Ordered this chain when the original wore out. I had to remove two links to get to my original length and the quick link installed easily. Master link pliers are handy to break the chain but are not necessary to put it together.
As the shade tree bike mechanic that a lot of friends rely on, at home and on tours, this chain is a reliable stand-by spare for a lot of different drive trains. BTD service and price make it a no brainer to keep a few on hand in the garage bike shop and have one in the tool kit on longer tours.
Thought I was going a little too cheap but tried it anyway. Been using it for about 1200 miles. Not having any problems yet. Going to replace it by the 2000 mile mark, as I do with any chain.