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Item # SRM0158

Ten-speed performance.

In SRAM's chain hierarchy, only the PC-1051 and PC-1091 chains are made with corrosion-resistant nickel plating on both the inner and outer links. What's the difference between this PC-1051 and their top of the line PC-1091 then? Where the 1091 has hollow pins, the 1051 uses solid, chrome hardened pins at the link pivots. Sure it's not quite as light, but you'll save enough money to build your wheels with alloy nipples instead. And from a performance standpoint, you'll be money ahead.

SRAM has done some subtle reshaping of their outer plates to make their chains run quieter. This PC-1051 is made specifically for 10-speed drivetrains, and like its fancier hollow-pinned relatives, it mates perfectly with the tooth shaping and pickup/release points on SRAM's cassettes and chainrings for flawless shifting performance.

You can install a PC-1051 chain without special tools thanks to SRAM's PowerLock 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-1051 Chain is compatible with both SRAM and Shimano 10-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 10-speed design. So if you must break your chain for maintenance reasons, a new 10-speed PowerLock link will be required to reassemble it.

  • PowerLock provides quick and simple one-time chain removal and installation

  • Nickel plating on both inner and outer links
  • Chrome-hardened pins at link pivots
  • PowerLock connecting link
  • Compatible with SRAM and Shimano 10-speed drivetrains
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
nickel-plated steel, chrome-hardened pins
PowerLock link
Compatible Components
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Actual Weight

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One Color, 114 Links / 10-Speed

Claimed Weight

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257 g

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Strong, Cheap

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been running this chain as a single speed when Kick Ass cog recommended a multi speed chain over the PC-1 single speed chain for their cog and couldn't be happier. Strong enough to handle my mashing, cheap enough to stock a few, included quick link for easy install, and no measurable chain stretch or cog/chainring wear after a month of use.

sram 1051 chain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great replacement chain for a good price. The quick link makes it easy to take off when the chain needs to be replaced.

Affordable 10 Speed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yes, I still have a 10 speed drivetrain. This chain is affordable and readily available and works great with Shimano and Sram drivetrains. The pins aren't hollow which makes it a few grams heavier than the 1071 and 1091 but if you're still running 10 speed you probably don't care. Shifting is fine, it's durable, and it comes with a quick link.

Solid Chain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I haven't had much luck with chains in the last couple of years, my previous chain would last several rides before it'd snap and I'd have to fix it. So far this chain has lasted a season and hasn't shown any weakness.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

the quick link is awesome for being able to take the chain apart and off the bike for cleaning.

Budget Chain That Works

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Purchased for my downhill bike and since I'm not worried about weight, it's been an awesome choice. Tough to do better for this price.

Awesome chain.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am very happy with the Sram 1051 chains. They work great with my Campagnolo drivetrain. Shifts great & is way less than campy.

Solid budget workhorse chain

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

Sure you could go lighter weight or more bling, but this checks all the basic boxes of a great chain. Good value 10s chain at sub-$20. Corrosion resistance is a plus. I went for this one to stack the miles on in all conditions and eventually replace so don't need top of the line product. Satisfied.

Solid budget workhorse chain

It s work's on the Shimano XT Dyna-Sys CS-M771 Cassette???

Hey Facundo, the Sram PC 1051 would work with the 10speed XT Dyna-Sys CS-M771 cassette (Backcountry Item #SHI0332). Let me know if you have any other questions or would like any help putting together an order for a new drivetrain! You can reach me at my direct line 801.204.4547 or email Cheers, Connor

What? It's a chain!

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

Totally works as a chain. Great price, long lasting, and the powerlock link is miles nicer than any Shimano chain to install. Go this route unless you love pushing pins.

long lasting, durable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I only use these on my shimano bikes. They are really durable, outlasting even the cassette, despite PNW mud

Sram PC 1051 chain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Chain on my bike recently stretched out so it was time for a new one. This chain is the best bang for the buck. No need to go for a higher end one.

A great budget chain.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is by far one of the best values as far as chains go. Price is right and it shifts much better and last a lot longer than comparably priced options.

No need for bling

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Keep it simple. Simple, functional, and durable. This chain is a great option for 10 speed drive trains. While it may not have the nicest coating or lightest weight, it will get you home and be a solid, reliable component.

My Preferred SRAM Chain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

16g's is the advertised weight difference between the 1091 and 1051 chain.Same Ni plated inner and outer plates and no hollow link. The slight increase in price over the 1031 to get better wear and corrosion resistance thanks to the Ni platting and a very small weight penalty over the 1091, thats a no brainer.

Perfectly adequate chain

    I run the SRAM 50-series chains on all my bikes, because it's half the price of the 90 series, and in the 10-speed version, less than 20 grams heavier. I love the powerlink/masterlink, and the ability to fix it trailside with incredible ease, but I also haven't broken one of these chains, yet. The powerlink makes it a lot less finicky than Shimano's chain pins, as well.