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Shimano XT/Ultegra CN-HG701 11-Speed Chain

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    An unsung hero.

    When you turn the pedals, you often take for granted that each link of your chain will go on grabbing each cog of your cassette for every mile of every ride. That is, until the day it stops, and you're left standing in the shoulder questioning your life decisions with a stretched, broken, and useless chain. If you're in this position, we'd recommend upgrading to Shimano's XT/Ultegra CN-HG701 11-Speed Chain. Its anti-friction Sil-Tec coating and precise, reliable construction ensure long life and smooth pedaling. Whether you're on the road, trail, or somewhere in the middle, the HG701's asymmetrical design will keep you shifting consistently through your 11-speed drivetrain so you can focus on enjoying your ride.

    • The racer's chain for mountain and road bikes
    • Anti-friction coating keeps lost watts to a minimum
    • Includes a quick link for easier installment
    • Item #SHI00CR

    Tech Specs

    Sil-Tec coating
    quick link included
    Compatible Components
    Shimano 11-speed
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Leave the factory lubricant on!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This latest incarnation of the Ultegra 11-speed chain lives up to expectations. You DO need chain pliers to install the master link, as it won’t immediately (and securely) click into place by simply putting pressure on a pedal to pull the chain apart, as is the case with SRAM PowerLock connecting links.

    The factory lubricant on this Ultegra chain is much thinner and silkier than the grease-like stuff usually found on new chains. Do yourself a favor and leave it on until it begins to wear off. Just wipe off any excess lube and go ride. The chain shifts beautifully with it.

    Great Chain, Great Price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't think there's a better chain. The price is excellent, the quality is good, it's durable, light enough, it's got a coating reducing wear, shifts great in a Shimano drivetrain, and now has a quick link. Stock up, keep an eye on your chain wear, and you'll have a happy drivetrain.

    All in the name

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got the chain just because of the brand. Seems fine, I feel I have had to lube it a little more, but that could be just how I've been riding lately.

    I must have gotten a bad one.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Everything I've read about this chain has been good, so when it came time to replace mine I bought it without hesitation. What a mistake! It broke twice within the first ten minutes of use. I was riding in Dupont when it happened, and had to kill an hour to go to one of the local bike shops to buy a replacement. I don't think I'll ever buy another one.

    I have to assume there was some kind of defect with that chain. I run this chain on all three of my bikes, Niner Jet 9 RDO, Air 9 RDO and BSB 9 RDO and I have never had one break.

    My Jet 9 in particular can see some abuse to the chain. All of my buddies run SRAM and I've watched as several SRAM chains have broken while my XT stuff just keeps on turning.

    Was this being ridden with the Wolf set up that you have? Was the chain long enough to take a 49 tooth rear cog?

    Durable and Affordable

      As far as Shimano chains go, Ultegra is the way to go. Competitive weight without lacking durability and longevity. Clean it well and pair it with your favorite lube and you'll be smooth rolling for months to come.

      Chain is a chain is a chain

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Not really...Shimano chain paired with the cassette makes things work well....also used a quick link, not the pin (saving that one for a pinch).

      XT vs XTR....less money and works just as good'r.

      Great Chain

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It probably goes without saying but like the rest of Shimano's Ultegra drivetrain, this chain works flawlessly. Totally to be expected but it's good to know that you can rely on your components. The fact that I rarely think about it is a testament.

      Good on dirt and tarmac

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I use this on my 11 speed Ultegra and 11 speed XT. Been happy with it on both bikes. I have broken a chain on my Ultegra, but I mostly attribute that to misalignment on the rear derailleur on a high pressure ride. I don't think any chain would have handled that.

      Hard to beat

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Hard to beat this chain at this price, such a great value. I bought one for a specific bike I needed to replace a chain on. Once I used this chain I bought another almost instantly for a new bike build.

      A great deal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I just purchased this new chain to give it a try because the price was too good to beat. A week later I bought 3 more to swap out the chains on all my bikes. Works great on my road bike, gravel bike and mountain bike.

      Hi, is this chain the same as the Ultegra 6800 chain? The price is less so I wanted to make sure it will work for my 11 speed road bike. Thanks.