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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain
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Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain

Mfg PartNum:ICN6701116
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Save Weight Without Sacrificing Strength

In keeping with Shimano's habit of trickle-down technology from group to group, this 10-speed Ultegra chain features an asymmetrical design just like its Dura-Ace 7900 big sibling.

This unique construction consists of differently shaped inner and outer plates. The inner plates are made to mate precisely with Shimano 10-speed cassettes, so shifting into larger cogs is quicker and wears less on the chain and cassette. The outer plates, meanwhile, are mated to the ramps and pins on the large chainring, for faster shifting into the big ring. The larger outer plates also lower the likelihood of chain-suck — the chain falling between the crank and bottom bracket shell.

Perforations in the chain save weight without sacrificing strength. This 6701 chain is a few grams lighter than the 6700 that came before it, with even better durability.

The CN-6701 Chain uses the standard Shimano 10-speed connecting pin and is compatible with double cranksets only. 116 links. 267 grams.

Note: For triple cranksets, we recommend the CN-7801.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

 

Weight: 276 grams

 

Weight: 276 grams

 

Group Compatibility: Shimano 10 Speed Doubles 

 

Chain Application: 10-Speed 

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Chain, chain, chain..
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland

Of fools. Pandemic allowed me to ride more miles in 2020 that normal and led to the rookie mistake of waiting too long to replace the chain which often time leads to replacing the cassette too. As was the case this time. Word of advice for the DIY'er, make sure you have a quality chain tool and use the right pin as 9sp, 10sp, and 11sp are all different. If using a master link, you'll find it much easier to connect with Master Link pliers like Park MLP-1.2.

Reviewed 8/10/2021
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smooth, actually best chain I have had
by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

smooth error free shifts, like a new bike

Reviewed 7/29/2021
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best Shimano chain
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Kalamazoo,MI

Usually get 2,000 to 3,000 miles of really good performance

Reviewed 8/12/2021
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Worthwhile Upgrade and Solid Component
by Fiddler
Cycling Enthusiast
Alexandria, VA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I recently purchased this chain as a replacement for a KMC chain I had previously. My bike had a mix of Shimano 105, KMC, and FSA components, but I've made a couple upgrades to Ultegra as I wore parts out. I found this chain to be easy to install and it's running smoothly on my bike now. I've noticed that my efficiency has increased slightly since installation, which has translated to several unexpected PRs on Strava segments. I am very happy with the high standard Shimano has set with their components, and Ultegra is a great balance of performance and price.

Reviewed 4/3/2017
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Great everyday chain
by cadrmof
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I buy a number of these chains when they are on sale and each will last me about 2,000 to 2,500 miles. I clean the chain every 100 miles and lube with a dry teflon spray which gets out the majority of the road gunk and provides another smooth ride and performance stroke. Park tool has a nice chain tester to determine best time to replace, prior to waiting and have the chain slipping or jumping gears. Ride on... smoothly!

Reviewed 5/11/2020
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New chain shows out of spec stretch to 0.5%
by DRERLE
Cycling Enthusiast
NYNJ
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Be careful when you buy this Shimano chain. Three of the last four that I bought or checked at the store already showed 0.5% of chain stretch out of the box, using a Park tool. In other words, two thirds of the wear was already present in the new chain. I gave up and bought a KMC chain which was solidly at 0% wear.

Reviewed 5/14/2020
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Solid workhorse
by PrimalChief
Competitive Racer
Austin, TX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Solid durable chain that does exactly what it's supposed to. Great durability on the road and the trainer both.

Reviewed 5/10/2021
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My Cannondale caad10 Ultegra is so sweet to ride especially when I am sporting a new Shimano chain.
by pushing 60 but pedaling 20 mph
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

A new chain can make your bike run like a deer. I love my Cannondale caad10 Ultegra, but even more when my favorite mechanic Todd puts on a new chain and tightens up the derailleur. Ride safe, but wear a bracelet with your medical contact.

Reviewed 11/1/2018
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Solid chain and easy to install
by Jmanna
Williamsville NY
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Easy to install. Good price. Reliable and solid product.

Reviewed 6/26/2020
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Good chain
by JR
Cycling Enthusiast
Houstn, TX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Chain is good came as original equipment with my BMC.

Reviewed 1/26/2021
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The chain was fine.
by jayne
Cycling Enthusiast
Tehachapi, CA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

The chain works fine...

Reviewed 12/4/2020
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Solid chain, great value
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Highlands Ranch, CO
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

These ultegras last long and are a much better value than the dura-ace version.

Reviewed 11/23/2020
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reliable.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Just a rock solid, well priced, chain. Have been using the Ultegra on all my bikes for years. Clean, lube, replace when my Go, No Go chain checker tells me to. No need to over sell it!

Reviewed 7/20/2017
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Most reliable bike chain
by cyclin c
Santa Rosa
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I've tried other chains that cost less and was not satisfied.the shimano chain last many miles if you take care of your drive train by cleaning, etc.

Reviewed 7/3/2017
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Good chain
by Old rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Ca
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Replaced my original chain after 3600 miles (still had life left) on trek road bike. The shimano is lighter and shifts smoother than the original even when new. I get good miles out of my chains as I clean them every 150-200 miles. I remove soak them in simple green, scrub with paint brush, rinse and blow dry with hair dryer, reinstall with master link then use Motorex road strong motor cycle lube. I know your thinking this guy is text book OCD my wife keeps telling me that, never the less my LBS tells me what ever I'm doing its working.

Reviewed 7/5/2017
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Great chain
by Big rider
Galt
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Great chain for the price I have never broken one and put in plenty of miles

Reviewed 11/9/2020
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Works great, shifts smooth but installation not fool proof
by Gary
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

Okay the chain works great and is the high quality we expect and get from Shimano. My only caveat is that installation of this chain is not as easy or foolproof as with the SRAM or KMC products. I learned the hard way-the link pin must be inserted correctly or the chain can break. In my case the chain broke as I was climbing a hill, and locked up in the rear derailleur which then tore through the chainstay of my titanium Litespeed on its maiden voyage. A bitter pill for sure, for which I don't blame Shimano. I simply want to warn users of this system that installing this chain correctly is important. Since this disaster I have installed these without a problem and run them on more than one of my bikes, so all good now. But a tough way to learn I hope other buyers avoid.

Reviewed 6/1/2017
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Great chain!
by Steve
Daily Commuter
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I put a new one of these on bike annually. Do this instead of replacing the whole drivetrain. I have never had issues.

Reviewed 12/22/2019
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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10 Speed Chain
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Seattle, WA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Great quality, good durability for a good price. Been using these chains for years!

Reviewed 11/3/2020
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Very nice durable chain.
by Keirin
Competitive Racer
Lodi, California
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Cleans easy and last long.

Reviewed 2/23/2017
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