Nickel plated inside and out, our PC-991 Power Chain II looks good enough to wear. But that would be a serious waste of performance. The nickel plating is there for faster, more accurate shifting in all conditions, not blingage. Exclusive PowerLink™, technology closes the chain (and the loop).The Hollow Pin PC 991 chain features a special hollow rivet pin to reduce weight yet still retain its powerful push-pin strength.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kiraniata Decent 9 Speed Chain
Feels sturdy at the expense of some weight, but I'd rather have a chain that doesn't break when its ridden hard.
06 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pinkpoodle prepare to be amazed
i purchased this chain so i could make gags to my mates about the weight savings. guess what? it actually was lighter! i couldn't believe it, but when i put it on the scales it actually came in several grams lighter than the solid pin chain it was replacing. i couldn't believe how much difference this made. when combined with a high quality organic lube like pure gnar before each ride, i found i could jump higher and ride faster than ever before. even more so than the season i rode chainless.
09 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zordon It's lightweight
Bought this SRAM PC991 9 Speed Hollow Pin Chain because it's weight is lighter than the normal chain. Since it's still new, not sure about it's durability. Will see how it goes.
06 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Light Smooth and Quiet
The powerlink is useful for knowing when to start lubing the rollers and when to stop. Its easy to use and seems secure enough. I'm going to use it with my 2x9 setup soon and from other reviews (not on this site), this would be the chain to use that can handle it. No need for a 10-speed specific chain.
08 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous New Chain
Fantastic Chain, Great running, Can't believe the difference, I have bought different chains before ranging from entry level to top end and this blows them all away strongly recommend BUY IT NOW
27 August 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous faultless
As a big lad, snapping chains used to be a regular thing, but since using the sram chains, it's a thing of the past. Had these chains for years now and I usually get two seasons from them with faultless performance, probably would last longer but I like to look after my xtr groupset. 10 out of 10 for this product!
26 August 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Jury is out, but not a good start
Very shiny bit of kit; however one of the hollow pins sheared out on my first ride... Time to buy more powerlinks!
Otherwise its too soon to tell how it performs otherwise.
24 May 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Superb
Had this chain for almost a year, it has been faultless, having had 2 shimano chains break on me (not forgetting the knee pain)i decided to take the plunge on the SRAM and have not looked back, very light,looks good but all importantly WORKS.
25 April 2010