SRAM PC-991 9-Speed Chain

SRAM’s PC-991 Chain delivers light weight, strength, quick shifting and smoothness to your drivetrain. It boasts chrome-hardened pins and inner and outer sideplates engineered to speed and smooth shifting in all conditions. And, with its gr ...(Read More)

SRAM PC-991 9-Speed Chain
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SRAM’s PC-991 Chain delivers light weight, strength, quick shifting and smoothness to your drivetrain. It boasts chrome-hardened pins and inner and outer sideplates engineered to speed and smooth shifting in all conditions. And, with its great PowerLink, you don’t even need tools to install it.

There are two main chain sizes, 1/2 x 3/32 and 1/2 x 1/8. The 1/2 refers to the distance from pin to pin. The 3/32 and 1/8 refer to the width of the space between the inside sideplates. 1/2 x 3/32 chains are referred to as "derailleur chains" because they're narrow chains for use with bicycles with derailleur gearing. Note: When buying this type of chain be sure to get the one made for the number of cogs on your rear wheel, such as 8-, 9- or 10-speed. The other size chains, 1/2 x 1/8 are referred to as "coaster-brake" or "BMX chains" because they're wider, and for use with coaster-brake, BMX and certain 3-speed drivetrains. If you have any questions about chain compatibility, please contact us.

Part Numbers

UPC MPN Store SKU
00710845019913 88.2703.114.105 34838

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Pros

  • Durable 
  • Easy to install 

Cons

  • Price 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking 

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Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Durable

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

Although I list "price" as a con, it's not really. I was a long time Shimano HG chain user only because the rest of my drivetrain was Shimano. But soemtime around 1999-2000, I started to snap chains - and they would snap even just pedaling on the flats. For a while I just dismissed it as normal wear-and-tear until I snapped three new HG's in a week!!! My LBS replaced the first one free of charge, gave me a discount on the second one and on the third one I didn't even bother going back to my LBS as I felt they wen't above and beyond. I contacted Shimano (thats another saga which I won't get into...) and they basically blamed me and my bike and that they were not going to do anything about it. I guess I was expecting to have a little more sympathy and say something to the effect that they would report this to their R&D team or whomever. Even if they never did report it I probably would have gone on and continued to use the HG for several more years. In any event, I went back to my LBS with the intention to purchase another HG chain when they recommended that I give the SRAM PC series a try (this was before the 991) and they said that if I snapped it within a month they would replace or refund me my money. Cost was about the same (maybe a few bucks cheaper) so why not. The first thing I really liked was the power-link. We had these back when I rode BMX and was happy to see it in the MTB world! That first SRAM chain was awesome! It functioned for nearly 2 years before it finally stretched to where I needed to replace it. That's when the PC 991 came out and I've been rocking it ever since. I keep a few power links in my pack for those rare occasions when the chain does snap but in reality I tend to use the spare links to get other downed riders on the trail back up and running again. All of my bikes have the 991 (XC, DH/FR and DS/DJ) as do all of my riding buddies (they all switched over once they noticed that I wasn't snapping chains as often as they were).

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