit. Rien à redire. Tout le monde connaît shimano et ses qualités. 28 February 2014
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This chain has very good lifespan. Spend alittle more to save more money on chain wear and tear.

I use it on all my bikes. It would be a good upgrade.
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This chain is directional for better power transfer and has specially coated rollers for a longer, smoother lifespan.

If you prefer the 'upgraded component' then this would be a good chain to consider.
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Read somewhere that this new chain is narrower than the M980, so can this still go on to a XT M771 cassette?
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Yes they can. I had this exact same set up without any problems. Gear shifting is very smooth.
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This chain is designed to run on a 10-speed drivetrain and will function fine with a M771 10-speed drivetrain.
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Yes it would be a good upgrade. You need not use back the original chain model.
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There is no problem in upgrading the chain. The chain you have linked however is made mostly for mtb use not Road. I have listed some options below that are suitable options.
Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace 7901 10 Speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace 7801 10 Speed Chain
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I am buying an XT m771 triple chainset and was looking for an HGX chain to suit - does this fit the bill?
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The HGX chains are compatible for use with the DynaSys 10sp components. The chains are directional, so need to be mounted in the correct orientation for effective shifting.
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the chain will work flawlessly with your xt cranks.
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This chain weighs 259grams.
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Directional chain?

My new XTR chain is shifting a little worse than the worn replacement. I found online the "XTR" on the plate must be upright in the top position, to ensure correct fitting. Is this correct? When checking, I have found plates next to each other facing opposite directions....
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Yes; in order to obtain good gear shifting performance,
this chain has a forward side and a reverse side, and
the sides are marked so that the chain will face the
correct way when installed. The side with the graphics is the forward (outer) side.
It may be the teeth on your chainring/ cassette cog that have worn down and are causing the new chain to skip. Chains and chainrings need to mesh together (even though they are designed to be uniform, every chain and chainring will naturally adapt their own shape/ wear pattern when under use)
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