April 23, 2018
SRAM PC 99 Power Link
Construction-made of hardened steel and chrome, nickel-plated joints, links with through holes
Finishing-nickel / nickel
Compatible-MTB 9 gears SRAM , Shimano and Campagnolo
Number of cells-116
Weight-about 300 g
SRAM PC 850 P-Link Bicycle Chain (8-Speed, Grey)
- About SRAM
Bicycle component maker SRAM makes high-quality, technically advanced parts and accessories, based on a philosophy of perpetual, incremental enhancements that collectively add up to superior performance.
- Casual riders will note SRAM components’ reliability, dependability, and standard qualities one would expect.
- SRAM Corporation began with the goal of creating the best possible shifting system, and ultimately innovated cycling with the advent of the Grip Shift.
- To sustain the resulting growth, SRAM invested in Sachs Bicycle Company and built a state of the art manufacturing facility in Schweinfurt Germany.
- This chain is well made and looks equivalent or better than the factory Shimano chain that was on my Trek.
- I shortened it a few links to match my original length, so be aware that you may need to do that.
- The unidirectional master link is holding so far, but is a new design from the traditional style.
- I thought that the 850 model would have beveled edges and be a slicker-looking chain, but I tell you what, I couldn’t tell the difference just looking at them.
- I had to keep looking at the part number on the box to be able to tell them apart as I was installing them on my two mountain bikes.
- I haven’t put many miles on these chains but they are both very nice, smooth chains.
- The included master link makes them very easy to install, and with a standard chain breaker (I borrowed a friend’s) the process doesn’t take long at all.
- One thing to note, I expected that since this was an 8-speed chain and I was putting it on my 8-speed bike (Gary Fisher Wahoo), I wouldn’t have to shorten the chain on my bike.
- If you are planning to install this without shortening it, you may be surprised.
- If I were to do it again, I would just buy two of the 830 model chains and call it a day.
- I’ve got other master link chains and I’ve never had as much trouble as this one.
- I ended up using a regular chain breaker to get it on my bike.
- After a few days of commuting I hoped the link would loosen up, but no.
- I took it to my LBS and even they couldn’t get the thing off.
- The mechanic said, “Man it looks just like a master link but I don’t think it’s a master link.”
I’ll be buying my chains and master links separate from now on.
- I also had some skipping issues with the old chain because it was worn out.
- This SRAM chain came with clear instructions on how to install and the Power Link is a genius part.
- The installation was seamless and after about 500 miles on the road and about 100 on a trainer the chain still operated smoothly and quietly.
- It has seen dry summer days, wet and rainy fall days, and a few rides in the slushy winter streets.
- It has needed minimal maintenance and all the links operate smoothly.
- The Power Link really aided in installation AND configuring the right length for my gear setup.
- I will buy this style again for my daily commuter/tourer and will rely on SRAM chains for any other bike I purchase.
- Unfortunately other than stock chains I don’t have a direct comparison to determine any further thoughts from.
- I check the wear every now and then, and finally decided it was time to replace.
- If I can lift the chain up more than 1/8″ then I measure the distance between 12 links.
- While I still have to use a chain breaker to remove the excess links, once the chain is sized, if I ever need to remove it to clean or do other maintenance, it comes off easily.
- It works great with the SRAM cassette and crank set too.
- I did notice the thick, goop it was placed in to protect the chain in the package.
- I used WD40 to de-grease and some Teflon lube to make it happy once installed.
- The bike is a Trek 7100 with a full SRAM X3 setup, this chain matched the configuration really well.
- Couldn’t believe it (I’ve never had a chain randomly break off mid ride like that).
- Fixed it again several miles out in the trails and it only lasted another quarter mile.
- I never really leave reviews, let alone negative ones, but I really can’t recommend this chain after my personal experience.
- The outer plates keep popping out from the rivet rendering the chain useless.
- You need a chain breaker to set the length, then use the quick-links to connect.
- Everyone should be aware that changing the bike chain will sometimes result in skipping.
- You may also need to change your cassette/chain-rings if they are worn (because the mismatch with the new chain can cause skipping).
- Just the power link is SO hard for me to click on together bare hands.
- The quality is really good, and I will be ordering more of these from this seller.
SRAM Pc-1110 11 Speed 114 Link Chain With Power Lock
- I go through chains regularly and this one is no better or worse than any other.
- Just a basic finish on the 1110 but with normal cleaning and lubing it lasts as long as the others before needing replacing due to stretch.
- The low price with no performance loss is what makes it a 5 star bargain.
- Simply removed a few links to match my old (now stretched out old chain) and installed.
- Have had 5 rides so far and working just like the original.
- That chain is bright silver, this basically looks like raw steel.
- I don’t know if the chain has already stretched, or if it was just breaking in, but I’m happy with it right now.
- Works great with my BOX One cassette and deraileur and race-face narrow-wide chainring.
- That said, i did not have to remove ANY links for the 32 tooth chainring and 46-11 cassette.
- Some may say this chain is low spec, but it gets the job done for me.
- Make sure you have a chain tool to remove the right number of links to match your old chain.