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Item # SRM0508

Now running narrower, stronger, and quieter than before.

Just as the rest of the Red 22 components have been precisely tuned for 11 speeds, the new PC-Red 22 chain was also engineered specifically for the new drivetrain. With the encouragement of cross chaining as part of the trim- and rub-free 'True 22' system by SRAM, the groupset's chain needed to be designed to handle the rigors of every imaginable gearing combination. The result is the PowerChain Red 22, pulling the best technology from its PC-1091R to create an entirely new, 11-speed chain.

The first characteristic to note is that the chain's link pins are hollow -- these hollow, chrome hardened pins save 20 grams or so over a chain with solid pins. In addition to being lighter, they're plenty strong so you can expect the PC-Red 22 to have equal durability. It's quite similar to the PC-1091R, though SRAM reworked it to have even more chamfer on the outer plates, added a new inner plate finish, and made it narrower. It's made specifically for 11-speed drivetrains, and it mates perfectly with the tooth shaping and pickup/release points on SRAM's Red 22 cassettes and chainrings for flawless shifting performance.

You can install a PC-Red 22 Chain without special tools thanks to SRAM's PowerLock silver connecting link. No other sub-6mm chain in the marketplace shares this feature. And unlike the occasional headaches we're all familiar with when it comes to Shimano HG pins and Wippermann connecting links, the PowerLock link is as strong or stronger than any other link on the chain, and it won't hinder shift quality in the least.

The SRAM PC-Red 22 Chain is compatible with both SRAM and Shimano 11-speed drivetrains. Please note that while the PowerLock installation can be done tool-free, it's recommended to be used only once due to the extremely close tolerances required by the narrow 11-speed design. So if you must break your chain for maintenance reasons, a new 11-speed PowerLock link will be required to reassemble it. The Red 22 Chain comes packaged in SRAM's long-lasting PowerLube grease to provide you with protection, lubrication, and quiet-running operation right out of the box.

  • Hollow chrome pin construction
  • PowerLock connecting link with tool-free installation
  • SRAM/Shimano 11-speed compatible
  • Includes PowerLube grease

Tech Specs

Material:
nickel silver plating
Connection:
PowerLock
Compatible Components:
SRAM 11-speed
Actual Weight:
One Color, One Size: 242g
Recommended Use:
road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Great Light Weight Chain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This chain is inexpensive compared to DuraAce and Ultegra chains and performs as good or better than the more expensive counterparts. It can be a bit tricky to set this chain up for the first time and I would suggest buying extra master links as you may need them. The instructions that came with the chain is poor but the instructions with the master links are OK which is another reason to buy extra links. I was able to get the chain together right the first time but screwed up lacing the Red 22 derailleur so I had to pull it apart and start new. The second time around one side of the master link set but the other side didn't so I had to pull it apart again, it was a good thing I thought ahead and bought extra links as you can only use them once. Now that I know the issues it's a breeze to replace this chain and I won't be going back to Shimano anytime soon, I love the new SRAM products they are fantastic and made in the USA which is even better.

Avg. ride time: 5h 22m per week
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Best bang for the buck indeed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Its a great chain for the price, quiet, smooth shifting, and easy to clean.
I only gave it a 4 star because in my opinion the KMC X11SL does exactly the same as this but more durable. But then again I have yet to find out its durability once it stops raining here in WA

Delete your review then. No point in posting a 4 star comment if you have not reivewed it properly.

You really want to give it 4 stars if you find out its not durable like the KMC.

Best Chain for the Buck!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great chain for the money, very quiet with excellent shifting. Not the lightest but for the dough a great product. I'm running 6880 Di2 with 6800 cassette (for training 9000 for racing) with 10s Rotor Q Rings and the shifting has been fantastic.

Avg. ride time: 12h 45m per week
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Must have with your Red22 Drivetrain

    This is the final piece to the drive train perfection that is Red 22. If you've gone Red 22 on the rest of the build, don't skimp on the chain.