SRAM PC-951 Chain with Gold Power Link 2013
Delivering light weight, strength and smoothness to your drivetrain. BlackBox racers know - SRAM PowerChain is designed to stand up to the toughest courses and competitors. From the convenient PowerLink connectors that eliminate the need for tools to the GLEITMO lube that protects against dirt and friction, these chains set the standard for durability and reliability.
Just had to replace a 5 year old PC-951. It's been a great chain and went a LOT of miles. Used primarily dry lube (wax type) with cleanings after every few rides. Excellent chain. I've used the 971 and the 991 as well and couldn't tell the difference shifting with this one. Chain was run on a 2011 Sram 990 cassette, Truvativ aluminum front rings with Shimano LX/XT mix.
This is an excellent chain for the price. Who even cares if it last half as long as an expensive chain because you can buy like 5 of these for as much as one of them costs. The PowerLink technology is really foolproof and super easy for trailside repairs. I wouldn't put a Shimano chain on my bike if you gave one to me.
These non-plated SRAM chains are functionally identical to the PC-971 model, but less shiny. Good price here.
I put my bike through hell. This chain has never required attention other than cleaning. That is all I ask of a chain.