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SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain

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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 9SP Chain
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Easy to install (16)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Powerlink (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (18)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Casual riding (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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4.0

nice!

By jerry

from lake elsinore ca

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

      An average chain that is easy to install/uninstall. lasts a good amount of miles

       
      4.0

      9sp chain

      By Bob

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

        I use this chain with Shimano XT setup with no problems.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Works great!

        By Rune

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

        Got the chain converting my old mountain bike to 9 speed (from 7!). Settled on this one since the reviews were great and because of the Powerlink. The Powerlink makes it super easy to install and take of for maintenance or other work. Can't comment on durability yet since I've only had it for a few weeks but it shifts great and I've had no problems so far.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Tough Chain

        By Edwin

        from Ponce, PR

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

          Real tough! Had several of these. They are durable if taken good care of, even if punished hard.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Quality @ Price

          By DrGaryjwms

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

            A very easy chain to install ... had it set up in less than 5 minutes!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best chain for the dough.

            By mcseforsale

            from The ATL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing

              Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

              I've bounced around Shimano and Sram product lines since about 1990 or so using chains (Sachs chains), shifters and cassettes from both brands. The Powerlink is awesome and I keep a couple of old ones in the pack. Also, Sram chains don't require special pins, so you can break the chain and use the pin you just extracted. The 971 is a very tough chain lasting me a thousand miles or more without breaking, where my Shimano XTs were breaking after just a couple hundred miles. The 971 is a great compromise between the lightness of the 991 and the sturdiness of the 951. Works great with Shimano cassettes, too!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great chain

              By Vesco

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

                  Hasn't failed me yet.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Chain

                  By downhillryder

                  from St. Paul, MN

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Riding
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

                    Strong, solid chain. Works with my 3x9 setup just fine. Remember not to pop the pins out all the way when sizing the chain to your bike!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great chain at a good price

                    By Jam Man

                    from Anchorage, AK

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

                      Easy to install with instructions for setting chain length. No complaints.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      2 chainz

                      By Doctor Dave

                      from Chattanooga, TN

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain:

                        Ive been using these chains for my bikes and my buddies' bikes for like 2 years. they're cheap and work really well. shifting is nice with a new chain so i replace mine fairly often.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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