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. These chains set the standard for durability and reliability.
SRAM's extremely strong and precise chain technology. The PowerChain II is optimized for increased front and load shifting performance while retaining excellent rear shifting precision. The Step2 riveting process increases the Push Pin Power to provide increased strength and durability.
SRAM makes a fine chain, and this is their finest 9-speed chain which is to say it is nickle plated all around rather than only on certain parts (PC 971) or not at all (PC 951). While the plating may not directly enhance the chain's toughness or quality of operation, it does help quite a lot with preventing rust, which makes this version easier to keep clean and running smoothly. And if aesthetics matter to you, you'll find some joy in having a beautiful, gleaming silver chain, just begging to be kept clean and well oiled. I've never had a SRAM chain break, and I love the powerlink for removing the chain for cleaning. I sorely wish SRAM still made the 8-speed equivalent of this chain, the PC 890. Bring it back, SRAM!