Chains - Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo, Sachs, Wipperman - QBike.com
Bike Part

Chains

Shopping Tips For Chains

If you think about the sheer force that a bicycle chain must endure, it's an amazing feat of engineering and design. Truly, a bike chain is only as strong as its weakest link! The good news is, you rarely hear of a chain failure, and if you do, it will usually be due to misuse, rust, corrosion, or some other user-related error. By and large, bike chains are as solid a part of your bike as you'll find. There are chain tools which are meant specifically for taking links out of your chain, or for dropping your chain in the event you want to properly clean it. On that front, there are all sorts of contraptions which can be used as a chain cleaner, most often a box design that you place around the bike chain and fill with a liquid cleaner. When you spin your crankset, turning the chain, the chain is cleaned as it passed through the box's bristles and interior scrubbing brushes.

When it comes to chain sizing, you have to select your bike chain carefully. For instance, in the Shimano lineup of chains, the difference between a 9-speed and 10-speed chain is just 2mm of width. But you have to get the right size chain for your bike drivetrain setup. When you install a new chain, you can use a chain tensioner in order to make sure that you won't get too much chain sag once installed. You can also put a chain guard on your bike in order to protect your pants leg or shoelaces from getting caught up and chewed up by your chain when it rolls through the crankset.

One of the greatest chain innovations, in our view, is the SRAM Powerlink. This is a special link which you can use to remove a SRAM chain from your bike at the pinch of your fingers. Most SRAM chains are sold with this special link included. Gone are the days of pushing out a chain pin in order to drop and clean your bicycle chain, and then, having to buy a bag of 5 replacement chain pins in order to reinstall your chain. As well, it was always hard to be sure if you get that new chain pin in just right. With the SRAM Powerlink (or Superlink, or Gold Link), it takes just a few seconds to join your chain together and click it into place. There is a special SRAM pin remover tool which seems to be almost necessary with the newest SRAM chains, since that Powerlink special link can be hard to undo with bare fingers. All in all, the SRAM lineup of chains is a good one to look at for road bikes, tri bikes, and mountain bikes.

The most popular chains are:

