Will any 10-speed chain work with Shimano?
Any Shimano- or SRAM-compatible 10-speed chain can be used with any other Shimano 10-speed groupsets, and with any SRAM 10-speed groupset, regardless of manufacturer statements that their chains will provide optimal performance with their components.
What is Shimano Hgx?
A directional mountain bike specific 10-speed HG-X chain means smoother shifts, lighter weight and greater overall performance. HG-X directional chain: Outer side is optimized for front shifting and inner side is optimized for rear shifting.
What size chain do I need for a 10-speed bike?
Symmetrical vs asymmetrical chains
|Chain no. of speeds||Outer width in mm|
|All 9-speed||6.5 – 6.7|
|10-speed old Campagnolo||6.2|
Are Shimano 10-speed chains directional?
In order to obtain good gear shifting performance, this chain has a forward side and a reverse side, and the sides are marked so that the chain will face the correct way when installed.
Will a 11 speed chain work on a 10 speed?
Condensed Answer: An 11-speed chain is narrower than a 10-speed chain and can therefore be combined with a 10-speed cassette.
What is a HG chain?
The HG chain is a narrower chain meant for 8-9 speed drive trains. The IG chain is wider and meant for 6,7,8 speed drive trains.
Can you use a road bike chain on a mountain bike?
Condensed Answer: A road bike chain can be used on a mountain bike as long as it’s long enough and matches the number of speeds on the cassette/freewheel. In general, the differences between road and MTB chains are either non-existent or too small to impede the performance of a recreational cyclist.
What makes the Deore hg54 Hg-X 10 speed chain so special?
The Deore HG54 HG-X 10 Speed Chain from Shimano uses a directional design with specifically shaped inner and outer plates to optimise shifting over the chainset and cassette. Outer plate design has been developed to reduce the chance of chain suck.
How long does it take to return a Shimano 10 speed chain?
1 YEAR to return items! 36 people are looking at this item. The Deore HG54 HG-X 10 Speed Chain from Shimano uses a directional design with specifically shaped inner and outer plates to optimise shifting over the chainset and cassette. Outer plate design has been developed to reduce the chance of chain suck.
What kind of chain do I need for a 10 speed?
HG Road 10-speed Chain. The inner outer plate, designed for better contact with gear teeth, allows smooth shifting even under high load conditions. In addition, the chain has achieved a pedaling efficiency of 0.6% higher.
Is the Hg-X compatible with other road 10-speed systems?
* HG-X chain is not compatible with other road 10-speed systems. The side with the mark shown in the illustration is the forward side (outer side).