Just 'cause you're not shifting gears, doesn't mean your chain doesn't need to be tough. This SRAM chain is designed to give you reliable performance for your single-speed bike, no matter where you ride. It's great for road bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers and even kids' bikes.
I bought this chain based largely on its popularity. Used often for commuting, a few times a week for xc riding and for one CX race, the PC-1 quickly stretched to the point were it will begin to wear the ring/cog.
One huge drawback to the PC-1 is that if you change cogs on a singlespeed to suit riding conditions or tire sizes, occasionally you need to change your chain length by adding a link (I know, two master links is taboo). This is not possible with the PC-1 since additional master links are not available for SRAM (I called them). Although you can buy third party links that will work in a pinch, their width is wrong and you will find that they will rub on or catch anything in close proximaty to your chainline (including bash guards or chainguides). The PC-1 is a good mom and pop, ride around the block with the kiddies chain but definately not capable of handling the loads of any reasonably capable cyclist. I recommend looking to the KMC line of chains for better value and performance.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Only ridden a few miles but no surpises, does the job. Had to take a few links out but that was actually nice, there are enough links to accommodate just about any single speed set-up considering I was at the back of the stays of a track bike frame, had a 46t chainring, and 18t rear sprocket and took out about 5 links.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend