All in the family.
The SRAM PC-1071 Chain is the least
expensive chain in the SRAM lineup made with hollow pins. These hollow,
chrome hardened pivot pins will save you 20 grams or so in comparison to
a lesser chain with solid pins, but they're plenty strong so the
durability is not sacrificed. It's a refined version of the 1070, with a
subtle reshaping of the outer plates to make it run quieter. It's made
specifically for 10-speed drivetrains and mates perfectly with the tooth
shaping and pickup/release points on SRAM's cassettes and chainrings
for flawless shifting performance.
Only one detail differentiates
it from the top of the line PC-1091 -- though it has nickel plating on
the outer link plates, it lacks this corrosion resistant coating on the
inner link plates. You'll just need to make sure that you keep your
PC-1071 chain well-lubricated and it will serve you well. You can
install a PC-1071 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-1071 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.
- Nickle-plated outer links
- Hollow pins
- Compatible with all 10-speed mountain drivetrains