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Sachs PC-51 Chain

3.89/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.99


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Sachs PC-51


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allen a Cross Country Rider from Conway, AR

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    quality
powerlink
strength


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this chain is great. The powerlink works good, and makes chain removal quick and painless.

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Favorite Trail:   butterfield - Devil's Den

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa GS, Lx, Xt, MARS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Woodsman a Cross Country Rider from Springfield, OR

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2001

Strengths:    Very strong, shifts perfectly (on stock CODA crank and rings W/LX casette), never a tight link, very long wearing, has never broken.

Weaknesses:    Not a one...

Bottom Line:   
Lubed it the first season w/Tri-Flow and that worked well, but of course was filthy dirty (but long-lasting and kept the chain quiet). At the start of the second season I removed the casette and der. pullies and crank rings and degreased everything thoroughly, along w/the chain, of course. Rebuilt the rear LX hub while I was at it, but it didn't need it at all (you don't find that out until you have it apart, though, but I cleaned it anyway and lubed it w/Phil's green grease). The second season I used White Lightning (Gen. 4) and it's been OK, but have to lube more often; MUCH cleaner, however.

Chain now measures just a hair over twelve inches pin to pin (on centers) so, seems good, still. This one doesn't have the Power Link, but no biggie; w/the White Lit. I never clean it, anyway, just scrape between the small cogs on the casette w/a Popsicle stick after each long ride and it's good to go.

Awesome chain; will probably replace it at the end of this season with the PC-58 (same chain, but revised designation).

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Favorite Trail:   Fireroads are it for me

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Came on bike at LBS

Similar Products Used:   Old Regina on touring bike (very good, also).

Bike Setup:   '98 C'dale F1000 hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Waterloo, IA , United States

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

Strengths:    Love the Power link, makes it much easier to take off and maintain. Works very well my Shimano drivetrain.

Weaknesses:    The only thing I've found to be a nuisance is the fact that I've lost the Power link about a half-dozen times, but that's MY problem.

Bottom Line:   
I would and will, recommend buying this chain to anyone. If it's good enough for the LBS mechanics and myself, it's good enough for anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Europa Cycle & Ski

Similar Products Used:   Shimano HG, Shimano IG, Shimano el-cheapo

Bike Setup:   Pro-Flex 856, Manitou FS, XT derailleurs, X-Ray shifters, Bontrager wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Noks a Weekend Warrior from University Place, WA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

Strengths:    Very inexpensive, strong, smooth, worth every penny.

Weaknesses:    I've found none

Bottom Line:   
THis is a very good economical chain. I've had Sachs chains on my bikes for the past 4 years and have never broken a chain. Never. I trust these things. 61's are nice too, never had a problem with either.

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Favorite Trail:   Capital FOrest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Shop I worked at

Similar Products Used:   PC-61, Shimano stuff

Bike Setup:   98 Stumpy set up for Trials

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Racer from Lubbock, Texas USA

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2000

Strengths:    trouble free

Weaknesses:    none found

Bottom Line:   
This chain came on my bike. I raced 10 races as a beginner in 1999. Wanted to upgrade to XTR drivetrain, but original equipment was still working well. Finished 9 races in sport class before I started having chain slip. Over 2 years and approximately 3500 miles on the same chain and gears!! I weigh 150 and I clean and lube the chain religiously, but that has to be better than average for an off-road chain. Since I had no problem for over 2 years, I have to give it 5 chiles.

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Favorite Trail:   GSL at Palo Duro Canyon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Paul's Parts

Similar Products Used:   Shimano on 1st bike. Had chain suck problems. Could have been entry level Sugino crank.

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher x-caliber, LX crank and front der., LX casette, SRAM rear der. and shifters.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by SFA a Racer from NJ

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2000

Strengths:    Uh

Weaknesses:    Weak

Bottom Line:   
It got stretched to $h1t, broke many times. Theres not much to a chain, either it sucks or it doesnt and it sucks.

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Favorite Trail:   bike show

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   shimano stuff

Bike Setup:   a bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2000

Strengths:    It works most of the time and it's reported to be cheap

Weaknesses:    It's weak

Bottom Line:   
This chain is too weak or just built poorly. Soon after I got it, it broke apart while riding up 5 stairs. Needless to say, I wasn't very happy with the product while dragging my bike a mile back home to fix it.

Since then, however, it's been ok so I'll give it a 3 and as for the value rating, you get what you pay for.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   99 GT XCR-3000, LX/XT, Manitou X-vert R

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bad A** Single Speeder a Cross Country Rider from Roseville, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2000

Strengths:    Holds up- doesn't break
Cheap- $14
Easy to take apart- PowerLink
Doesn't squeak- Put WhiteLightning on it after every ride


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These chains are great! Although I sometimes miss a shift I'm not sure it is the chain's fault. Although they aren't as rugged/light as PC-61 or 91, you still need to replace all chains after a year, so why spend the extra money?

