Best price around and just as good as HG701 for shifting and life. Same weight too
Lots of riding, minimal wear, comes as expected. Good typical shimano quality.
Solid chain. Very reliable and sold at a good price.
Had to remove 4 links to fit my bike, super easy to install. Wish it came with a quick link but unfortunately it doesn't.
Works perfectly, also with the Wippermann Quick Connex
Easy to fit and very smooth and quiet in use.
I upgraded my rear cassette, so purchased a new chain at the same time. Didn't use the link provided since it's a bit tricky to insert. Just buy a quick link and it's a quick job. As usual great price from Merlin.
Works for MTB and road
Great chain, drive train feels like new again.
Neil on the Ascent
Thie CN-HG601 s is the perfect chain for the Shimano 105 FC-5800 11 speed crankset I purchased from Merlin Cycles. I can honestly recommend it, great value for money, strong and workable, respected, a chain you can rely on to go the distance and then some.
A good chain to mesh with a Shimano group set.
High spec quality chains at an excellent price backed by a delivery service second to none, difficult to find better.
Came before expected, which was an added bonus. Does everything as expected, I appreciated a lack of unnecessary packaging too.
Awesome chain, My bike came with a non-shimano chain while using an ultegra casette. I was getting come chain noise while using it on my trainer but not on the road and the trouble shooting suggested a new chain. After researching a matching ultegra chain I saw comments that the HG601 was a suitable solution at a cheaper cost. As weight saving is nominal on this component I opted for cheap skate. I must say having fitted the chain myself, the first time I have done this, I was amazed at how smooth the chain ran. It felt easier to pedal particually in low gears and it erradicated the chain noise on the trainer.
I did have an issue with the supplied chain pin, it seemed overly stiff and wouldnt work free by maniopulation or oiling, so I did get a set of shimano chain pins to see if that would solve that issue. It did so I am not cookig on gas and have 2 spare chain pins to boot.
Good quality chain for a very good price compared to a lot of places. Bought it to replace a cheap Clarks chain I`d got off ebay which was quite noisy when pedalling. Now with this Shimano one, I have a lovely smooth and silent drivetrain. My commutes to work are glorious :-)
Chain is excellent and shifts perfectly with Shimano 105 CS-R7000, 11 speed, 11 - 34 Cassette!
Good quality chain, although the attached link pin was quite fiddly to install compared to the pointed replacement pins available.
I use these chains all winter as they seem to handle the harsh conditions better and last longer than more expensive chains.
Good chain for the money, shifts great
Perfect combo for my set up, works well, shifts perfect/smooth!
Quick and easy to install. Normal Shimano fab quality.
El Profe PR
I had have this chain before, it will last over 5k. Keep it lubed and it will be trouble free.
Great Shimano chain, I have always used Ultegra chains in the past but bought the CN-HG601 as it was exactly the same weight as the Ultegra one abeit slightly cheaper and I'm not disappointed. Quality is good as you would expect from Shimano.
2nd time I've bought one, good quality.
I have never had an issue with a Shimano chain and this works out at a good price
Always go with shimano chains. It's so much smoother
Can't go wrong with this one. Don't notice much difference to more expensive options.
What to say. Good!
Easy to install and use runs well with the Shimano 105 cassette and derailleur
A reliable consumable.
Good quality at a reasonable price. Previous 105 chain lasted me some good 5.000 km (3.100 miles).
Great value on the one component you should change often to ultimately same money and get the most mileage out of your drivetrain.
perfect. Not sure what else you can say about a chain
Already to go, just cut to the required length and set the pin.
Fast, smooth and light. No need to spend more in my opinion.
Working great. The plan to help the cassette and chainrings to last longer is to have a chain ready to go and change to it once I detect some stretch.
Shimano chains. They just work.
As good as the 'better' stuff, and much cheaper. Not sure why you'd bother paying more for so little gain.
It is durable and very cost effective chain.
mejor que kmc por el precio original shimano duradera
Great chain great price. My groupset is shimano Ultegra Di2 but since I don`t see much difference between the Ultegra chain and 105 chain I'm going with the 105 and happy about it.
Mr Araujo dias
Corrente duravel e segura. Desgaste levemente maior que o modelo 601 em um teste que realizei.
This chain does the job. It was easy to install with a chain tool, reasonably priced and I know I can trust Shimano components.
All you expect from Shimano 105. The best value you can get from this level of performance.
I have used several of these chains. They are easy to fit and if looked after last a reasonable time. I have never had any problems with these chains and will continue to use them.
A little bit more heavier than Ultegra, but without any noticeable drop in performance. A great chain at a very reasonable price.
So far so good, over 2k km on other bike with the same chain and nothing to complain
Great quality, easy to remove excess links and connect, shifts perfectly with the 105 5800 group
Billed as a road bike chain, I've bought it as the cheapest option for my 11sp MTB drivetrain and Shimano haven't let me down.
5800 chain. Durable, affordable. Solid. What more do I need to say?
Andy aka The Green Meanie
Replaced a mis matched sram chain on my ultegra 11 spd. This chain was easy to fit with spare links to carry for emergency. Runs very quiet and smooth and over half the price of the ultegra chains. Would highly recommend.
The Shimano 105 chain is perfect, easy to install, shifts well and whilst not quite as pretty as Ultegra and Dura Ace, looks good. Great value for money and a rapid response from Merlin. Thank you.
Great chain that compliments my 105 groupset. Long lasting and never have any issues. Easy to fit, and comes with a chain link which pops in and just nip off the excess with some pliers or a chain tool. Recommended.
This chain is OE on my bike and I never had any problems so going with what is currently working. Cheaper than KMC and works well? Sold.
Very little difference, if any, in performance, longevity, weight and look, between this item and the more expensive Ultegra chain. So why waste your money on the Ultagra and stick with what will do you just as well.
Great chain for the money. All the features of the ultegra in a more affordable package.
One of the advantages of 11 speed systems is that all brands compatible with each other. 5800 is the cheapest chain which is compatible with all 11 speed drivetrains.
Purchased two more to go with the one from the 5800 groupset. Now they can be rotated and cleaned easily using KMC gold links (don't like Shimano pins) which can be used more than once !! Very cheap and usual excellent service from Merlin. New chain fitted for the CW Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive.
It's a chain. It's 11 speed. It's cheap. The only thing that could be better is if it had a quick link.
Shifts great!; always alternate 3 chains every 500 miles to get maximum drivetrain life but keep the slick, smooth Shimano shifting until truly new drivetrain time! Chain would be perfect if it used a quick link adapter (available from another 11 speed chain maker) to make this rotation easier.