Nashbar 9-Speed Chain

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Nashbar 9-Speed Chain
This 9-speed chain is an excellent replacement for your mountain bike, hybrid, commuter or road bike.
  • Includes reusable connector, making it easy to take on and off for cleaning
  • Works well on all 9-speed drivetrains, no matter who makes it
Nashbar 9-Speed Chain
  • WEIGHT 252g
  • NUMBER OF LINKS 116
  • MATERIAL N/A
  • COMPATIBILITY 9-speed
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar 9-Speed Chain
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (11)
  • Mountain biking (9)
  • Road biking (9)
  • Extreme sports (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (10), Comfort oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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4.0

It does the job

By Azcycledad

from Prescott, Az

About Me Competitive Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

    This is a KMC chain. Not the best on the market. But, it is the chain you want for commuting, touring or everyday mountain biking. It will wear out in about a year if you are doing around 4000 miles a year and you keep it lubed. It's not that lightweight but it is a workhorse of a chain. The magic link is handy for installation and removal for cleaning. I have and will continue to buy these chains because of their toughness and low price.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Good chain, KMC master link!

    By Roadrunner Pete

    from Boston

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

          Great price, I wasn't even expecting a master (quick connect) link. Chain is long enough for triple chainring mountain bike setup, even a few extra links. Chain feels solid, was whisper quiet and silky smooth on first ride. With a KMC master link it seems likely it is a KMC chain. I use a KMC x10sl on my road bike, it has been awesome for several years with no special care, so I am pretty high on this manufacturer.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (61 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          KMC Super Narrow Z link, 6.6mm

          By Ex Bike Mech Now Aero Plane Fixer Upper

          from Down by the Lake and not the Twin Cities

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good value
          • Long lasting
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Slightly heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Mountain Biking
          • Non Competive Use

          Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

          It's a KMC chain which is a good chain and a great value. Buy a chain pin tool like the Park and read the instructions. If confused find a friend or LBS for help. Some wish it had more lube or grease from factory. Wrong answer!!! They know what they are doing. Check manufactures web site. Grease attracts dirt, dirt is abrasive, abrasives wear metal, worn metal= expensive parts replacement. Use a light oil and apply to every pin and then use rag to spread evenly and remove excess oil. A light film is desireable. If you like mud wash your bike regularly with low pressure garden hose (never high pressure washes grease out of bearings), dry and reapply light oil. Everyonce in a while clean chain, cog, and rings more thoroughly. Use a brush and non flammable solvent/degreaser and/or remove and use a plastic mayo jar with mineral spirits (low vapors= low flammability) and shake with lid on tight. Gloves and splash proof googles make it a safer job. Remove and dry with rag and apply light oil. Frequency depends on riding style. Do this and you have many miles of reliable performance. If you replace a chain before stretch is bad you save expensive cogs and rings. Bad chains ruin cogs and rings which becomes expensive. If this helped you please check the useful block so others can see it.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          chain for all seasons!

          By Juanito Hayburg aka BIKERJOHN

          from El PasoTX-USA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Extreme Sports
            • Long-distance riding
            • Long Rides
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

            I've used these chains for decades and have rarely been disappointed. I will admit to immense frustration two years ago while pedaling across Texas [detailed in my 4th book, "Dry'd, Fry'd, and Sky'd by Headwinds and Heat: My 1300mile/2100kilometer Trans-Texas Bicycle Odyssey] when this chain kept breaking on me between MarfaTX & AlpineTX, but the problem was my inability to accurately use the chain tool. Once discovering the solution, the quick link, I've never had anymore trouble. The price is extremely low, and a great value. I highly recommend this to anyone serious about bicycling and doing their own repairs, especially while underway!

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            back to BikeNashbar

            By Juanito Hayburg aka BIKERJOHN

            from El PasoTX-USA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Extreme Sports
              • Leisurely Rides
              • Light riding
              • Long Rides
              • Road Biking
              • Uneven surfaces

              Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

              I've been pedaling for more than 3 decades, have over 100,000miles/160,000kms on my body and worn out several bicycles. Am currently on a Doublevision tandem recumbent, my first (and last?) recumbent, and doubt I ever willingly go back to an upright. Naturally, the chains are extra long on this machine, so I like to keep the expense down when possible--BikeNashbar is perfect for most components! However, last year I took an extended biketour from El PasoTX to HoustonTX and partway back, encountering numerous mechanical failures. Two in in particular were the Shimano Shadow 9 derailleur and the BikeNashbar chains. Once the derailleur failed, I had to convert the 27-speed into a singled speed, then the chain repeatedly failed. I swore to never use a cheap chain again. However, I later found that my own wrenching abilities were probably lacking enough to accurately break/make the chain--I now use only quick links. So when I saw the exceptionally low price for these chains, I amended my sworn statements. I'd recommend these chains to anybody, provided they pass my extensive use.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              chain, most replace item on your m.b.

              By Hikerbiker

              from Montgomery,NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

                If your one of those guys that wash and relube there chain after each ride then by all means spend that extra $40 and buy top shelf, but if your like me and all you do is spray it wipe off excess and go, then your gonna chew up any chain with in 500 miles whether it's the top of the line or not! I'm talking m.b. not road.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Where's My Nickel (Plating)?

                By Richard Chan

                from Hell, USA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Shifting
                • Well made

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Ugly - no plating

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

                KMC is my first brand after using Shimano (Dura Ace) exclusively. Reason - lower price. Shimano licensed KMC to produce some low end chains and now KMC is making world class chains with new innnovations such as TiN coating. The only complain I have for this chain is it is just plain steel. No plating whatsoever. Not much lube either.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Bargain

                By Six000MileYear

                from Hudson Valley, NY

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • EZ 2 Clean
                • Shifts well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

                  I used this chain on my flatbar roadbike for lots of hill climbing, and cleaned it regularly because the master link made it easy to remove. I got a little more than 3000 miles of use before I replaced it with another.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Weight - 307

                  By C.M.

                  from Twin Cities, MN

                  Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

                  Just got the chain and weighed it. Came to 307g which is still sort of light but NOT claimed weight. Since this is a Nashbar product I would expect the weight to be within 1%-2% of claimed weight.

                  Too bad they have to print untrue specs. Even at 307 it's still a good value.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Priced right for an often-replaced part

                  By Mister Colorado

                  from Denver, Colorado

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar 9-Speed Chain:

                    This is the best chain for the price I could find. Any chain is only one good ride in the slop away from replacement, so I picked a chain that is inexpensive, durable, and shifts well. The quick link is an especially good feature that all chains should have.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Comfort Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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