Leaving no stone unturned when creating the Dyna-Sys range of 10 speed components, Shimano designed a whole new chain from the ground up. The end result is their first ever range of MTB specific chains. The zinc plated chain is directional, meaning it needs to be oriented in the manner specified by Shimano for best performance. A standard 10 speed compatible chain tool can be used for installation.
Q: Hi. I'll need to replace the stock chain that came on my Trek Fuel Ex 7 29er in a few weeks. Do you know if this Shimano chain is comparable to a KMC X10? My cassette is a Shimano HG50 10-speed, 11-36. The crankset is a SRAM 1010. The front derailler is a SRAM X5 high direct mount; the rear derailler is a Shimano SLX Shadow Plus. Thanks!
This chain shifts amazing, and has held up very well for me so far. I've read about chains breaking on the installation link, but I put this together with a KMC Missing Link, so I'm not worried about that. Assuming the life is reasonable, I'll continue to purchase one of these at the start of each season.
Great chain for the price. Works great with the DynaSys 10 speed system as you would expect. Its a bit heavier than some of the high end chains, but I'll sacrifice a few grams for Shimano quality and durabilty.