Shimano XT HG95 10 Speed HGX Chain
Hyperglide (HG-X) series 10-speed directional Dyna-Sys compatible chain for use with 10-speed MTB drivetrains.
- HG-X Chain uses a directional design with specifically shaped inner and outer plates to optimise shifting over the chainset and cassette
- Outer plate design has been developed to reduce the chance of chain suck
- The inner plate has been developed for better contact with gears providing smoother shifting under high load, giving efficient pedalling, increased rigidity and near silent running
- Durability is assured through a chromising treatment on link pins, and the heat treatment of rollers, pins, and plates
- Open design of inner links increase mud shedding ability
- Mushrooming of the pins gives unsurpassed side-plate retention, enabling the chain to far exceed the BS/ISO standard for breaking force
- Chain is optimised for Shimano 10-speed HG-X MTB drivetrains only
- Corrosion-resistant Zinc-alloy plating and grey finish on inner and outer plates
- 116 links, 273 grams
Mr NieuwoudtVery reliable for the training bike
Mr JefferyShimano 10 spd chains are now cheaper than the equivalent SRAM products, they seem to last longer and work just as well. Merlin beat the competition for price and service. I would much prefer the power link system rather than the fixed pin connection that Shimano use.
StephenAlways buy an XT chain to go with my XT running gear. To be honest I wouldn`t like to say I notice much difference above a cheap chain when its covered in mud. Only a little bit more expensive to keep the running gear matching.
Mr DingerReplacement of a worn chain. It is Shimano... sturdily built and should last many miles.
GlenTop quality as can be expected from shimano. I prefer to use a quick link over the supplied shimano joiner.
Mr ÇETİNKAYAI 've enjoyed using this, again about 15,000 km, thanks Merlin Cycles
martinChain is extremely smooth on shimano slx rear cassette with Vee rear mech and raceface narrow-wide front chainring. Definitely an improvement over running SRAM chains with the same setup. Comes without a master link in the package. Seems like they should provide that.
douglasShimano XT chains are affordable and durable for the everyday cyclist, I cannot fault them.
Jason WReplacing a KMC X10-73 - seems to work just fine. Beware that if you fit the jointing pin from the wrong side, you'll find your chain tries to jump to a smaller ring...
Mr KlingnerGreat chains, they work well and last
Mr HardingBrought as part of my 10 speed upgrade, with the Shimano SLX HG81 10 Speed Cassette. Nice chain works well, excellent for the money, really pleased with the quick service
Mr christieI've seen lots of reviews stating how other chains last longer and I've tried them. It's been my experience though that these chains last just as long, with reliable gear changing and are usually better value. Keep the chain clean and lubricated and they're as good as any chain. I do use a power link with them though.
HadlerAllways buy shimano chains, reliable and hard wearing
RankinNice and strong, nothing went wrong on my first rides.
Mr MullerA great chain with a protective layer to prevent rusting.
Antony CXT , in my opinion, are always nice robust components that can take the hammer of my daily (offroad) commute without having to replace them every 3 months. And at this price they are a bargain
StockdaleBought as part of deal with cassette. Performance and value for money cannot be beaten. Strong and reliable
BC_DogWorks well and shifts great.
Marcelo FranchiSolid and durable chain
slopedragonNot much to say about a chain. Splitter device is needed to set the correct length. Works well with a KMC quick release link. Like all chains it comes covered in a storage grease. Once degreased and oiled the chain runs smoothly.
Mr ThomasGreat chain easy to fit, gear changes very slick. Also the service and price by Merlin second to none.
SteveGreat chain! Cleans up lovely and matched to XT cassette gives smooth running :)
AshweeeToo early to tell how long this chain will last, looks well made and runs very smoothly.
Mr HarrisGood value chain. I ditch the fiddly shimano joiners and use the simple YBN ones.
