Save Weight Without Sacrificing Strength
In keeping with Shimano's habit of trickle-down technology from group to group, this 10-speed Ultegra chain features an asymmetrical design just like its Dura-Ace 7900 big sibling.
This unique construction consists of differently shaped inner and outer plates. The inner plates are made to mate precisely with Shimano 10-speed cassettes, so shifting into larger cogs is quicker and wears less on the chain and cassette. The outer plates, meanwhile, are mated to the ramps and pins on the large chainring, for faster shifting into the big ring. The larger outer plates also lower the likelihood of chain-suck — the chain falling between the crank and bottom bracket shell.
Perforations in the chain save weight without sacrificing strength. This 6701 chain is a few grams lighter than the 6700 that came before it, with even better durability.
The CN-6701 Chain uses the standard Shimano 10-speed connecting pin and is compatible with double cranksets only. 116 links. 267 grams.
Note: For triple cranksets, we recommend the CN-7801.
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Weight: 276 grams
Weight: 276 grams
Group Compatibility: Shimano 10 Speed Doubles
Chain Application: 10-Speed
I buy a number of these chains when they are on sale and each will last me about 2,000 to 2,500 miles. I clean the chain every 100 miles and lube with a dry teflon spray which gets out the majority of the road gunk and provides another smooth ride and performance stroke. Park tool has a nice chain tester to determine best time to replace, prior to waiting and have the chain slipping or jumping gears. Ride on... smoothly!
Be careful when you buy this Shimano chain. Three of the last four that I bought or checked at the store already showed 0.5% of chain stretch out of the box, using a Park tool. In other words, two thirds of the wear was already present in the new chain. I gave up and bought a KMC chain which was solidly at 0% wear.
New Shimano 6700 chain works great with a new replacement Shimano 6700 cassette. Both purchased from Bike Tires Direct. No complaints from this happy bike rider.
Just a rock solid, well priced, chain. Have been using the Ultegra on all my bikes for years. Clean, lube, replace when my Go, No Go chain checker tells me to. No need to over sell it!
Okay the chain works great and is the high quality we expect and get from Shimano. My only caveat is that installation of this chain is not as easy or foolproof as with the SRAM or KMC products. I learned the hard way-the link pin must be inserted correctly or the chain can break. In my case the chain broke as I was climbing a hill, and locked up in the rear derailleur which then tore through the chainstay of my titanium Litespeed on its maiden voyage. A bitter pill for sure, for which I don't blame Shimano. I simply want to warn users of this system that installing this chain correctly is important. Since this disaster I have installed these without a problem and run them on more than one of my bikes, so all good now. But a tough way to learn I hope other buyers avoid.
I guess a chain could be awesome but not sure. Got this one to replace worn Dura Ace chain on rain bike.
New chain works great. And the price was extremely reasonable.
In fact I sold some Dura Ace 10 speed chains (new) on eBay, bought and extra one of these and had extra $$$ in my pocket afterward. That's a win-win!!!!
If you're tired of looking for the weakest link (I always wanted to use that phrase in a sentence . . .) then perhaps its time to replace/upgrade your chain! I have two bicycles with Shimano 10 speed components (105 and Ultegra ) and opted to replace the chain and cassette, swapping the 105 components for Ultegra. This was a no-brainer . . . great components at a phenomenal price! You really can't go wrong with the Shimano Ultra CN6701 chain - replace your chain today!
This is what I use with my Dura Ace set up. On my 2007 Trek 5.5 Madone, I have replaced original cassette with a Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 10-speed and used this Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 chain. Learning how to install was done using youtube videos and luckily I got it on the first try. You will need a chain tool to size and install a new pin. For the price, I go with Ultegra over Dura Ace any day.
I get between 1200 and 2000 miles out of these. I'm a big guy and tend to spin at lower cadence and I climb a lot. Given my riding style I tend to stretch chains out faster than an average rider.
I decided to try Shimano chain on my Shimano 105 group bike after using other brands for many years. Shifting is flawless and crisp. It was a great decision. I fully recommend this chain.
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