Shift into a higher gear.
When you're blasting down the trail, looking ahead at the line you're about to step through, the last thing you want to hear is a dreaded rattling chain that's trying, and failing, to keep up. Whether you're building up a brand new dream machine or replacing a chain that has seen better days, Shimano's XTR/Dura-Ace CN-HG901 11-Speed Chain represents the best you can get among Shimano's line, which is appropriate, as it's designed to be used with the brand's pro-level XTR and Dura-Ace drive trains.
New for this year, chains with the 01 appellation received a new outer plate profile design that enables them to be used on E-bikes and in single-speed applications. With the new out plate, the chain is no longer susceptible to separations when being used in those applications, so it's now equipped to withstand greater torque created by E-bikes.
Like its predecessors, the HG901 features a slight asymmetry to allow it
pair perfectly with Shimano's 9000-series drivetrain for smooth gear
shifts and excellent power transfer. With Shimano's groundbreaking
SIL-TEC low friction treatment, this chain glides through the cogs with
minimal friction, so you can focus on the smooth climb, rock-lined
singletrack, or bike lane ahead with a chain you can depend on.
- The chain featured on pro bikes from trail to road
- Compatible with Shimano's top 11-speed drivetrains
- SIL-TEC low-friction treatment
- Asymmetrical, uni-directional design
- Reinforced to work with E-bikes
- Includes a quick link for easier installment