  • SRAM
  • Shimano
  • Campagnolo
  • Sachs
  • Wipperman

Read more...
Snowboarding Chains
KMC Single Speed Chains
KMC Single Speed Chains
$5.62
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by KMC
Wippermann Connex 1G8 Bmx Chain
Wippermann Connex 1G8 Bmx Chain
$54.95
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Wippermann
Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain
Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain
$44.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
Wippermann Connex 905 Chain
Wippermann Connex 905 Chain
$49.95
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Wippermann
Shimano Ultegra 9sp Chain
Shimano Ultegra 9sp Chain
$39.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
KMC X9.99 9 SPEED CHAIN
KMC X9.99 9 SPEED CHAIN
$24.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by KMC
Shimano Ultegra Cn-6600 10sp Chain
Shimano Ultegra Cn-6600 10sp Chain
$36.95
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
Shimano Ultegra CN-6700 10-Speed Chain
Shimano Ultegra CN-6700 10-Speed Chain
$49.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1071 PowerLock Bike Chain 10 Speed
SRAM PC-1071 PowerLock Bike Chain 10 Speed
$59.99
11% off   $67.99
At: Performance Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1090R PowerChain Bike Chain 10 Speed
SRAM PC-1090R PowerChain Bike Chain 10 Speed
$83.99
At: Performance Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by SRAM
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7701 Super Narrow HG 9-speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7701 Super Narrow HG 9-speed Chain
$49.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
Shimano CN-HG73 105/Deore LX 9-Speed Super Narrow Chain
Shimano CN-HG73 105/Deore LX 9-Speed Super Narrow Chain
$27.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
Shimano 105 CN-5701 10-Speed Chain
Shimano 105 CN-5701 10-Speed Chain
$29.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
KMC DX10SC 10-Speed Chain
KMC DX10SC 10-Speed Chain
$31.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by KMC
Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 Speed Chain
Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 Speed Chain
$30.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1051 10-speed Chain
SRAM PC-1051 10-speed Chain
$24.99
At: Bike Nashbar  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by SRAM
IRD 9 Speed Chain
IRD 9 Speed Chain
$36.95
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 5-0
➢ by IRD
SRAM PC-1091 10 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1091 10 Speed Chain
$58.00
At: Excel Sports  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900 10-Speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900 10-Speed Chain
$69.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by Shimano
Shimano Dura Ace 7901 10SP Chain
Shimano Dura Ace 7901 10SP Chain
$48.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1051 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1051 10-Speed Chain
$42.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC 870 6/7/8 SPEED CHAIN
SRAM PC 870 6/7/8 SPEED CHAIN
$19.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-870 6/7/8-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-870 6/7/8-Speed Chain
$20.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC850 6/7/8 SPEED CHAIN
SRAM PC850 6/7/8 SPEED CHAIN
$18.00
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC 1051 10 Speed Chain
SRAM PC 1051 10 Speed Chain
$43.00
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by SRAM
KMC Dx10S Chain
KMC Dx10S Chain
$26.99
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-5
➢ by KMC
KMC Z410pu Single Speed Chains
KMC Z410pu Single Speed Chains
$7.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
KMC Z410r Single Speed Chains
KMC Z410r Single Speed Chains
$7.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7801 Narrow HG 10-Speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7801 Narrow HG 10-Speed Chain
$54.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
Shimano CN-HG94 XT 10-Spd MTB Dyna-Sys/HG-X Chain
Shimano CN-HG94 XT 10-Spd MTB Dyna-Sys/HG-X Chain
$39.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed Chain
$17.99
At: Bike Nashbar  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
SHIMANO HG-91 HYPERGLIDE CHAIN
SHIMANO HG-91 HYPERGLIDE CHAIN
$29.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
KMC K710sl Superlite Kool Chain
KMC K710sl Superlite Kool Chain
$20.45
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
KMC X10Sl Chain
KMC X10Sl Chain
$69.95
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
KMC Z410 Single Speed Chain
KMC Z410 Single Speed Chain
$9.00
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
SRAM PC-1091 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1091 10-Speed Chain
$39.99
At: Bike Nashbar  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
Ybn Heavy Duty 8 Speed Mountain Bike Chain
Ybn Heavy Duty 8 Speed Mountain Bike Chain
$17.95
