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SRAM PC-68 8 Speed Chain Chain

4.44/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

PowerLink Silver connectors, steel w/chrome hardened pins, cross step riveting & fully nickel plated finish.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K2 Fella a Weekend Warrior from Manchester CT

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2010

Strengths:    Price was right, chain works great and the power link is nice

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
for the money it cannot be beat, I cannot find anything negative about this chain.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Vernon cycle

Bike Setup:   K2 Zed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Don Gillies a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

Strengths:    - beautiful (100% nickel plated)
- durable
- descended from Sedisport
- this model and PC-58 made Sedis/SRAM #1 in chains.
- no need to use a powerlink
- realistic pricing


Weaknesses:    - surprisingly flexible (may slow down shifting)
- rusted a little after 9 months in dry conditions.


Bottom Line:   
I put this on a fresh buildup of a vintage roadbike, then a few club rides later, rode it up the grinding 6-7%+ grade of Torrey Pines Road (1.5 - 2 miles) in a 54-inch gear (I weigh 200.) The chain performed flawlessly on that ride, and all the others, too. I have been assembling chains for 30 years so I just pinned it together, centering the pin, then flexed the chain around the newly-pinned link side-side until the link pivoted smoothly. Riding a 7-speed, I have no need for a power link.

I have been considering another chain but after reading 20 reviews of others, including KMC, I think I made the best decision.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar ; Champaign-Cycle, Urbana Illinois

Similar Products Used:   Sedisport (black)
HKK Blue Skye (vintage ORO)
Regina ORO
Shimano IG (rust-magnet)


Bike Setup:   Carlton Pro, Japan/French Parts, Ultralight (20.0 lbs) steel road bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Dallas

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008

Strengths:    Great chain and the speed link works great.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet.

Bottom Line:   
Over all this is a great chain. The speed link works well and makes changing it and installing a breeze. I still carry my chain tool but have yet to need it since I bought this chain over 400miles ago!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Dorba Trails OCNP

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Stock chain on my trek 4300. Broke within 75 miles of trail riding.

Bike Setup:   Some go fast goodies.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Weekend Warrior from Houston

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2007

Strengths:    Powerlink makes it a breeze to put on and take off and it shinny

Weaknesses:    It is a hair narrower than shimano's 8 speed chain

Bottom Line:   
IT is a great chain. it being a little narrow than shimano chain was an issue for me because at the time I had some unknown damage to my middle chain ring that would cause the Sram chain to skip under any amount of load while the shimano chain worked just fine.
I got the chain to replace the shimano chain I had snapped a few weeks before hand and I had to go back to the shimano one.
Now my bike has the Sram chain on it because I replace my crankest to a new one which solved all my problems. For most people the narrow chain will not be a real issue unless one of your cogs or chain ring is very slightly bent it will be a noticeable issue

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Perfomance.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake Finnan a Downhiller from New Brunswick Canada

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2007

Strengths:    Good shifting, good price, great looking, not stretchy, not too heavy, powerlink is nice, long enough lasting.

Weaknesses:    Rusts somewhat easy, could be a bit "nicer" but I am not complaining

Bottom Line:   
Great chain for the price. I don't have any complaints. Looks great, shifts with decency. Cannot go wrong.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugarloaf Canada

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   pc-58

Bike Setup:   V10, shiver, x7/x9,pg850, pc68

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2007

Strengths:    good chain, no chain suck, chain lock

Weaknesses:    rather expensive

Bottom Line:   
Good chain, no chain suck (as with last year's production of Rohloff). Used to be a Rohloff fan. Chain lock nice idea, though not essential (if you happen to own a Rohloff Revolver).

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   hibike

Similar Products Used:   Rohloff STL 99/achtfach=8; Shimano IG90


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rick a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, VA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2006

Strengths:    decent weight, held up in muddy/dusty conditions to a point...

Weaknesses:    durability! i purchased this chain during a drive train overhaul at the beginning of this season (less than 4 months), and I just had to replace it for numerous stiff (kinked) links!

Bottom Line:   
not sure what went wrong for the chain to need to be replaced after 4 months...well maintained, etc. the PC-68 is supposed to be SRAM's high performance 8 spd chain, but it doesn't hold up to agressive shifting. i just replaced it with the 48 version for more durability.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   shimano OEM

Bike Setup:   98 kona lava dome, sram x.7 shifters, x.9 rear, 8 spd cassette, PC-48 chain!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryce a Cross Country Rider from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2005

Strengths:    Decent price, Quality, Nickel Plated, Shifts nice, durability.

Weaknesses:    N/A

Bottom Line:   
Overall, good in all conditions. Have gotten it extremely muddy, and dirty with dry dust on trail. Nickel plating seems to really help. Survived a deraillier hanger snapping, then getting spun around the wheel in the spokes one revolution and being pulled tight at an ackward angle by that. Then to get home I converted my bike to singlespeed and finally pieced it back together when the hanger was replaced and still works fine!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Pedal Power Bike & Ski

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   2005 Jamis Durango Sport SX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Ithaca, NY

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap, burly, shifts very well, even when extrodinarily muddy, powerlink is nice (usually, see below)

Weaknesses:    Not so light, powerlink gets stuck sometimes

Bottom Line:   
Holds up excellently to mud, and has a wallet friendly price. Great 8 spd. chain- about as good as it gets for 'em these days!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   QBP.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano crap

Bike Setup:   Custom built up Haro escape 8.2

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