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SRAM PC-49 (9 speed) Chain

1.57/5 (14 Reviews)
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Product Description

All the benefits of the PC-59, in a new silver on silver finish


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jeremy a Weekend Warrior from Maine

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2009

Strengths:    ?

Weaknesses:    OUCH!!!
Came on Bike


Bottom Line:   
Just got the bike out for some spring riding. Did all the typical maint. took it for a ride down the driveway then started back up and POW!! everything went out from under me. After spending the evening reading reviews on all 9 speed brands I've come to the decision to buy a SRAM-971 (I like the SRAM master link) and put pavement tires on it. Time to rebuild the 8 speed GT for an off-road bike. Never had an 8 speed break!!!
P.S. unlike others, I wouldn't Recommend this for beginners. It hurts!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Hill Top Ski and Bik

Similar Products Used:   8 speed bikes

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M60

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dirtrag1 a Cross Country Rider from San jose

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Garbage

Bottom Line:   
Stay away from this chain unless you want a lot of practice with your chain tool

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Favorite Trail:   number 9

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   store

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Na

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rick Maca a Weekend Warrior from Sydney

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2006

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Snaps

Bottom Line:   
This chain snapped on my second ride using it, dont waste your time with it

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Favorite Trail:   Oxford Falls, St Helenier

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Lifecycles

Bike Setup:   Kona Coiler 06

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jack mehoff a Weekend Warrior from san mateo

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2005

Strengths:    NOTHING

Weaknesses:    snapped when i hit a 6 foot links also start to get loose after a couple of rides

Bottom Line:   
i wouldnt recommend this chain to any type of rider these things snap bend etc. if you want to get your money's worth i would go with shimano

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Favorite Trail:   ben dover

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   woodside bike shop

Similar Products Used:   any other sram crap


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcus Kates a Downhiller from glenwood springs co. usa

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2005

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    links wont hold up after jumping or preasure

Bottom Line:   
the chain is cheap but wont lasst long, good for beginners

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Favorite Trail:   eureka

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   diamondback xsl comp

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Clay a Racer from Elk Grove, cali, USA

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2005

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    It broke at downieville in the last 8 miles

Bottom Line:   
It fell apart in the first race that i used it in. I got sixth place instead of first or second.

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Favorite Trail:   Sticks and stones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Chamuco jr.t in the front all xt parts.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Madsen Wikholm a Cross Country Rider from Kyrkslätt, Finland

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap, good for beginners

Weaknesses:    Some chain suck, doesn't shift all that well

Bottom Line:   
At first the chain worked well except that it sometimes does not shift well on the rear, which could be due to the RD not beign well adjusted as well. Today the chain was sucked in between the front gearwheels and got stuck. It bent the smallest wheel out of shape...If I only had realised what happened and stopped pedaling all would probably have been well. Personally I would not recommend this chain but at least it hasn't snapped so perhaps for a beginner it would be OK.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   corratec x-trail extreme

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brent a Cross Country Rider from WInchester VA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2004

Strengths:    cheep

Weaknesses:    broken constantly,

Bottom Line:   
I break links almost weekly!!! I usally end up my ride early, cairy the bike home, and change out a link, the repair dosnt take long, but it is starting to get anoing.

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Favorite Trail:   everthing new

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   janson usa

Similar Products Used:   IDK

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Terra, stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Timo a Cross Country Rider from Sammamish, Washington, USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth for the first few rides...

Weaknesses:    Lack of strength. A link broke on 3rd ride (fixed on trail). Now she skips like a mo-fo. I ride hard, but smooth.

Bottom Line:   
Out of the box this chain was fine - smooth shifts, didn't have to think about it. Then, a "pop" & the feeling of spinning without going anywhere. No major chain suck, no impacts, no twigs to bend the links out from the pins. It may come on your bike, but it won't stay for long. Probably good for beginners or pavement riding - not for those who grind hard. Peace. . .

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX/XT chains. May try the SRAM pc-99 or Wippy Connex next.

Bike Setup:   Trek Liquid - XT - Psylo & Fox TALUS - Hayes Hydro discs. Sweet 5 inches of front & rear plushness.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2003

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    The chain is very weak.

Bottom Line:   
I busted this chain my 2nd time going offroad. I didn't hit anything or do anything overly strenuous, but it snapped in half. I would not recommend this chain.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M-80 '04

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by KW a Weekend Warrior from Fort Worth

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2003

Strengths:    Nada. Zilch. Zero.

Weaknesses:    Yes, this product is very weak.

Bottom Line:   
I bought my M80 because it had a great component list for
the price - at least the stuff that I thought mattered.
Never considered the chain. Figured one was pretty much
like any other. Nope. This one really sucks. It broke
both of the only two times I went off road to do some
trail riding and hill climbing. It jumped of the chainrings many times before that. Never again.

Can we add a negative chili to the list?

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Favorite Trail:   The next one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Don't even know. Never had to think about it before.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M80 '03 (Stock)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Marco a Cross Country Rider from Austin

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2003

Strengths:    Nada

Weaknesses:    Powerlink snapped with less than 2 weeks of soft riding.


Bottom Line:   
The Powerlink snapped, not the chain...but with very soft riding.Is this (crappy products..) how online stores save on bikes?I now have mixed views on SRAM chains now..

My overall experience with the 49 is "avoid it" get something better...

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Favorite Trail:   Flat Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Stock with bike Supergo

Similar Products Used:   SRAM 58 (never had a problem) and 59 (now)

Bike Setup:   Ironhorse Hollowpoint Sport Stock, MANITOU BLACK SPORT fork, FOX VANILLA R REar Shock, HAYES MECHANICAL DISC BRAKE W/ 6" ROTOR HMX-1; SPD 545 pedals, MAXXIS LARSEN TT tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Elliott Smith from Coto de Caza, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Strengths:    this product was good, shifted well

Weaknesses:    skipped, and after a few jumps and some riding the chain snaped, dont know how, dont know why?

Bottom Line:   
ok chain, could be stronger but my new pc99 runs great

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Favorite Trail:   dreaded

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   supergo

Bike Setup:   trueativ huuelfelt cranks, XT rear,deore front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DANIEL JARAMILLO a Racer from MEDELLIN. COLOMBIA

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
pretty nice

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


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