Shimano HG53 Deore 9 Speed Chain
Hyperglide (HG) series 9-speed compatible chain, recommended for Deore and Tiagra drivetrains.
- HG technology has chamfered inner plates to optimise shifting performance on HG sprockets
- Durability is assured through a chromising treatment on link pins, and the heat treatment of rollers, pins, and plates
- Mushrooming of the pins gives unsurpassed side-plate retention, enabling the chain to far exceed the BS/ISO standard for breaking force
- 6.57 mm chain width, optimised for 9-speedSuper Narrow HG drivetrains
- Corrosion-resistant grey finish on outer plates
- 114 links, 304 grams
Christopher Good quality chain for a very competitive price. Suitable for older 9 speed systems.
Mr Kamara A top quality chain that you can always rely upon. It is also excellent value for money. No complaints whatsoever.
Mr Hackett More durable than most bike chain. Somewhat difficult to install because connecting pin is very hard.
Mr Fenwick Decent chain and a good price.
David Strong, reliable good value chain. With regular cleaning, good for thousands of miles.
Mr Faustino Smooth and quiet.
Mr Roberts Good chains and they have not failed.
Brian High quality. Great price. Easy to install!!
Mr McManus All I can say about the chain is that it's good
Mr Jeffcoat Great stuff from Shimano, as always. Would be nice to include some kind of powerlink, rather than just a snap-off pin, but I'm getting smooth shifting paired to a Shimano HG400 cassette.
Dixon This chain combined with the HG400 cassette has proved to be an excellent purchase. I've used it on my son's Stumpjumper and it works faultlessly.
Mordo I using this chain with CS-HG400 cassette and M590 drivetrain; working very well..
Mr Le Great product. However, a wipe before hitting the road is needed. Otherwise, it will be grimed with sands and dirts.
Barrow Slick shifting for a great price. Never been confident with the connecting pin before but trust it now happily.
Paul Fantastic chain, good quality and cheap enough to replace regularly.
Mr Lenart A new chain is always going to be better than a worn out one, so an initial review is not that helpful. How long it will remain serviceable is the real question. So far, after only 50 miles all seems well, no obvious signs of stretching. Please note this chain does not come with the easy to use chain connectors, rather it has pins you need to fit yourself. I never bothered with these, I always have some KMC or SRAM connectors handy. Useful fix if your chain snaps too...
Mr Batty Bought the chain to service a friends bike & it delivers top quality smooth shifts along with the deore cassette.
Mr Kershaw Still the same rating from me and on both bikes now, reliable as ever. I have never had a chain failure with these even when using Sram power link to join.
Mr Dillon These chains are great and value for money, cheap enough to change regularly and not wait til the sprockets are knackered too. They never fail.
Mr Bezant Great product, supplied with only 1 chain pin - so make sure you get the length right before using it (not that replacements cost much anyway!). As always Merlin were speedy with getting my order to me - Thanks!
Mr Cunningham Using these on my commuting bike, shifts nicely, lasts well. Cheap to replace, what's not to like.
Mr James I usually go for an HG90 chain but am really pleased with this well priced alternative. Good clear fitting instructions and a well running chain now on the bike. Thanks Merlin as your service and postage times are always top notch!
Chris A solid reliable chain.
Mr Luff Great product at a great price - does exactly what you would expect it to. Topped off by excellent customer service from Merlin Cycles.
Mr sewell Always used these as they fit both my mtb and road bike. This chain lasts (and survives lack of tlc) and is excellent value.
Mr Edwards Robust product and cheap
Mr Cassidy i use these chains on my commuter 20 miles a day five days a week. Previously I used more expensive chains made by SRAM and probably rode them for too long. Now I buy this cheap as chips Shimano chain keep it well lubed with waterproof oil and change every 3 months or so. This way I prevent wear and tear on my drive train. Don't mess about with the Shimano Joining pin, they join perfectly with the SRAM Power Link, then you can remove it routinely off the bike to soak it in solvent and relube it. Personally I think it stretches less than the SRAM equivalent and gives a better gear change. But it will rust quickly if you don't use a waterproof lubricant.
Mr BERTACO ATTENDED ME PERFECTLY
gbf Just what I need at a great price and quick delivery
Peter D Great price for a no frills shimano product!!
Mr Fletcher Quality chain from Shimano, who needs to pay more. Link/connecting pin design makes fitting so much easier.
James266 Good chain for the price
Mr kershaw Great value chain made better at Merlin prices!
nick mac same as my last chain, good value & works perfectly.
Mr Small Good basic chain, does exactly what its meant to with no issues.
Mr Smith Does the job. Excellent value for money. No need to pay any more.
Mr Baldwin I currently have this chain on my bike and find it to be good quality and durable. I brought this purchase as a spare for the Megavalanche MTB Downhill Enduro race over in Alpe D'Huez in France.
Mr Fletcher I brought this to replace a new non Shimano chain that snapped through my own fault jammed between the small cog and the frame and then snapped at the point I joined it so I must have got the pin slightly off centre), this chain is so much slicker on the gear change front that I would urge anyone to stick with the real Mccoy. Merlin price and delivery was fantastic as usual
Mounty A great price and fab service! Thanks
Mr aucutt very good value and performence
Mr Beaumont Good value product, I would recommend using an alternitive quick link split link rather than the old school pin that comes in the box
Mr Brown Shimano quality - does what it says on the tin
Mr Morris Top Shimano product, perfectly functional, at an excellent price from MC