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SRAM PC-870 (8 speed) Chain

3/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 313 grams MSRP : $21.49

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Product Description

The Sram PowerChain II-870 is an excellent replacement upgrade to any bike. Optimized for increased front and load shifting performance at the same time retaining excellent rear shifting precision. Step2 riveting process increases push pin power to provid

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fishwrinkle

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2012

Strengths:    ease of use

Weaknesses:    stretched way to fast

Bottom Line:   
used for about 500 trail miles w/ lots of climbs. lubed and cleaned every other ride unless extreme conditions poked up. prolly will get another but this time am going for KMC with their version of powerlink. we shall see

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by paul a Cross Country Rider from Corona del Mar, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2010

Weaknesses:    power link falls apart

Bottom Line:   
I had this chain installed by LBS today; powerlink fell apart after about five miles. Had to search the gutter and road in the dark to find the powerlink parts to put the chain back together. Almost got stranded because I couldn't find one of the parts; luckily a guy walking by found it. Bad chain.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TuckerUK a Weekend Warrior from King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2010

Strengths:    Good price performance ratio, as recommended by the late great Sheldon Brown for anyone needing a 5/6/7/8 speed chain.

Weaknesses:    Needs lubing, bring out a stainless steel o-ring chain guys! Seriously though, apart from the Powerlink bring a bit fiddly for my sausage fingers, none.

Bottom Line:   
I weigh 212lbs, just about to replace my first chain at 0.5% wear (replace then to avoid having to replace cassette). Keep it lubed, deep clean it when it's filthy, lovely job!

To the user who had his this chain rust (just like the one he replaced), this chain is only nickel plated on the outer links, you need to get the PC890 for nickel plating on both inner and outer plates. In any case, you should be lubing your chain, and a properly lubed chain doesn't rust! Can't mark a chain down because you didn't lube it!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Whatever came as stock on the bikes.

Bike Setup:   Used on my 2008 Hardrock with Shimano cassette and Suntour crankset, and my sons 2006 Hardrock with SRAM cassette and Shimano crankset. Incidentally don't think much of SRAM cassettes at all (very oddly spaced ratios compared to Shimano).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wutty3 a Cross Country Rider from Spring TX

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2009

Strengths:    Long Lasting, Power Link, Shifts great. Great price. Looks Great.

Weaknesses:    doesn't lube itself

Bottom Line:   
I put this chain on in Feb... after just over 2000 miles it is just now showing signs of wear. I lube it after every ride and clean it monthly. I use Clean Ride to lube it. Keep it clean and lubed and it won't rust. I average 100 miles a week.

If you want an 8 speed chain that will last and thats not overpriced, This is the one.

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Favorite Trail:   Cypresswood

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   shimano HG (less bang for the buck)

Bike Setup:   Sram X-7 Ders, X-5 shifters pg 850 cassette Ride XC Crankset on a Mongoose Tyax Pro RaceFace

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ichiroku a Weekend Warrior from DuPage County, IL, EW, USA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    Power link made for a very quick, easy, installation. When brand new, it was very very smooth, and made me happy. However, I was probably more overjoyed just because my previous chain was extremely rusty.

Weaknesses:    It rusted extremely fast. Extreme disappointment!!!! I bought it because of the nickel plating to prevent rusting. Total disappointment. The chain is covered in rust after just 2 months. The powerlink is useless now, as it is also covered in rust. booooo.

Bottom Line:   
i thought it would be a great chain, and had a wonderful start, but the fun was short-lived. It rusted far too fast. Not buying any sram chains anymore. (other sram products - i've had a great time)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   dekalb cyclery

Similar Products Used:   one level down,

Bike Setup:   specialized rockhopper 06

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