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
Wippermann 10x1 10-Speed Stainless Steel Connex Chain
Wippermann 10x1 10-Speed Stainless Steel Connex Chain
$82.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Wippermann
SHIMANO HG40 8-SPEED CHAIN
SHIMANO HG40 8-SPEED CHAIN
$12.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
KMC X8.93 Chain
KMC X8.93 Chain
$10.95
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by KMC
Wippermann Connex 10sX 10 Speed Chain
Wippermann Connex 10sX 10 Speed Chain
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Wippermann
Shimano Hg-50 Hyperglide Chain
Shimano Hg-50 Hyperglide Chain
$18.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
Shimano Hg-70 Hyperglide Chain
Shimano Hg-70 Hyperglide Chain
$19.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
CHARGE MASHER CHAIN
CHARGE MASHER CHAIN
$22.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
Shimano HG-91 Hyperglide Chain
Shimano HG-91 Hyperglide Chain
$35.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1091 10SPD Hollowpin Chain
SRAM PC-1091 10SPD Hollowpin Chain
$48.50
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
Wippermann Connex 10S1 SS 10-speed Chain
Wippermann Connex 10S1 SS 10-speed Chain
$119.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Wippermann
Wippermann Connex 10S8 Chain
Wippermann Connex 10S8 Chain
$52.99
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Wippermann
SRAM PC-1170 11-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1170 11-Speed Chain
$57.00
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1 Single Speed Chains 2011
$11.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1091R 10SPD Hollowpin Chain
SRAM PC-1091R 10SPD Hollowpin Chain
$53.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-991 9-speed Chain
SRAM PC-991 9-speed Chain
$45.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1 Single-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1 Single-Speed Chain
$9.99
At: Bike Nashbar  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
Wippermann 908 Nickel 114L Connex 9-speed Chain
Wippermann 908 Nickel 114L Connex 9-speed Chain
$54.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Wippermann
Shimano Ultegra CN-6600 Super Narrow HG 10-spd Chain
Shimano Ultegra CN-6600 Super Narrow HG 10-spd Chain
$44.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1 Bike Chain 1 Speed
SRAM PC-1 Bike Chain 1 Speed
$14.99
At: Performance Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
➢ by SRAM
Sun Bicycles Rim Crusher 26x80mm 36H Red
Sun Bicycles Rim Crusher 26x80mm 36H Red
$44.50
At: QBike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 4-0
Buy it in the QBike Store
Sunlite Horn Bugle CP
Sunlite Horn Bugle CP
$8.69
At: QBike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-5
➢ by Sunlite
Buy it in the QBike Store
Sharp Hardcore Bmx Chainwheel
Sharp Hardcore Bmx Chainwheel
$15.95
At: Cambria Bike  
KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain
KMC MZ9000 / X9.93 9SP Chain
$21.00
At: Jenson USA  
➢ by KMC
IRD Pro 991 Hollow Pin Chain
IRD Pro 991 Hollow Pin Chain
$29.99
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by IRD
Shimano 105 CN-5600 10-speed Road Chain
Shimano 105 CN-5600 10-speed Road Chain
$29.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Shimano
Ybn Heavy Duty 9 Speed Mountain Bike Chain
Ybn Heavy Duty 9 Speed Mountain Bike Chain
$32.99
At: Cambria Bike  
Shimano CN-HG93 Ultegra/XT 9-Speed Super Narrow Chain
Shimano CN-HG93 Ultegra/XT 9-Speed Super Narrow Chain
$34.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Shimano
IRD Black Lightening Chain
IRD Black Lightening Chain
$39.95
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by IRD
Shimano 105 Cn5600 10-Spd Chain
Shimano 105 Cn5600 10-Spd Chain
$43.00
At: Jenson USA  
➢ by Shimano
KMC X9 Sl 9 Speed Chain
KMC X9 Sl 9 Speed Chain
$44.99
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by KMC
Shimano CN-HG74 SLX 10 Spd MTB Dyna-Sys/HG-X Chain
Shimano CN-HG74 SLX 10 Spd MTB Dyna-Sys/HG-X Chain
$44.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Shimano
Wippermann Connex 920 Teflon Chain
Wippermann Connex 920 Teflon Chain
$47.99
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by Wippermann
Wippermann Connex 8 X 1 Stainless Chain
Wippermann Connex 8 X 1 Stainless Chain
$49.95
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by Wippermann
Shimano Ultegra CN-6600 10S Chain
Shimano Ultegra CN-6600 10S Chain
$49.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1071 10 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1071 10 Speed Chain
$53.00
At: Excel Sports  
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1170 11 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1170 11 Speed Chain
$53.00
At: Excel Sports  
➢ by SRAM
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7901 10-Speed Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7901 10-Speed Chain
$54.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1091 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1091 10-Speed Chain
