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.
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!!
Late 1970s Gios Torino Super Record with the first generation Campagnolo Athena group.
I was looking for a direct replacement for my SachsSedisport chain, and was not happy to find out that it no longer exists, not even as NOS on web sales sites.
My friendly neighborhood bicycle shop gave me a KMC chain (A chinese chain on a hand-built Italian beauty? Shudder!), but it did not perform well at all.
Some cycling forums recommended the SRAM PC-870 678-Speed Chain as a Sedisport replacement. Hmm, a copy of an old Shimano Uniglide. What did I have to lose?
What a pleasant surprise. It looks good, and has crisp, sharp performance. It moves smoothly through all six cogs on the old DuraAce freewheel, whereas the previous chain would complain and not go into high gear.
I'd bought from BikeTiresDirect before, so I knew I would get good service.
The customer service representative was professional and more than helpful when I called with questions about the SRAM chain.
Looking for a Sedisport replacement? This is the way to go.
This went on my 16 year old beater bike. A Hoo Koo E Koo I bought new. The one I ride work and to the store. I've been using SRAM chains for about as long as I've had this bike. I regularly get 3,000 miles from a chain. The gold link makes it a snap or remove and clean.
I commute so I put a lot of miles on my bike. Inevitably, the chain gets stretched after about 2000 miles. I like to replace it at the first sign of this, since chainring wear gets significant with a stretched chain. I have been buying this chain over and over. I am on about my 4th one now, and will keep buying them as long as they are offered. I keep one on hand always.
Love the P-link, makes installation very easy. Brightly finished, smooth shifting chain. Appears to be rust resistant, but then again, I change chains about twice a year and keep 'em clean. I would recommend this chain.
I have to put one of these on my bike every 2000 miles or so (as well as a cassette). I like the ease of installing it. I don't have to remove links, so it goes on fast. Seems to work well. I am on my 4th one since I got the bike I now ride, and it has never let me down.
Using on an Ultegra 6-speed freewheel.
In most instances, you will need to remove some links to fit - as long as you have the tool for the job, you're all set.
High quality product, well packaged with easy-link and instructions (though they should have added info on sizing chain). Chain comes preped with high quality lube - don't remove this! In normal road use, you shouldn't have to do anything but wipe it clean of dirt.
BTD price was less than other's inferior offerings - excellent value.