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SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain

Item #: CH263B00
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SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain

The venerable SRAM PC-971 chain is a great choice for riders using Shimano XT, LX/SLX, or SRAM X.9 level drivetrains (and will also work with any 9 speed setup that might be higher or lower-end).

Like the PC-991, the PC-971 features inner and outer plate designs that offer faster and more accurate shifting at an affordable price point.
  • Nickel-plated outer, gray inner plates
  • Includes 1 Gold Powerlink, making the initial install (and future removal for cleaning) very easy
  • For use with 9 speed SRAM/Shimano or other Shimano-compatible cassettes
  • claimed weight: 298 grams
  • 114 Links

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SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain
 
4.6

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (43)
  • Durable (37)
  • Precise shifting (14)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (43)
  • Road biking (7)
  • Casual riding (6)
  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (38), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I wish my "SAAB" was made by SRAM!

Works great, but only install it with a new cassette so they wear together. Have not had a chain pin come out yet in many hundreds of miles. Have had no chain snap....Read complete review

Works great, but only install it with a new cassette so they wear together. Have not had a chain pin come out yet in many hundreds of miles. Have had no chain snap. I will buy this product again, and have. I have used the 970, the 950, and the 990 and really see no performance difference -- they all work well. I like shiny nickel plating because it looks nice and is easier to clean, so 970 rocks.

The chain, alas, wears out when old, and you have to replace both the cassette and chain when replacing it, or the new chain will skip. This generally occurs if the cassette has over 500 miles (Mt. Bike). So don't buy this chain and put it on some ancient hardtail without replacing the cassette or you will at least have a noisy drive train, or worse, but this is true of any new chain on an old bike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for singlespeed use

This may be ok for 9-speed use, but not nearly strong enough for single speeding. After not breaking a single chain in 30+ years of serious riding and 10 years of single...Read complete review

This may be ok for 9-speed use, but not nearly strong enough for single speeding. After not breaking a single chain in 30+ years of serious riding and 10 years of single speeding, I have broken two of these within a year, each with less than 1000 miles on them.

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5.0

solid product

By Matty

from North San Juan, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

I love Sram chains, especially since I got a pair of masterlink pliers to aid dissassembly.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Andy

from Tampa, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
  • Lightweight
  • Precise Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

    Great product and easy to install.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Race Ready - Continous solid performance

    By Kona-Hardtail

    from Northern VA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Precise Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

      Always carry a few chains in my toolkit, but have yet to have a property maintained SRAM chain fail on me. At 200 pounds with notoriously poor shifting habits, these chains have easily absorbed the beating of a 5K mile training year.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good Chain

      By Brandon

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
      • Precise Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

          Easy to install, immediately made the bike feel tighter and more efficient (as will any new chain). Good quality chain.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By Luckey biker

          from Portage MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Precise Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

            Super easy to install if you have the right tools. Has held up nicely so far, great chain for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain

            By WooWho

            from Denver CO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

                Great chain, not much real difference from the 951 chain (971 has nickle plated links). I like to keep an extra around, just in case... and for the price why wouldn't ya?

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                It's good stuff

                By Jim the Runner

                from San Jose, Ca

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
                • Lightweight
                • Precise Shifting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

                  I ride mtb all the time and this is a great product

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good chain

                  By brad

                  from charlotte

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Precise Shifting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

                    use trail riding

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Best price I could find

                    By BenardLenard

                    from Central PA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

                        I've used the PC-971 on my Surly Pacer for the past 10 years... gone through several of them. I don't have much else to compare it to, but with that said I don't have any complaints about it either. Will buy again.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Works like a chain!

                        By Chain Enthusiast!

                        from Chain Town, Usa

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about SRAM PC-971 9 Speed Chain:

                          It's a chain!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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