will this also work as a 9 speed road bike...
will this also work as a 9 speed road bike chain? Is there a difference?
Yep, this will work just fine on a road bike 9-speed cassette. Honestly though, SRAM's chains rock. Backcountry only carries the 10-speed chains, but if you go to your local bike shop they should be able to set you up.Why SRAM chains you ask? One word: PowerLink.
Yes the same chain is sold for XT and Ultegra 9spd Drivetrains
PowerLinks work perfect on Shimano Chains. Just make sure you install the correct width PL (9 or 10 speed as appropriate).
At 700 miles on my XT chain, I had moved all my components to another frame. After breaking the XT link and reinstalling the chain on my new frame, I made the chain whole again with a PowerLink. I have put on another 600 miles since and the shifting is still Shimano Perfect!