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Shimano
Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain

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A standard for precision and affordability.

Carrying on the Ultegra tradition of borrowing from the Dura-Ace line, the CN-6701 chain features an asymmetric design for efficient cog and chainring engagement and increased durability. Perforated links shave grams without weakening. This 6701 model is lighter than the previous 6700 design with extended 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.

 

Weight: 276 grams

 

Weight: 276 grams

 

Group Compatibility: Shimano 10 Speed Doubles 

 

Chain Application: 10-Speed 

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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

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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Reliable, low-cost chain.
by Zoom
Competitive Racer
Des Moines, throughout the U.S., and Europe

Inexpensive yet smooth functioning chain.

Reviewed 10/22/2018
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Worthwhile Upgrade and Solid Component
by Fiddler
Cycling Enthusiast
Alexandria, VA

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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received quickly, no problem
by Michael D
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver CO

standard chain, good value, use tool for pin

Reviewed 8/6/2018
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High quality and durable
by Tae
Flushing

These chains never fail to exceed its expectations. Tried all the others but always came back to these.

Reviewed 7/23/2018
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Once again why oh why pay so much more for a product to just save weight.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
St Petersburg FL

It works great!

Reviewed 9/19/2018
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no problem, prompt delivery, good price and value
by Michael D
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver, CO

need chain tool to shorten and put pin. Keep lettering on chain outside (to the right) per picture supplied with chain. easy to install

Reviewed 7/19/2018
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Smooth and quiet
by Old enough to know better
Cycling Enthusiast
NW Wisconsin

I learned the hard way that 10 speed chains need more frequent cleaning than ancient 5 & 6 speed chains AND that you MUST read the manual. You must not break the chain and reuse the pin as we did years ago. That said - what a relief to return to quiet reliable shifting. From the amount of stretch over the past 900 miles on the identical chain I'm going to guess that I'll get about 2500 miles before replacing it with the chain I just bought.

Reviewed 6/30/2018
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Road bike chain
by Anonymous
sf bay area

I purchased this for the price was right and sticking with Shimano ultegra items with ultegra gears only makes sense for they fit well together.

No noticeable difference or problems

Reviewed 6/18/2018
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Works great always
by Tom R
Cycling Enthusiast
L.I.N.Y.all seasons 20degrees F

7,000 miles a year,replace at 0.75 wear indicator

Reviewed 5/11/2018
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reliable.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

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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Good chain
by Old rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Ca
1 of 1 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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Most reliable bike chain
by cyclin c
Santa Rosa

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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economical, durable, dependable
by p,orbiker
Cycling Enthusiast
portland, or

use on a road bike. Plenty long to fit big gears. Easy to install, just be sure chain writing is facing out as it is directional which improves shifting. I install a removable master link for easy cleaning. It would be nice if Shimano included one but the pin also works fine. Google the chain for specific installation instructions. In case the chain breaks, a spare master link will get you home.

Reviewed 4/21/2018
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Works great, shifts smooth but installation not fool proof
by Gary
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

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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Confusing Shimano marketing strategy
by CaptainPico
Cycling Enthusiast
Pico Rivera, CA
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

It seems like there is no longer a Shimano CN-7901 10-Speed Chain available for purchase. When I received this chain the box states its for Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 10-Speed drive trains. Its a bit confusing but the price on the so called Ultegra chain is affordable. I guess I can now just replace my chain more often. My bigger concern is that Shimano apparently is abandoning continued 10-Speed component support.

Reviewed 3/19/2018
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Easy installation, was a direct replacement for an old chain with a stuck link, works great.
by biojazz
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR

I purchased a used Soma Smoothie that was decked out with Ultegra components. After a few months into the rainy season, my drivetrain and shifting became dodgy, which turned to be due to a stuck link. Unfortunately, I couldn't un-stick the link, so I purchased this chain, which was identical to what I had. That made for a quickeasy replacement. Things are smooth, once again. )

Reviewed 3/22/2018
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Very nice durable chain.
by Keirin
Competitive Racer
Lodi, California

Cleans easy and last long.

Reviewed 2/23/2017
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Very smooth shifting
by tjg6548
Cycling Enthusiast
Minnesota

Easy install and very smooth shifting when used with shimano cassette

Reviewed 1/24/2017
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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain
by Anonymous

Great chain. Great price.

Reviewed 1/16/2017
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