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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain

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In keeping with Shimano's habit of trickle-down technology from group to group, this 10-speed Ultegra chain features an asymmetic 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 chainsuck—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.

Weight: 276 grams

Weight: 276 grams

Group Compatibility: Shimano 10 Speed Doubles 

Chain Application: 10-Speed 

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Reviewed 6/26/2020
by Jmanna
Williamsville NY
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Solid chain and easy to install

Easy to install. Good price. Reliable and solid product.

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Reviewed 5/11/2020
by cadrmof
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Great everyday chain

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!

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Reviewed 5/14/2020
by DRERLE
Cycling Enthusiast
NYNJ
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New chain shows out of spec stretch to 0.5%

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.

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Reviewed 5/8/2020
by ambodisco
SF Bay Area
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Perfect

Easy to install. I had a park chain tool that I had previously ordered from bike tires direct. Fitted to my older 9 speed S-Works Durace

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Reviewed 7/2/2020
by cokvance
Competitive Racer
Salt Lake City
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Good luck with these chains

I've used a dozen of these chains, never had any issues with them, if you keep them lubed I've been getting 4000 miles out of them.

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Reviewed 12/22/2019
by Steve
Daily Commuter
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great chain!

I put a new one of these on bike annually. Do this instead of replacing the whole drivetrain. I have never had issues.

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Reviewed 11/18/2019
by Cicliman
Salem, OR
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Great chain

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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Reviewed 5/20/2019
Cycling Enthusiast
OKC, OK
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Just Great!

Another great Shimano product. Easy to install and really improved my ride.

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Reviewed 7/27/2017
by Steve S.
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Works great with new Shimano Cassette

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.

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Reviewed 7/20/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
reliable.

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!

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Reviewed 7/3/2017
by cyclin c
Santa Rosa
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Most reliable bike chain

I've tried other chains that cost less and was not satisfied.the shimano chain last many miles if you take care of your drive train by cleaning, etc.

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Reviewed 4/22/2019
by Monk
Cycling Enthusiast
West Mass
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The correct chain for compatable shimano components

Exact replacement, excellent performance

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Reviewed 6/1/2017
by Gary
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Works great, shifts smooth but installation not fool proof

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.

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Reviewed 4/1/2019
by FLBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Melbourne, FL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Works great

Installs easily and works great, shifts are smooth. I change my chain when the chain tool says to, and I don't really notice a difference except that everything keeps working.

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Reviewed 1/24/2017
by tjg6548
Cycling Enthusiast
Minnesota
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very smooth shifting

Easy install and very smooth shifting when used with shimano cassette

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Reviewed 1/6/2017
by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Works well!

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!!!!

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Reviewed 12/30/2016
by Mel
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
It's Shimano! What else needs to be said!

A great chain for a great price. Keeps the wheels turning!

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Reviewed 7/23/2018
by Tae
Flushing
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
High quality and durable

These chains never fail to exceed its expectations. Tried all the others but always came back to these.

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Reviewed 6/30/2018
by Old enough to know better
Cycling Enthusiast
NW Wisconsin
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth and quiet

I learned the hard way that 10 speed chains need more frequent cleaning than ancient 5 & 6 speed chains AND that you MUST read the manual. You must not break the chain and reuse the pin as we did years ago. That said - what a relief to return to quiet reliable shifting. From the amount of stretch over the past 900 miles on the identical chain I'm going to guess that I'll get about 2500 miles before replacing it with the chain I just bought.

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Reviewed 6/18/2018
by Anonymous
sf bay area
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Road bike chain

I purchased this for the price was right and sticking with Shimano ultegra items with ultegra gears only makes sense for they fit well together.

No noticeable difference or problems

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