$57.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1091R 10 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1091R 10 Speed Chain
$59.00
At: Excel Sports  
➢ by SRAM
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7801 10S Chain
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7801 10S Chain
$59.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1191R Red22 11 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1191R Red22 11 Speed Chain
$63.00
At: Excel Sports  
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Bicycle Chain
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Bicycle Chain
$64.95
At: Tri Village  
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Chain
$64.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by SRAM
Wippermann Connex 9sX 9-Speed Chain
Wippermann Connex 9sX 9-Speed Chain
$64.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Wippermann
Wippermann Connex 9sx 9-Speed Chain
Wippermann Connex 9sx 9-Speed Chain
$76.99
At: Jenson USA  
➢ by Wippermann
Wippermann Connex 9 X 1 Chain
Wippermann Connex 9 X 1 Chain
$99.95
At: Cambria Bike  
➢ by Wippermann
SRAM PC-1071 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1071 10-Speed Chain
$52.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
KMC X-10 TI CHAIN
KMC X-10 TI CHAIN
$42.90
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by KMC
Shimano XTR CN-7701 9spd Chain
Shimano XTR CN-7701 9spd Chain
$49.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Shimano
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Bicycle Chain
SRAM PC-1091R 10-Speed Bicycle Chain
$83.95
At: My Cycling Gear  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
Wippermann Connex 9S1 Chain
Wippermann Connex 9S1 Chain
$88.99
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Wippermann
KMC Freestyle Extreme Bmx Chain
KMC Freestyle Extreme Bmx Chain
$14.99
At: Cambria Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by KMC
Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow 10 Speed Chain
Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow 10 Speed Chain
$99.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed Chain
$36.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
KMC Z-51 HG & IG COMPATIBLE CHAIN
KMC Z-51 HG & IG COMPATIBLE CHAIN
$7.95
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by KMC
SRAM PC-1050 10-Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1050 10-Speed Chain
$39.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC-1051 10 Speed Chain
SRAM PC-1051 10 Speed Chain
$31.50
At: Excel Sports  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
Campagnolo Record C9 Speed Chain
Campagnolo Record C9 Speed Chain
$58.99
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed Chain
Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed Chain
$71.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
SRAM PC-971 9-speed Chain
SRAM PC-971 9-speed Chain
$31.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
Miche Pista Track Chain
Miche Pista Track Chain
$13.87
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Miche
SRAM PC-1031 Bike Chain 10 Speed
SRAM PC-1031 Bike Chain 10 Speed
$27.99
At: Performance Bike  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM Force 120 Link PC-1071 PowerChain Bicycle Chain
$56.95
At: Tri Village  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM Force 114 Link PC-1071 PowerChain Bicycle Chain
$53.95
At: Tri Village  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
Campagnolo Record 11 Speed Chain
Campagnolo Record 11 Speed Chain
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
Campagnolo Inner Double Chainring
Campagnolo Inner Double Chainring
$76.26
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
KMC X10.93 10-Speed Chain
KMC X10.93 10-Speed Chain
$37.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by KMC
CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 11-SPEED CHAIN
CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 11-SPEED CHAIN
$75.00
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
KMC X10SL 10 Speed Chain
KMC X10SL 10 Speed Chain
$64.95
At: Jenson USA  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by KMC
Campagnolo Record C9 Chain
Campagnolo Record C9 Chain
$69.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by Campagnolo
SRAM PC-1091R Chain
SRAM PC-1091R Chain
$83.95
At: All 3 Sports  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
SRAM PC1091R 10speed chain
SRAM PC1091R 10speed chain
$65.99
At: Tri Sports  
Q-Rank
Ranking 3-0
➢ by SRAM
KMC 10 speed chain
KMC 10 speed chain
$9.00
At: eBay  
Shimano HG40 8-Speed Chain
Shimano HG40 8-Speed Chain
$10.86
At: eBay  
Shimano chain
Shimano chain
$15.00
At: eBay  
KMC X-10 gold 10 speed chain
KMC X-10 gold 10 speed chain
$20.00
At: eBay  
SHIMANO CN-HG73 9 SPEED CHAIN
SHIMANO CN-HG73 9 SPEED CHAIN
$20.00
At: eBay  
SHIMANO LX HG 73 9 SPEED CHAIN
SHIMANO LX HG 73 9 SPEED CHAIN
$25.00
At: eBay  
Shimano HG91 8-Speed Chain
Shimano HG91 8-Speed Chain
$26.39
At: eBay  
  QBike Search Platform
  Shop the QBike Store