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Item # SHI000T


Shimano pushed the shifting performance of Dyna-Sys 10-speed components by making a directional chain with four different plates -- both sides/inner and outer. It's understandable that it would seem they've reached the zenith in chain technology, but that's not how Shimano works. Instead, with the CN-HG95 XT 10-Speed Chain, they found a way to reduce friction by 60 percent between inner and outer links.

A new Sil-Tec treatment on the plates allows them the freely pivot around derailleur pulleys, cogs, and chain rings. Back to the directional aspect of Dyna-Sys chains, since the action of climbing up ramps and pins from one chainring to another is slightly different than climbing up one cog to the next, Shimano chose to shape the left and right side plates differently to optimize the plates for each specific purpose.

The resulting CN-HG95 Chain works in harmony with the 10-speed systems to provide a shift quality unrivaled by any of Shimano's previous efforts.

  • Zinc alloy, steel
  • Directional/asymmetrical plate design
  • Sil-Tec treatment
  • Compatible with Shimano’s 10-speed components

Tech Specs

zinc alloy, steel
standard pin link
Compatible Components:
Shimano 10-speed
Recommended Use:
Actual Weight:
One Color, 10 speed: 280g

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Great Price and Works Well

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Works well for the price. used on my Scram X9 DT. Probably purchase another as a backup.

Is this chain for a 2x10?


XT Chain

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Works as designed. I usually pair it with a sram quicklink, no issues so far. Running it using the Wolftooth 42t cog and it shifts great.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Fair price—works as advertised (which is to say very good) on my XT group. Did not survive a wilderness ride that involved rain, mud and clay and a delay in cleaning the chain (rust everywhere).


Works Great

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Pair this up with your Shimano drivetrain. Works as described and is reasonably priced.


Solid so far

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I used this for a 1x10 Shimano crank/cassette/derailleur set-up. Sizing was pretty straight forward and the chain has been working well through the dry stuff as well as wet and muddy. The crank is a wide-narrow type (Wolf Tooth) and this has not dropped nor have I had any shifting issues.