SRAM PC-991 Cross Step Chain

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Great chain with only one flaw

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The Good:

Construction is solid, great value.

The Bad:

Quick-link issues

Overall Review:

Used this model chain for the entire time I owned my Trek Slash. It was a great chain that shifted perfectly with my sram groupo. It also lasted a very long time due to constantly making sure it was lubed. My only complaint is with the gold quick-link. I understand that Sram says to only use a quick-link once before replacing it, but even while following this guideline, I had a few explode on me resulting in a broken and sometimes completely lost chain. I love Sram products but their quick-links have let me down time and time again.

A slick fast chain that works well with other Sram components

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The Good:

Power-link, light weight, price, works very well with other Sram/Truvativ components

The Bad:

Some people complain they break, but I haven't noticed the problem

Overall Review:

I've noticed the Sram chains available in Europe are made in Portugal. These I've noticed are better than their similar Asian cousins, that are made in China. I've noticed that with a mostly Sram (rear derailleur and cassette) drive-train are really slick but that Shimano chains jump around a fair bit, so better to stick with the same manufacturer here as the rest of your drive-train. Power-link rocks and is easy to use and better than KMC missing links.

Specifications

Product SRAM PC-991 Cross Step Chain
Speeds 9-Speed
Number of Links 114
Colors Silver
Weight 0 lb 9.8 oz (279 g)
Miscellaneous Features a Secondary Riveting Process that Increases the Push Pin Strength by Over 25% Compared to Standard Riveting

Technology Highlight(s): PowerChain II
Closing Link: PowerLink
Outer Plate: Nickel Plate
Inner Plate: Nickel Plate
Pin Treatment: Chrome Hardened
Rivet Type: Cross Step
Recommended Group: X.0/X.9
Compatibility: Industry-Standard 9-Speed Systems
Price $43
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