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SRAM PC-971 9SP Chain 2013

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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. This is a good choice for riders running Shimano XT, LX and SRAM X.9/X.7 setups (although theyll work great with any 9sp setup).
  • Nickel-plated outer, gray inner plates
  • Includes Powerlink for easy installation and future removal for cleaning or replacement
  • Works with 9 speed Shimano or SRAM drivetrains
  • Weight: 298g/ 114 Links

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Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013
 
3.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Price (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain (5)
    • Road (5)
    • Mountain biking (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Economic and decent.

    I have been using this for two seasons of XC riding and racing.

    The stock lube wore off after about half a season, which is fine by me. I used wax...Read complete review

    I have been using this for two seasons of XC riding and racing.

    The stock lube wore off after about half a season, which is fine by me. I used wax based lube thereafter because I avoid riding in wet conditions and it took the lube quite well. 400 miles and it is in great condition.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    JUNK!!!!

    I purchased this chain approximately 1 month ago and have few rides on it. A pin broke during my ride and I had to hike back about 4 miles to my truck.
    I...Read complete review

    I purchased this chain approximately 1 month ago and have few rides on it. A pin broke during my ride and I had to hike back about 4 miles to my truck.
    I rode with my last chain which was a Shimano for 3 years and never had a problem with it. I finally changed it because it stretched and caused my bike to shift incorrectly.
    What irritates me the most is that my local bike shop charged me $40.00 and assured me this chain is a great replacement for my Shimano!
    OVER PRICED PIECE OF JUNK!!!!!!

    Reviewed by 37 customers

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    5.0

    Great chain

    By Put me back on my bike

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      I am completely satisfied with the performance of this chain. Purchased as a replacement along with a Sram cogset. Shifts as well as the original. Nice price, great chain.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good chain, powerlink makes all the diff

      By Elsanto

      from Plainfield NJ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      Not the lightest chain out there, but a good value for what it costs. I refuse to buy non powerlink chains anymore, the headache of re-inserting pins isn't worth saving a few bucks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good chain

      By gyster

      from Tel Aviv, Israel

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      Good chain for a low price. Durable and reliable.

       
      5.0

      great chain for the price

      By heartland

      from Indiana

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • durability
      • Performance
      • price

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Cross
      • Mountain
      • Road

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      I've been using these chains on our four bikes for two years now, and they work great. Smooth shifting and reasonably long lasting. No complaints here!

       
      4.0

      A good chain

      By Lawbike

      from Montreal, Canada

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Quick link
      • Strong

      Cons

      • a bit heavy

      Best Uses

      • For 9 Speed Bike

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      I bought this chain to install on my single speed. It does the job. The single speed chain are often heavier so this solution works great for me. Bought a half link to fit in the chain.

       
      4.0

      Super chain for the price!

      By dirty billy goat

      from IN

      Pros

      • Smooth shifting

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Mountain

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      bought it because you can't go wrong with this chain for this price.Never have any problems and have used this model for several years.

       
      4.0

      Good Chain and I'm not lightweight!

      By Teebird

      from Foothill Ranch, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cost
      • Quick link

      Cons

      • No Bragging Rights

      Best Uses

      • Bike

      Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

      I'm well over 200 pounds and do a lot of climbing. I lube using Rock N Roll chain lube every other ride and wipe with paper towel after lubing. This chain stretches beyond its useful life for me without breaking. Pointers:
      1. Lube right out of the box. It comes waxed to prevent rust;not proper chain lube.
      2. Lube every or every other ride.
      3. Wipe clean after lube.
      4. Buy a chain wear gauge and replace at the most 1.0.
      5. Have a great ride!

       
      4.0

      Works well, inexpensive

      By jwaal

      from Kamloops, BC

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Smooth shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain biking
        • Road riding

        Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

        I use it with an Ultegra drive train for road riding and with an XT drive train for mountain biking. They shift smoothly, are inexpensive, and I have yet to break one.

         
        4.0

        great value

        By heartland

        from Indiana

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cost
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Not super light

        Best Uses

        • Cross
        • Mountain
        • Road

        Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

        I use SRAM 971 chains on my mountain, road, and cross bikes, and they've proved to be a good value. I don't buy expensive chains because I change them before they wear out my cassette/chainrings, and the 971 is a good balance between price and performance. They're not the best chain of all time, sure, but they work well and are a good value. The Powerlink make installation easy.

         
        4.0

        Quality chain at a fair price.

        By Nate

        from Winston Salem, NC

        Pros

        • price
        • Strength

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sram PC-971 9SP Chain 2013:

          So far so good...I've ridden this chain hard, and it is still going strong. Good value for the money. Just make sure you always lube your chain.

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