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Made to go all the way to 11.
Yeah, SRAM has made Nigel Tufnel jokes pretty easy with its whole 11-speed thing, but that's a small price to pay for improved shifting and better gear ratios. The fanciest cassette in the world won't work right without the correct chain, though, so SRAM modified its PC-1070 chain, renamed in the PC-1170, and served it up to all the 11-speeders out there.
The PC-1170 is slightly narrower than its forebear, to comply with the smaller tolerances required by an 11-speed cassette. It also has hollow pins, which save 20g of weight without decreasing strength, and has new inner and outer finishes for improved smoothness. Of course, it also comes with SRAM's legendary PowerLink, which makes chain removal and drivetrain cleaning as easy as pie. The PC-1170 also ships with a pre-applied coating of SRAM's PowerLube, so it's ready to ride straight out of the box.
- 11-speed compatible
- Hollow pins
- SRAM PowerLink
- Pre-coated with SRAM PowerLube
- Item #SRM0507
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
SRAM has some pretty reliable chains. Does the job, quiet, and smooth shifting.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Works great with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drive-train. Very smooth and quiet. I like that it comes pre-lubed. I also like connector link vs. having to jam pins through with my crappy chain tool.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Good value for a less expensive option than the 1190 chain, for your Red 22 or Force 22 drive train. Replace your chain and cassette at the same time to improve drive train performance. Makes you feel like you have a brand new bike!!