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Shimano
Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain

Mfg PartNum:ICN6701116
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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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Solid chain and easy to install
by Jmanna
Williamsville NY

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

Reviewed 6/26/2020
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Great everyday chain
by cadrmof

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

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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Good luck with these chains
by cokvance
Competitive Racer
Salt Lake City

I've used a dozen of these chains, never had any issues with them, if you keep them lubed I've been getting 4000 miles out of them.

Reviewed 7/2/2020
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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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Great chain!
by Steve
Daily Commuter
0 of 1 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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Great chain
by Cicliman
Salem, OR

I decided to try Shimano chain on my Shimano 105 group bike after using other brands for many years. Shifting is flawless and crisp. It was a great decision. I fully recommend this chain.

Reviewed 11/18/2019
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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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Best chain for your money
by Bill
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida

Well made, lasts longer than other brands, use on tandems and single bikes

Reviewed 6/28/2019
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Just Great!
Cycling Enthusiast
OKC, OK
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Another great Shimano product. Easy to install and really improved my ride.

Reviewed 5/20/2019
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Best chain for cycling long distance
by Bill
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida rail trails

I like using A pin in stead of quick release

Reviewed 5/13/2019
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reliable.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 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
1 of 2 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
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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The correct chain for compatable shimano components
by Monk
Cycling Enthusiast
West Mass
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Exact replacement, excellent performance

Reviewed 4/22/2019
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Works well with the new cassette
by Anonymous

This chain was easy to install and works well with my new cassette.

Reviewed 4/25/2019
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Works great, shifts smooth but installation not fool proof
by Gary
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
2 of 2 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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Works great
by FLBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Melbourne, FL
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Installs easily and works great, shifts are smooth. I change my chain when the chain tool says to, and I don't really notice a difference except that everything keeps working.

Reviewed 4/1/2019
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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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It's a chain
by jbird17011
Cycling Enthusiast
Camp Hill, PA

Nice quality 10 speed chain. Works well on Shimano drive

Reviewed 2/28/2019
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