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Shimano XTR M981 Chain

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USD$35.99 40% off USD$59.99 msrp
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Shimano XTR M981 Chain

The Shimano XTR CN-M981 features the all new Sil-Tec surface treatment for increased shifting performance and durability. A little dirt never hurt! The mud shedding design provides smooth shifting performance under high load pedaling in muddy conditions. The XTR CN-M981 is a directional chain designed specifically for MTB riding conditions. Wight is minimized with the hollow pin construction, and chromized rivet pins improve wear resistance. Do your bike a favor and equip it with the Shimano XTR M981 Chain.

  • New Sil-Tec surface treatment increases shifting performance & durability
  • HG-X 10-Speed directional chain designed for MTB riding conditions
  • Not compatible with 10-speed road drivetrains
  • Mud shedding design for smooth shifting performance under high load pedaling in muddy conditions
  • Chromized rivet pins improve wear resistance
  • Hollow pins for light weight
  • Zinc-alloy plated inner and outer link surface treatment
  • Compatible with 10-Speed Dyna-sys drivetrains
  • Number of Speeds: 10
  • Links: 116
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Shimano XTR M981 Chain
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Attractive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Great chain

    By OrangeRick

    from Troy, Michigan

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

      I clean my chain after every ride, I get about
      2000 miles on a chain. My riding is a mix of
      single track and gravel roads.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      It just works

      By Jon

      from Denver

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

        Great price from Jenson, and XTR just works

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        It's a chain

        By Ryno

        from San Diego

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

          It's a lightweight, smooth running chain. Only have 50 or do miles on it using it on a 1x10 set up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          An XTR chain, nothing more to say

          By Trail Bomber

          from Oakley CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

            Nothing much to say about an XTR chain. Picked it up here at Jenson for about the same price as the XT chain. Its light, durable, and in my opinion, Shimano has the best connector link in the business.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great chain

            By mtbmadnes

            from Stow, MA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

              Hollow pins can bend if you do a hard shift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great product, I would buy again.

              By Fred83

              from Quebec, Canada

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

                Very great product, great look and lightweight.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                i would buy this product again.

                By TROD21

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

                  Great chain smooth shifting light weight great price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By George

                  from Hungary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

                  Xtr speaks for itself. Little bit expensive but works smoothly. Best use if you have complete Xtr set on your bike.

                   
                  5.0

                  Shimano quality at a Jenson USA price!

                  By Jon

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

                    Durable, light weight, and I still find chain pins much easier than quick links.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Chain

                    By Stuck In Illinois

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Shimano XTR M981 Chain:

                      I do not know how much you can actually notice a chain, but works great.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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