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

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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..
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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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Worthwhile Upgrade and Solid Component
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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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My Cannondale caad10 Ultegra is so sweet to ride especially when I am sporting a new Shimano chain.
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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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Good chain
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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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Very nice durable chain.
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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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Good quiet reliable chain
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by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Katy, Tx
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Good reliable chain that is quiet and shifts well. I train a great deal for all types of road races and go through several chains each year. Caught these on sale and stocked up for the year. The order was shipped quickly and arrived within a few days. I have always had good service from Western Bikeworks.

Reviewed 2/11/2017
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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-Speed Chain
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by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great chain. Great price.

Reviewed 1/16/2017
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Nearly as good as Dura Ace and less expensive
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by G Kuch
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Virginia
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have an all Ultegra 10 speed drive train, except for FSA cranks. I ran Ultegra chains for a couple of years, but then came across sale on Dura Ace 10 speed chains and decided to try it. No perceptible difference in performance or longevity, but noticeably quieter that Ultegra. Now I can't seem to find Dura Ace 10 speed chains anywhere. Perhaps Shimano has quit making them. Anyway, the Ultegra chain is a great chain and if you find it on sale get a couple.

Reviewed 11/19/2015
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Want a replacement chain
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Hi I am new rider and I don't know very much about the 10 speed chains. Does it fits any size? I had a 10 speed cassette Shimano.

Reviewed 4/1/2015
WesternBikeworks.com Comments
Hi! 10 speed chains are designed for 10 speed drive trains and this chain is an excellent choice as Ultegra is known for its durability, weight savings, and strength; you won't be disappointed! Best, Jeremy Biketiresdirect.com
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Best chain for your money
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by Bill
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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

Reviewed 6/28/2019
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Good chain
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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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Best chain for cycling long distance
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by Bill
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida rail trails
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I like using A pin in stead of quick release

Reviewed 5/13/2019
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Works well with the new cassette
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by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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

Reviewed 4/25/2019
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It's a chain
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by jbird17011
Cycling Enthusiast
Camp Hill, PA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Nice quality 10 speed chain. Works well on Shimano drive

Reviewed 2/28/2019
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Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10 Speed Chain
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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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Good quality chain.
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by Oceanbikerider
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I typically get about 3500 miles of usage from this chain before replacement is necessary due to wear.

Reviewed 9/3/2020
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received quickly, no problem
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by Michael D
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

standard chain, good value, use tool for pin

Reviewed 8/6/2018
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no problem, prompt delivery, good price and value
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by Michael D
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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Works great always
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by Tom R
Cycling Enthusiast
L.I.N.Y.all seasons 20degrees F
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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

Reviewed 5/11/2018
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economical, durable, dependable
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by p,orbiker
Cycling Enthusiast
portland, or
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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