Sram PC 951 – 9 speed chain
By: Vineet Sharma
Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013
Sram – probably the most preferred brand in mountain bike industry offers a very economical 9 speed chain, PC-951. The chain is light on pocket and features chrome-hardened rivet pins and a Powerlink closure for an easy assembly. We have been rolling on this chain for more than a year till we destroyed two sets. The first 3 months were without any issues with smooth shifting and rolling. After a long use on various kind of terrains, weather conditions etc we realized that this chain is good for weekend riders who don’t want to spend much. However, if you’re a serious or a competitive rider we would recommend higher chain models by Sram. The PC 951 may not last for a long time and may let you down without warning when you’re pushing the limits as it did for us. We had to complete the ride after removing three links (thanks to Vaibhav’s chain tool which he was carrying) and rolled for another 2 months till it completely gave up.
We would give this chain a 2 star for being economical. But if you’re looking for a performance chain, we would recommend higher chain models by Sram.