Tip: to remove the PowerLink, clean the gunk out of the elongated holes then squeeze the middle with very SLIGHT pressure as you press the two ends of the link together.

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Favorite Trail:   Brown's Ravine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   PC-41 (probably was the recalled product- several links cracked after about 3 mos of use)

Bike Setup:   Moab 1 w/XT drivetrain
Bianchi single speed w/Spot ring and Suntour/ACS Claws freewheels

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by some mechanic guy a Racer from Fairfax, VA.

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Easy to install, don't need a stupid HG/IG pin every time...


Weaknesses:    
none, really...


Bottom Line:   
Great chain if you install it right, keep it lubed, and don't force your shifts. Easy hamfist...don't get mad at me, I've had plenty of chains break, and it's usually because of a weak link caused from an old missed/ground shift from a while back. Dig the master link they throw in, put the chain on with a chain tool and keep the power link in your bag in case it does break on the trail. It will save you some time...

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Favorite Trail:   
Wakefield

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
PC-40, M-55, M-90


Bike Setup:   
Spooky Darkside, Fisher stock trials, GT mod trials.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by ryan a Weekend Warrior from oh

Date Reviewed: November 13, 1999

Strengths:    
tough, lokks good, comes with a fancy link


Weaknesses:    
it might not shift as good as shimano.


Bottom Line:   
this is one strong chain, it broke my granny ring. Its also cheap at about $14. and last of all its easy to maintain.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
shimano ig90 (that sucks).


Bike Setup:   
xt & lx

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Alvin a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Price


Weaknesses:    
Unsure, Compatibility with Race Face rings or XTR cassette


Bottom Line:   
Well, what can I say. I am having drivetrain probs right now, but I'm not sure if the chain is at fault. Seems strong to me, but will probably replace with XTR level chain for next season.

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Favorite Trail:   
Briones Canyon, Martinez, CA

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
PC-61, HG


Bike Setup:   
Dean Oscar Custom, XT/XTR mix, SDG Seat, Race Face cranks, Answer Hyperlite/Hyperends, Ame grips, Time ATAC Carbon pedals, Dean Stem/post, Mavic 217/GT CNC wheels, Bontrager Revolt SS tire pair, Sachs PC-51 chain

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by alex a Weekend Warrior from Wash DC

Date Reviewed: July 28, 1999

Strengths:    
unknown


Weaknesses:    
look down


Bottom Line:   
guys there was recall on Sash chains:
SRAM has announced that certain Sachs PC-41, PC-51, PC-61, PC-80R, and PC-91 chains have been recalled due to a manufacturing defect. The affected chains have a date code F on the outer plates.

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
KMC Z-chain


Bike Setup:   
pogo stick+

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Springfield

Date Reviewed: May 18, 1999

Strengths:    
NONE


Weaknesses:    
ITS weekness


Bottom Line:   
???? What's that sound, oh yes, it your chain breaking off for the third time this week. Oh wish i had a chain that stayed together, then maybe i could be biking right now instead of waiting for a new one to come in!!

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
trek 8900

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by chris a Weekend Warrior from hanover, ont

Date Reviewed: May 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Humm... its probably cheap...?
will introduce u to a new sport... pissed off chainless rolling!


Weaknesses:    
Lots... weak, not too smooth shifting


Bottom Line:   
This chain was manufactured poorly. From the day i got it, i never thought i would be noticing it, after all, its just a chain. Well, i was wrong. It was working good until just about 2 weeks ago. I have since then snapped it 7 times, all in different links, throwing the pin of into some singletrack that i might have had fun on if I HAD A CHAIN! The seventh time it broke, it actually broke a link into 2 peices on the one side. Tossing the link away, i remove the rest of it, and fix it with much dificulty since the other link was horribly mangled. When i had finally done my best to straiten it, i put it all back together and the chain was broken again in just about 40 seconds. My new chain, will hopefully be in my hands soon as it arrives with my new xtr sun wheelset, and it had better work better than this piece that i have now.
it doesnt deserve it... but here is one pepper since thats all u can give. I suppose it will be introducing u to that new sport... yeeesss...

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
better non snapping chains


Bike Setup:   
fsr comp... chain was oem

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by DsC a Cross-Country Rider from NM

Date Reviewed: April 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Lasts a long time , EXTREMELY hard to break one.


Weaknesses:    
NONE!


Bottom Line:   
once you try a sachs chain you will never go back to shimano.
used to go through about 3 shimano chains a year they always broke , now i use sachs chains and change it once a year.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
shimano



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