Shimano CN-IG72 Chain

Shimano CN-IG72 Chain 

DESCRIPTION

SHIMANO CN-IG72

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-4 of 4  
[Feb 12, 2007]
John
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong chain that does what it's desgined to do.

Weakness:

None.

I replaced the stock Shimano IG-31 chain with this upgraded chain. I still use it to this day, when ever my 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk is in for service (1week in 2004), (2weeks in 2005) & (6weeks in 2006). It has fewer kilometers on it & I expect a lot more years of service from it.
Bottom Line: A chain by Shimano that's just as good as the stock IG-31 that came on my 1996 GT Ricochet.

Similar Products Used:

Whatever came stock on my 1994 Raleigh Matterhorn, Shimano IG-31 & Shimano HG-72.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 09, 2001]
Walter

Strength:

shines like the real thing

Weakness:

is this steel or chewing gum?

Used it for three months, was more stretched then a eight year old HG 91. (Don't know how many miles, must be a lot more then the 250 I got out of this one.)
A word of advice, try SRAM.

Similar Products Used:

HG91 Sachs SRAM KMC

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Nov 16, 2000]
Ulrich Hansen
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Shifts OK, Cheap

Weakness:

BREAKS constantly!

This chain is simply too weak! I've broken three of them in 6 months. I'm not heavy, I normally doesn't destroy my equipment, but this sucks!

Similar Products Used:

HG70, Rohloff, Connex 905, various Sachs chains

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 11, 2000]
bladteth
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

+ smooth shifting
+ price
+ durable

Weakness:

- no powerlink
- softer than HG's

This review is for IG70, not IG72, but I bet there is no significant difference between them. The chain itself is quite strong, yet softer than HG and stretch a little bit faster. After a year of work in demanding terrain it has never break or caused serious problems. Comparing to Sachs chains, IG70 shifting is a lot smoother and quicker under loads. However, with time it worsen by a fraction. One weak point might be lack of Sachs' powerlink but you can get used to it when it comes to cleaning and lubricating the chain. In my local shop, they sell IG70 for only $8.

Similar Products Used:

Sachs PC20, 51, HG and low-end chains

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Showing 1-4 of 4  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.