A high quality chain for 6, 7, or 8 speed drivetrains. Step Riveting process for incredible pin strength. Nickel plating for durability. Powerlink tool-free connector included.
- Width: 7.1mm
- Pitch: 1/2" x 3/32"
- Links: 114
- Weight: 310 grams
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Weight: 310 grams
Weight: 310 grams
Mfg PartNum: 48.2723.114.005
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Width: 7.1 mm
Pitch: 1/2 x 3/32 Inch
Speeds: 6, 7, or 8
Made in: Portugal
Chain Application: 6/7/8-Speed
Mfg Warranty: 24 Mo. Parts
Warranty URL: https://www.sram.com/en/service/warranty
Used these chains on an old 18-speed Schwinn Mesa Mtn bike for the past 14 years.
Use the SRAM chains, got about 2000 miles on them before my wear meter said dump them, but started swapping at 1500 miles because started getting failures in the field (worn power train--replaced the crankset/cassette were the culprit, whaddya expect after 10,000 miles?).
The chains are economical and reliable if cleaned and lubricated regularly (and even when they're not), and are ideal for my low end bomber. I use dry lubricants whenever I can because the area has a lot of sand and eats the chains relentlessly with wet lubes. Using paraffin, graphite, & moly on weekly basis keeps the squeaks muted while allowing for quick shifting.
I've gotten these on sale before, but not this time so I down graded the value rating.
The challenge was whether a SRAM chain would work with my existing Shimano components. At the time there were no Shimano chains available for my old 7 speed. I called BIKETIRESDIRECT and they confirmed that the SRAM chain would work. It does. A much stronger heaver chain that accommodates my recently eBike-converted 7-speed MTB. So, yes SRAM chains will work with Shimano components. I recommend this product.
This is a great chain. I had never replaced a chain on a bike, but I knew it was time. I watched a video or two online. I bought a simple and cheap chain tool from the local bike shop. I took the old chain off and compared it with the new. It was fun to see the amount of stretch put on from the miles. I cut off some links and threw that sucker on there in a snap. Really simple to do and makes a world of difference. This is a quality chain and really improved the quality of shifting drive on my bike. Its probably pretty hard to find a bad chain, especially on Bike Tires Direct, but this is certainly not one of em. If you've been a few thousand miles on your bike or just bought a used bike, this is a cheap way to improve the quality of your ride. Its also pretty fun to be able to work on bike in this way. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Sometimes, bikes don't want to be ridden, you know? Sometimes they need to know you love em. Spend some time with em. Buy em some jewelry. The worst thing you can do to you bike is make it feel objectified. You get in a rut of the same routine... oh you gotta ride me to get home or go to work or work out... says your bike. Yeah thats cool, but sometimes, I just want to be held... Sometimes i need to know youre still thinking of me when you see that 2014 Specialized Tarmac and Trek Madone fly by. I saw the way you looked at that Cannondale SuperSix. Yeah, I know you rode Johnny Down the Road's new Giant Propel. What'd you do for me lately- your dejected bike.
Nobody wants a dejected bike. Come home with a new chain. Let her know she's still the one.
My bike gave me ...the.... best.... ride... ever... after I put that new chain on her. It was one for the ages. Wished I had video taped it. Would watch that over and over again that's for sure. Just gotta hide it from the kids if yall do that.
I worked on a lot of bikes this summer, including ones I refurbished to donate to kids in need. I jokingly started to say that "the chain is never good" when asked about how the work was going. For fixing shifting problems, jumping sprockets under load, and just generally getting an unrideable bike to work o.k., a replacement chain was second only to tubes for getting bikes on the road. I still need to order a couple more, and this size chain is the most commonly needed one for the multi-speed bikes I saw this year.
I used this to replace a chain with 5000+ miles, and it has been fine. Very easy to work with, but I did have to degrease it and re-lubricate it because the original grease was very thick and sticky, which is great for long term storage. But it would have attracted a lot of dirt on the roads.
Over the years I've used several of on my 8-speed and they just work and work and work until they finally wear out. I guess I've gone perhaps 20,000 miles on these chains and hope to go another 20,000.
After a broken chain sent me to the pavement I figured it was time for a replacement. The new chain was easy enough to install but I miss-guessed the proper length and had to remove it to remove the extra links. That was not so easy. I resorted to Youtube for help and ended up using a loop of wire to pull the pins of the master link together to unlatch the chain. I suspect that this will become easier over time.
I have tried the 830, 850, and 880 chains on my year round commuter in soggy Portland, OR. I found the biggest difference showed in how long they stayed lubed, the 870 lasting the longest, the 830 the shortest. It wasn't a big jump between the 850 and 870 though. The 870 chain lasted a good long while and shifted well with a Shimano derailleur and SRAM cassette setup. Overall it did exactly what it was supposed to: propel me along.
Super replacement chain. The price is a steal for a nickle plated chain.
This chain works great, crisp and precise gear changes on the freewheels mentioned. Those old Sedisport chains are getting hard to find but, since Sachs bought Sedis and SRAM bought Sachs bicycle parts division, it has good pedigree.
Bought this chain for my old hardtail mountain bike that I now ride for exercise on the streets, mostly. Putting in on was a snap with the SRAM quick-connect link, best idea for bike chains. Not a new idea Shimano! Used master links in mill chains for years and years. Factory lube is still holding up in the rain. No skipping, etc. even on old, worn cassette. So far, so good!!
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