Shimano Deore LX CN-HG73 Chain

1.88/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 304 grams MSRP : $32.99


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Product Description

Shimano's CN-HG73 105/LX 9/speed Chain is specifically designed to work with hyper glide cassettes. The width of this chain is designed to work with all nine speed applications.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Gabi

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2013

Strengths:    chain wear not too fast


Weaknesses:    snapped for 6 times in 2 months

Bottom Line:   
don't buy it because it snaps!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Domingo a Cross Country Rider from New Brunswick Canada

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2011

Strengths:    Durability, smooth shifting

Weaknesses:    little heavy

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden on and off on this chain for the last couple of years and this chain has held up great. At one point I left it full of corrosion for months on end. Lubed it up and it was good to go. I recommend this chain as I prefer Shimano drivetrains over Sram.

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Favorite Trail:   Hillsborough

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Other shimano chains

Bike Setup:   Trek 7000 frame with LX/XT SID team and time atac pedals. V-BRAKES!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by boycey10802002 a Cross Country Rider from toronto

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2011

Strengths:    ...shifted well until it snapped in half

Weaknesses:    Super weak.

Bottom Line:   
Split in two separate places on two consecutive days. Less than 250km of city riding and a 2-hour stint of riding down the Don Lands trails. Utter, utter crap.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bikes On Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Alevo-grade 7-speed chain from Shimano. Also broke.
KCM chain (I forget what grade)


Bike Setup:   Custom, ground up.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Amur a Cross Country Rider from Russia

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2010

Strengths:    successfully worked over 2000 km and now still in moderate condition.

Weaknesses:    you cant disconnect it to clean well (unless you use SRAM link)

Bottom Line:   
i bet it would work 500 km more without problems

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came with a bike

Bike Setup:   Deore LX all around

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cpsharp67 a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2009

Strengths:    Ha, it's crap

Weaknesses:    Chain snapped after 800kms of commuting to work. Shimano refused to replace it underwarranty, so obviously they know their own products are rubbish too

Bottom Line:   
A two month old bike and the chain lasted 800 kilometers, not good enough shimano! They obviously couldn't give a rats what consumers think. Maybe it's time I try Campag

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Woolys Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Sram

Bike Setup:   Specialized Tri-Cross Sport

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eitan-ro a Cross Country Rider from Israel

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Very weak chain, broke after less than 300 KM, and I don't push hard

Bottom Line:   
the chain is CRAP! Don't buy it!

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Favorite Trail:   XC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   TREK

Bike Setup:   Focus Fire Edge, Recon 351 fork, fox rp2 rear shock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Julius Charlie a Cross Country Rider from Gallup, NM USA

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Very weak

Bottom Line:   
Chain came stock with bike. After 4 months of use (XC riding about 15-30 miles weekly) & despite frequent oiling/care, it began to squeak horrendously, and had very poor shifting. Chain was starting to stretch & weaken. I immediately bought a new Deore LX CN-HN73 chain to replace the old one. I used a SRAM power link to connect the chain.

I immediately noticed an improved shifting & minimal noise. It was relatively stiff, and I could power my way up hills in high gears. Unfortunately, while pedaling out of the saddle, the chain gave way. My right knee went right into the right fork, and left a 1 1/2 deep inch gash that required a trip to the emergency room for stitching. This is a weak chain, and I would not recommend it for aggressive XC hill climbing. Two thumbs down!!! Incidentally, the SRAM power link held its own.

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Favorite Trail:   Quasimoto

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Deore LX CN-HG73

Bike Setup:   Kona CC HT, FSA crankset, Deore LX drivetrain

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Skee from Bukowina, ROmania

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2007

Strengths:    Usual chain

Weaknesses:    Snapped several times, its very weak.

Bottom Line:   
I do not recommend this chain for anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Some Shop

Similar Products Used:   KMC Z

Bike Setup:   DiamondBack DB8 with Marzocchi Dirt Jam Pro

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