First off, this chain has been used well as it is on my fat bike. So it has been through mud, snow, rain. I still dry and lube it right after but even on the days I have forgotten I haven't noticed any rust starting. The one bummer is I have broken it twice and at times I wouldn't think it would break, but that's when they usually do. But as I stated it's been through a lot for a chain. Overall pretty satisfied. The gold looks good too.
I was told by a friend to buy this chain.....I kept breaking chains on all my bikes so I bought this one for each of them.....that was over a year ago and not one has broke! haven't checked for stretch yet but they are not mis-shifting, so no worries!
Excellent chain, super strong. Problem free for two years. Bling gold!!