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KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain

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KMC 6-8 Speed Chains

Item Specifications
Color Black
Speeds 6, 7, 8-Speed
Chain Compatibility 6, 7, 8
Weight 315 g
Width 7.1 mm
Links 116 links
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KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (5)
  • Mountain biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

perf.. fit on gears smooth shifting

trail an mountain rides the chain shifts well better then you would think for a low dollor chain

trail an mountain rides the chain shifts well better then you would think for a low dollor chain

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for the price

I've used several of these now, and they're pretty trouble-free and shift well.
The wear life isn't up to Shimano's standards, the wear measurement fluctuates more along the chain's length oddly...Read complete review

I've used several of these now, and they're pretty trouble-free and shift well.
The wear life isn't up to Shimano's standards, the wear measurement fluctuates more along the chain's length oddly enough, but these give a good 2/3 of the life of a HG70 chain on the road bikes. I probably wouldn't chose this chain for the really severe off-road riding I do, since Shimano seems to be always more durable than the rest of the chains out there.

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3.0

fixing up an old beater

By pistol pete

from CT

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding

Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

Fixing up an old bike for a friend to get some exercise on. Needed something affordable and trustworthy. Also comes with a master link

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great chain

By Mark

from Ogden, UT

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

    I purchased this chain for my older 7 speed bike and it has worked great. Easy to install with a chain tool. Nothing fancy, but I should be able to get a lot of miles out of this chain.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good stuff for the price

    By teoblar

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

      A lower end chain that gets the job done. I have always been happy with KMC chains on all of my bikes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      perf.. fit on gears smooth shifting

      By TVDOG

      from riverside CA.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

        trail an mountain rides the chain shifts well better then you would think for a low dollor chain

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Chain for the pric

        By dsatwork

        from san marcos, ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

          The chain works flawlessly...Buy it!!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Good Chain for the Money

          By fl-mitchells

          from Palatka, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

            I occasionally rehab old bikes that I find on the cheap, or that come to me through friends who want to start riding again. This is my go-to chain for a budget job where I don't expect the bike to see heavy use. These chains cost less than the time it takes to clean and lube an old, poorly maintained chain. I'll slap this on with an inexpensive freewheel or cassette, check the bottom bracket and call the drive train done.

            I would however choose a better quality chain for a bike that's going to see some miles, like a SRAM PC850 or 870, both of which are available here for a great price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It's a chain for a 7 speed.

            By Andthereyouare

            from Elkton, MD

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • Easy to Use
            • Not Sticky

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding

              Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

              I liked the fact that the chain didn't come sticky. I didn't have to degrease the chain.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              basic replacement chain

              By lumberjerk

              from stl, mo

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • cheap
              • works

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • No Shifting Aids Or Ramps

              Best Uses

              • Basic Replacement

              Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

              Cheap repair/replacement chain. It just works. We use these at the shop I work at for 90% of the repairs that don't require anything fancier.

               
              5.0

              good chain

              By marcus5285

              from denver colorado

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • It fits
              • works

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Put on a bike

              Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

              it works well when you instal it on a bicyle.

               
              5.0

              Inexpensive chain works fine

              By ~0le

              from Pittsburg CALIFORNIA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits 6 or 7 speed cluster
              • Good for friction shift
              • Inexpensive
              • Works fine

              Cons

              • No down sides

              Best Uses

              • Commuter Bike
              • Utility bike

              Comments about KMC Z-51 HG & Ig Compatible Chain:

              I ride about 5,000 miles per year. I measure my chain with the special tool (various manufacturers) and replace it when it is worn between 3/4% and 1%. This occurs somewhere around 2,000 miles on the chain. I replace the cluster every three or four chains (approximately once a year) and replace the chainrings every three or four clusters or when the chainring teeth appear obviously worn. I bought the bike new in 1989 and have approximately 80,000 miles on it. The KMC z-51 bicycle chain works fine. JensonUSA sold me the least expensive copy of this chain that I was able to find during an extensive search. I bought eight to get the free shipping option. I am a transportation cyclist. This chain works fine. I can't see buying more expensive chains...they wear out just as fast.

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