Shimano XT/Ultegra CN-HG701 11-Speed Chain

An unsung hero.

When you turn the pedals, you often take for granted that each link of your chain will go on grabbing each cog of your cassette for every mile of every ride. That is, until the day it stops, and you're left standing in the shoulder questioning your life decisions with a stretched, broken, and useless chain. If you're in this position, we'd recommend upgrading to Shimano's XT/Ultegra CN-HG701 11-Speed Chain. Its anti-friction Sil-Tec coating and precise, reliable construction ensure long life and smooth pedaling. Whether you're on the road, trail, or somewhere in the middle, the HG701's asymmetrical design will keep you shifting consistently through your 11-speed drivetrain so you can focus on enjoying your ride.

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Does the job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The XT level chain will get the job done. If you are looking for a bit lighter weight and maybe more durability, go with the XTR version.

Chain is a chain is a chain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not really...Shimano chain paired with the cassette makes things work well....also used a quick link, not the pin (saving that one for a pinch).

XT vs XTR....less money and works just as good'r.

As sweet as a chain can get

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nice chain that will go nicely with your new 1x11 setup. Not too heavy, and ride strong for miles and miles!

great 11 speed chain

    great chain for the money my only dislike is shimanos master link pin style, i prefer the kmc clip style but other than that its a solid chain

    Great Chain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Excellent choice for your Shimano 11 speed drivetrain. Works great with narrow wide rings and is reasonably priced.

    Unanswered Question

    Is this compatible with a Force 22 grouppo?

    Great Chain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It probably goes without saying but like the rest of Shimano's Ultegra drivetrain, this chain works flawlessly. Totally to be expected but it's good to know that you can rely on your components. The fact that I rarely think about it is a testament.

    Shimano Works...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Building up a new bike and chose Shimano because of my previous experience with how well these parts work.

    Shimano xt chain

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great chain for the price! Very durable and last pretty long.

    Good on dirt and tarmac

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this on my 11 speed Ultegra and 11 speed XT. Been happy with it on both bikes. I have broken a chain on my Ultegra, but I mostly attribute that to misalignment on the rear derailleur on a high pressure ride. I don't think any chain would have handled that.

    Unanswered Question

    Does this chain include a master (quick) link?

    Good chain

      Hasn't broken yet. Shifts well. I have this paired with a RaceFace narrow-wide chainring and XT cassette.

      Hard to beat

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Hard to beat this chain at this price, such a great value. I bought one for a specific bike I needed to replace a chain on. Once I used this chain I bought another almost instantly for a new bike build.

      A great deal

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I just purchased this new chain to give it a try because the price was too good to beat. A week later I bought 3 more to swap out the chains on all my bikes. Works great on my road bike, gravel bike and mountain bike.

      Best Shimano 11 speed chain ever!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This the best chain i've used so for for my shimano drivetrain.. Its light, durable, quite and shifts like a Charm. Get it!!

      Unanswered Question

      Is this chain compatible with Ultegra Di2 (6800)?

      Great Chain for the price.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This chain is great for the price. You dont have to break the bank with this bad boy to keep you going.

      Ultegra or XT, here I come

        Unless a sponsor is throwing chains your way this is what you want.

        Shimano 11 speed value option

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        New value chain option for your Shimano 11 speed drive train. Obviously not the light weight option of Dura Ace or Ultegra, been still a sleek and durable. Great for your everyday ride!