PaddyReally nice product, really smooth drive and gear changes. Easily installed and setup. Hasn't jumped once since putting it on my downhill bike which really does get thrown around alot. Would recommend to anyone wanting an upgrade. Great value, even better value when bought with a cassette as I did! Used with Zee rear mech, HG81 Cassette and Narrow Wide chainring.
Simon T from OzGood chains, although I prefer a quick link to the joining pin supplied.
Mr WuGreat chain, quiet shifting. As good as XTR chain
BashringTough, durable and silky shifting. Watch out if you haven't fitted one before as they are directional. Superb chain at a bargain price
Mr EhmanHolds up to a lot of abuse! Great price!
Mr Craig HandyExcellent quality chain, easy fit and smooth action.
Mr HenriksenQuieter than my also new HG94 chain, shifts better too.
GavinWorked flawlessly with the XT 10 speed cassette. Pre greased and comes with one connecting pin.
Mr DayBrilliant piece of kit, fitted easily and nice and quiet when changing gear
Dan CrashSuper light and smooth. Hugs my narrow wide chainring with no need for a chainguide.
Mr BondOver 25 years of mtbing have found Shimano chains the most reliable, as long as you fit them properly. If in doubt, use a quick link. Bought these at a great price from Merlin.
Mr RuhlI bought this Shimano XT HG95 Chain and my Santa Cruz Tallboy LT shifts better then ever before!! Great Price for these!! Merlin Cycles is the very best. Best prices and fastest shipping. You Rock!!!
CPFA typically well made, good quality component from these guys. Matched this with XT rear mech and cassette. Brilliant.
Mr BlenkhornGreat value chain. Has shown light rust stains but only from riding in a corrosive environment (volcanic region) and lack of oiling. Pin connector actually very easy to install with a std chain tool. But read the installation instructions particularly regarding the outer/inner sides and also the pin link orientation.
Zach M.Great chain! Quiet, they wear slowly, Shimano makes a durable and affordable product in their XT line.
Mr ChivertonThis is the only chain I use. Good service life and shifting. Even better at these prices!
MBRGreat chain, but their one-shot master link sucks. Fix that by using SRAM or KMC reusable master link.
vmgscotDoes the job without any fuss or hassle and works fine with other makes of 10spd removable chain links. Never suffered a snapped chain.
AndyCGood chains, did a few thousands miles on the last one before replacing as it dropped a couple of times and the checker tool showed it was well worn.
Jonathan SEasy to install, only had a couple of rides on it but silky smooth. Very nice piece of equipment. I do have to admit I still prefer having a powerlink or equivalent as it helps with cleaning the peak district out of the chain. KMC one works a treat.
Mr KaleFirst class service as usual from Merlin. Item arrived in 2 days. Fitted the chain on the bike and it's made a huge difference. Noticeably quieter than before with excellent shifting. I'm running a full XT drivetrain and the chain is perfect. Fit and forget...what more can you wish for
Mr poveyLight weight looks good and smoooth riding
Mr ParsonsReally good chain, Keeps really clean and is super quiet
Mark SFantastic Quality and does what its intended to do!
Mr MagnoChain lightweight and durable. I recommend to all.
Mr RebelloAmazing quality chain!
Mr TrevesWell priced and good quality chain. This is the third I'm getting and will probably keep buying it till I either change bikes or they finish manufacturing it.. :)
Mr WeissKeeps my 10 speed XT gears/drive train running smoothly.
Mr JenkinsonGood product. Works well.
Mr dawsonAs always, next day arrival of items, great price and no nonsense. Merlin always sort you out!
Mr IRWINUnless you want to waste money, this is the best you can get. Super light and durable.
Mr MendesArrived fast and well packed.As a magic,thanks Merlin.
Mr Gibbonsvery pleased with this chain. fitted it with the rest of the xt group set and shifting is faultless
JordarnExcellent Product Light weight and built Well Thanks
Mr SmithPretty fragile and I've now snapped 3. Switched to a heavier SRAM job and holding up better.