Sram PC-1170 11 Speed Chain
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Made for the new Rival 22 groupset, SRAM's PC-1170 is tuned specifically for the new 11-speed drivetrain. SRAM refers to the group as 'True 22,' as that's precisely how many useable and trim-free gears you receive with the new groupset. With the encouragement of cross chaining as part of the trim- and rub-free 'True 22' system by SRAM, the groupset's chain needed to be designed to handle the rigors of every imaginable gearing combination. The result is the PC-1170 Chain, pulling the best technology from its PC-1071 to create an entirely new, 11-speed chain.
The first characteristic to note is that the chain's link pins are hollow -- these hollow, chrome hardened pins save 20 grams or so over a chain with solid pins. In addition to being lighter, they're plenty strong so you can expect the PC-1170 to have equal durability. It's made specifically for 11-speed drivetrains, and it mates perfectly with the tooth shaping and pickup/release points on SRAM's Force 22 cassettes and chainrings for flawless shifting performance.
The SRAM PC-1170 Chain is compatible with both SRAM and Shimano 11-speed drivetrains. Please note that while the PowerLock installation can be done tool-free, it's recommended to be used only once due to the extremely close tolerances required by the narrow 11-speed design. So if you must break your chain for maintenance reasons, a new 11-speed PowerLock link will be required for reassembly.
Material - Hollow Pin Construction w/ Nickel Outer Plates with Gray Inner Plates.
Recommend Group - Sram and Shimano 11 speed road.