SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain

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SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain
The Sram PC-971 chain is an upgraded version of the venerable (and now discontinued) PC-970. SRAM made some minor tweaks to the PC-971 to further enhance shifting performance with Truvativ chainrings while continuing to offer fast and accurate shifting in SRAM or Shimano drivetrains.
  • Nickel-plated outer plates for more strength and durability
  • Faster and more accurate shifting
  • Includes Gold PowerLink Connector
SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain
  • WEIGHT 298g
  • NUMBER OF LINKS 114
  • MATERIAL Nickel-plated outer plates
  • COMPATIBILITY 9-speed
  • Rating 4.5

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SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road bikes (9)
    • Mountain bikes (4)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    I have used this chain for over 5 years

    By Lou

    from Ridgecrest, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Master Link No Pin
    • Price

    Cons

    • Price Increased

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

    Master Link makes installation very easy, have not any tight links, chain lasts 5-7 thousand miles. Master link removal is more difficult compared to installation but no special tools required.

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    5.0

    Good value

    By Weekend Biker

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes

      Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

      THis was an excellent value, fits Shimano cassette and crank just fine. A better value than Shimano Ultegra,

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      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      SRAM 971

      By Rick

      from Columbia SC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Bikes

        Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

        I have just gotten back into cycling late last year and am restocking my tool box with the things I need such as spare tubes, inflation systems etc. for out on the road for just in case of a breakdown. I have always used shimano, but I got the SRAM at a great price,it was easy to install (thanks to the combo tool, also from Nashbar) and it shifts perfect and I am very happy with it.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value!

        By dochummer

        from Kennewick, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes

          Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

          Perfect combination of light weight and low cost. I used it for a budget build on an old '86 Bridgestone.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good chain

          By MTB Beau

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Price
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

            Great chain at a great price.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Fine

            By LHF

            from Massapequa, NY

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes

              Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

              I needed to replace a Shimano Chain that had a few thousand miles on it and decided to try this Sram. I have only used Shimano in the past and have been satisfied. The only downside to the Shimano chains is their link system which requires a chain breaker and new pin each disassembly.

              The Sram was easy to install using the master link. You still need a chain breaker to do the initial sizing. I plan on taking the chain off the bike to clean it using the quick link instead of cleaning it while still in the bike.

              I have put a few hundred miles on the chain with no problems. I can not attest to durability yet. I also replaced a 105 cassette with a Sram 970. Shfts are just as smooth and quiet.

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              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great chain at even a greater price

              By Paul T

              from Humboldty, AZ

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Bikes

                Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

                a very durable chain

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great utilitarian product

                By MnBikeCommuter

                from Shoreview, MN

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Bikes
                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

                  I use this chain on my touring bike, hybrid, and road tandem. The master link is a far better solution than the more expensive competition's need for a new pin each time the chain is broken. Shifting is precise, and properly cleaning and lubing the chain has provided up to 9000 miles of service for me.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  SRAM PC971 Chain

                  By Al

                  from Wilkesboro, NC

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Got exactly what I needed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

                      Actually, I gave this chain to a friend for payment of a favor he did for me

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      very decent chain

                      By mastachinn

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Nickel plated
                      • Price was right
                      • Quick release link
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • City Bikes
                        • Infrequently ridden bike
                        • Mountain Bikes
                        • Road Bikes

                        Comments about SRAM PC971 9-Speed Chain:

                        This is the middle quality 9 speed chain from SRAM, the lower is the 951 and the higher is 991. All have chrome hardened pins, the 971 and up have nickel plating and the 991 has hollow pins for lightness? They all work well. I think the plating helps resist rust so if the bike is ridden infrequently get the 971 or better. If bike is ridden often, get the cheapest one as you will most likely need to replace the chain 1500 to 2000 miles anyway. I weigh 190 lbs. and ride 7000 miles a year. I got the 971 at a lower price than the 951 because it had the sale price. I suggest getting the master link pliers by Park (or any other brand) for easy removal of the quick release link. I know the quick release link does not require such a tool but it sure makes it easier especially when it is greasy and you are in a hurry. A chain gauge such as the Nashbar chain checker is also good to have. How else do you know when the chain is worn? My friend, who is maybe 120 lbs., has over 5000 miles on a chain and it was still not worn out.

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