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Shimano XTR/Dura-Ace CN-HG901 11-Speed Chain

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    Shift into a higher gear.

    Keeping your bike shifting with crisp precision, the Shimano XTR/Dura-Ace CN-HG901 11-Speed Chain pairs brilliantly with the brand's top-flight XTR and Dura-Ace 11-speed drivetrains. It represents the very best among Shimano's line, which puts it in the running as the best chain, period. This year's model features a revised plate profile that's compatible with E-bikes and single-speed applications. It's no longer vulnerable to separations in the aforementioned applications because it's able to withstand the higher torque generated by E-bikes.

    The chain's slight asymmetry pairs perfectly with Shimano's 9000 series drivetrains for silky-smooth gear shifts and greater power transfer, and the low-friction SIL-TEC treatment glides across your cassette's cogs with minimal friction. Ultimately, this allows you to focus on riding without worrying about your chain keeping up with rapid shifting and high-cadence efforts.

    • The chain featured on pro bikes from trail to road
    • Compatible with Shimano's top 11-speed drivetrains
    • SIL-TEC low-friction treatment
    • Asymmetrical, uni-directional design
    • Reinforced to work with E-bikes
    • Includes a quick link for easier installment
    • Item #SHI00BX

    Tech Specs

    nickel-plated steel
    quick link included
    Compatible Components
    Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, Shimano XTR 9000
    Recommended Use
    cycling, E-bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Probably not but I've tried breaking this chain and just can't do it!! The secret sauce is in the hollow pin construction where said pin gives it full purchase of that outer plate. Rumor has it you can even ride recklessly with it on both e-bikes and single speeds. That in itself is very telling for the usage on mere mortal's velocipedes. I've got this chain paired with an XT-M8000 crankset, derailleur, cassette and XTR M9000 shifter and the combination works famously. Might be all in my head but the overall drivetrain friction seems lower relative to lesser chains I've used in the past.

    Great Chain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I go through about 3 of these per year. I have never had a failure. They get a great number of miles on them before needing to be changed.

    Only chain I use

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It was time to replace the chain on my Di2 11 spd road bike. Went with this tried and true chain. Works great. Was the same chain that came on the bike.

    Don't overlook your chain, get the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Investing in a high quality chain like the XTR is essential to the longevity of your whole drivetrain system. This chain is light-weight and extremely durable. I have used this chain for many seasons without any stretch at all.

    Dura Ace/XTR Quality

      Nice quality chain, made even nicer now that Shimano has switched to a quicklink which makes install even easier than before. This is probably my 6th chain between my road and mountain bikes and i've never had any issues.

      Solid choice

        The Shimano XTR chain is a great choice that holds up well under a lot of abuse. I replaced mine after a full season of hard riding, and it held up well over the entire period. Solid choice.

        Best chain

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Only complaint is the lube it comes with. According to friction facts, you need to degrease the chain and use better lube (Squirt, Rock n' Roll, etc.) before installation

        I may be one of few who disagree - I actually like the factory grease. It may be not as fast as the fastest rated dry lubes, perhaps, but it is my experience that the grease stays good for over two hundred miles (assuming no faulty weather). I have yet to find grease that can do that and still is as (relatively) clean as the factory grease from Shimano. If I knew where to buy it, I would.

        Grease aside, it is a great chain. I love it. I can get more than three thousand miles on it. I could probably put even more (again, in good weather), but I tend to replace chains at first sign of wear - still before the 0.75 mm mark.

        Great Chain While It Lasts

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm reviewing this after going through 3 previous Dura-Ace chains. This chain runs fast & quiet if cleaned & lubed regularly. I managed to get about 3000 miles with several races sprinkled in before the chain wear tool said it was done. This thing makes quite a bit of noise under load when she's stretched.

        Note: Wears out noticeably faster than Ultegra but the price bump isn't too bad.

        as good as it gets

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've run the DA chains on most my bikes now, I always go back to them. No failure issues, super dependable, light, fast.

        Simply the best.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have a mix and match of components of SRAM and Shimano on my road, CX, and mountain bikes but one thing is always consistent, Shimano chains. It simply shifts crisper than other chains on the market and the quality is always reliable. Invest in a good chain checker and use it and your cassettes will last for many years.

        great quality, wears well

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

        the shimano chains always wear well. The quality is fantastic, but the chain works best with shimano specific drivetrain parts. The no quick link is kind of a bummer, but it forced me to buy a chain cleaner by park tool and it works great so I don't have to take off the chain.

        At last, Shimano has a Quick-Link

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Although Shimano chains wear well and are light, I always preferred the quick-link offered by Sram and KMC. With a link tool, you can easily take the chain on/off the bike to clean or maintain it. The Shimano pins worked well but taking the chain off the bike isn't nearly as convenient.

        Great chain

          The Shimano XTR CN-HG901 chain is the top of the line from Shimano and it won't disappoint. It's lightweight but still quite durable. I've put over 1000 hard, dusty miles on mine and it's still going strong.

          Shimano quality

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I've run Shimano chains for years, and the Dura-Ace/XTR chain lives up to the legendary quality of Shimano. If you're looking for smooth and crisp shifting, this is great place to start.

          Great chain, smooth ride

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          always use Ultegra, just change to Durace chain, feels smoother, more responsive, all and all great chain, ZERO ISSUES so far and I really like to crank it up!

          Unanswered Question

          I am having trouble cutting this chain to size with the Park Tool device... the device chain guide broke off. I have the quick link type, to use on Ultegra Di2 11 sp mid compact drive train. Am I missing something?

          I ordered one of this a month ago and got my chain with a pin to connect it. Recently ordered it again an I got it with a quick connect why is that do you get a choice between a quick connect or pin?

          Compatible with Shimano 105 5800 11spd ?

          Compatible with Ultegra 6800 Cassette and Derauiller?