Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevie73 Strong chain for the price
I found this just as good as the other Sram chains albeit a little heavier. However, it's well made and worth the price.
25 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deejayz1 Dont be chained to an expensive chain
Excellent "cheap" chain. Opening the link is a breeze without tools. Ok it is a bit of a fiddle but a pair of long nosed pliers and a smooth rock did the job (yes I carry a small pair of long nosed pliers amongst the kit in my backpack, miles from anywhere you need stuff) It shifts well and doesn't break the bank so get one OK
27 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anon238 Amazing Chain
Flawless Chain. You DO NOT Need a special tool to open the power link.
To undo the power link just grab the chain where the power link is, press in the middle and push both sides of the chain into each other, power link will just pop open. 2 seconds job done......
24 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supercitybity SRAM > Shimano
Fitted as a new chain to 800 mile old drive chain in preparation for JOG-LE (1,000miles in 10 days). Minimal lubing, raining most days, dirty back roads, mud, muck, grit, gravel, sand, 50,000 ft climbing.
I've taken it off for a clean and inspection and its well within .5% worn (park chain tool) and performed flawlessly for the 1,000 miles.
Fitted easily with the (non-reusable) power link and will go back on once cleaned for at least another 1,000 miles.
Whenever I purchase a Shimano drive train I always ditch the supplied chain and fit SRAM for performance / longevity.
29 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MattH Goes round the rings and the sprockets.
Sits perfectly happily on Shimano kit, and less of a fiddle than the joining pin to install.
02 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eric126 bon rapport qualite et prix
bon rapport qualite et prix je recommande la piece
15 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Brian
Brian, whilst not obvious from the description (I made the same mistake as you first time I bought this chain), the 10 speed PowerLink is not designed to be undone once it is installed. Kind regards, Adam.
04 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Powerlink - don't need special tool.
Great chain. Very good value for money versus strength and weight. Really, do you need to pay $20 more to save 20 grams?
"Pay attention, DON'T need a special tool to remove the powerlink." Just grab some pliers. On opposite diagonal sides that are away from bolt, press with pliers.
X = pliers
0 = the static bolt
Love powerlinks. To apply/lock in position. Apply the powerlink and use hand strength to start it locking. Then, with the powerlink to top of chain run and between the rear and front gears; stand on peddle with brakes on. You make hear it snap into final position. Job done.
19 May 2013
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The HGX chains use specially profiled plates to aid with shifting and mud shedding; if your cranks have 'use with HGX chain only' printed on them, then you should stick with a Shimano chain for best results. If this is not printed on your cranks, you will be fine to use a KMC or SRAM 10sp chain instead if you prefer.
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