If you've never experienced the joy of walking an otherwise perfectly good mountain bike through the woods due to a broken chain, trust us when we say it's no fun and pick up some replacement chain pins so you'll be ready to bust out your MacGuyver skills should the need ever arise.
These chain pins are specific to Shimano 9 speed chains and will work with either the road or mountain variety so don't fret about putting a Durache part on your rig, dear mountain biker. As the name suggests, these pins are for Shimano chains only and we can't stress enough that you don't want to attempt to install these on any other type of chain.
There are five pins to a set so there's a couple to keep in the tool box, a couple to lose and one to keep in your pack that will become your instant best friend should you ever need to use it.
Replacement pins for Shimano 9-speed chains.
In my day, you could buy one chain pin. Now you have to buy 5. Then you'll end up giving some of them away to your friends and neighbors. Awful.
Best chain pins for Shimano 9 speed chains. Actually they are your only choice so by default they are the best.