SRAM PC-870 (Formerly "PC-58") CH1030 $21.95Our favorite chain for most applications. Works with all derailleur systems except 9-/10-speed, including Shimano HG and IG. Includes a "Power Link" re-usable master link.
This is our main recommendation for bikes with 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-speed rear clusters.
(This chain was formerly known as PC-58, but SRAM has re-done their model numbering system, replacing all of the two digit model numbers withe 3 digit ones.)SRAM 9-speed chain.. Works with all 9-speed derailer systems. Includes a "Power Link" re-usable master link.
(This chain was formerly known as PC-59, but SRAM has re-done their model numbering system, replacing all of the two digit model numbers withe 3 digit ones.)
SRAM Power Links $4.95
These re-usable master links allow you to open and close your chain for cleaning without damaging any links. Specify 7-/8-speed or 9-speed version.
Sram Power Link
Re-usable master link. One of these is included with every SRAM derailer chain.
PowerLink 7-/8-speed $4.95 PowerLink II 9-speed $4.95Works with Shimano & SRAM 10-speed derailer systems. Includes a PowerLink connecting link.
Wippermann ConneX 10S0 (10-speed) (CH1437) $44.95Wippermann 10-speed chain.. Works with all 10-speed derailer systems. Includes a "Connex" re-usable master link.
If you are having trouble fitting the desired gears onto a bike with vertical dropouts, this link will let you add or subtract 1/2 a link (1/2 inch) from your chain, allowing you to move the axle 1/4" forward or backward. We never used to be able to get half-links for the narrow chain, this is a new item!
Wide 1/8" chains are listed on our Wide Chains page
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