Specifications at a glance
You are riding a bicycle, and suddenly the sprocket teeth chain falls on the road with scattered pieces. So, you are halted with disbelief and started pondering about the chain you purchased a few days ago. Most of the bicycle suffers this kind of issue in today’s world. The sprocket chain of the bicycle doesn’t last even a week! So, choosing the right sprocket chain is mandatory for this issue. With accurate shifting and variable speed capability, SRAM PC 850 can be your ultimate choice for safer and longer bicycle riding. But you need to be sure whether you can count on it or not. Curious? We’re going to offer you a satisfying answer by the end of this review.
Can you ride your bicycle with adequate speed and proper shifting? We think you should do better than that. Read below what we have recommended for you.
Whom is this product ideal for?
SRAM PC 850 P-Link Bicycle chains suit almost all the high-tech bike with classic and latest features. These chains are suitable for road bikes and mountain bikes as well. If you are a casual bicycle rider and you get used to go for riding in the early morning, you should carry an extra chain as the chain loses its gripping capability after the significant amount of time. In that case SRAM PC 850 P-Link Bicycle chain can be a good choice.
Key Features of SRAM PC 850
1. Step-riveted pins
The SRAM PC 850 chain has step-riveted pins for stronger side plate retention which ensure you to hold the pins and plates with good grip. The pin gets designed with chrome finish. This chrome hardened push reduces the likelihood of breakdown.
2. Powerlink silver connector
You can call it a master link. This connector helps you to connect the chain with a link to link mechanism. Just squeeze the releasing tension of the chain with hands to connect the links.
3. Multiple Drivetrains Compatibility
This chain has the functionality to get attached with varieties of drivetrains. SRAM can attach with 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 Drivetrains. Drivetrains transmits power to your bicycle and to operate properly, Drivetrain needs an operable bicycle chain.
4. Variable Speed
This chain runs on variable speeds. You can choose six, seven, eight speed sprocket to attach this chain. Sprocket count ensures the lighter weight gears.
Common Questions and Answers
- Question : When should i use the SRAM PC 850 chain Answer :
Examine your bicycle chain and see the links of the chain. Usually, the chain link gets 1 inch long, if you find any irregularities in links or any link gets bigger than usual then you need to think of changing into a new piece of chain.
- Question : Can you replace this with other SRAM PC models? Answer :
Having eight speed cassettes will enable you to replace this model with other models, such as the SRAM PC 48 chain. There is always a chance to replace the 850 chain model with 48 models. In a word, this chain will work on traditional eight-speed drivetrains.
Let’s get into the truth this time. Let’s see some details we found in terms of our own trusted review about this product.
I purchased this with lots of expectation. I had to install them on my two mountain bikes. Later, in the morning, I went out with bikes but didn't put many miles on these chains. I observed that the chains are very much smooth and nice. As my bike was an 8-speed bike, I easily installed this 8-speed chain and had to take several links out before installing it.
In a word, we have been observing the SRAM PC 850 for a longer period of time, and we found no problems or issues. This bicycle chain can offer an accurate shifting and durable wear resistance by its iconic components.
2. Ease of use
I used to bike riding on my eight-speed mountain bike. After attaching SRAM PC 850 to my bicycle, I saw my mountain bike gets shifted nicely even under huge pressure. Especially, I have been purchasing this bicycle product for years, and when a chain gets damaged, I always prefer to have this product while overlooking other products available in the market.
How to use and install the product?
1. Installing SRAM PC 850 with powerlink
Answer: The powerlink is a quick link or master link. You can remove it by hand. Just squeeze the releasing tension of the chain and later, take the link out, now you are good to go. Just insert, press and lock to join links.
2. Uses of SRAM PC 850
Answer: The product is super-easy to install but you need to check the connector and links it contains. The frequent riding will damage the link. So, you need to make sure you have extra piece of chain every time you go on long biking.
Although we went onto speaking a way more critically of the product than most customers on Amazon did. Its outstanding 4.2 stars with over 150 feedbacks from real buyers should be enough to establish it as a top-of-the-line, SRAM PC 850 P-Link Bicycle Chain but some users went far beyond the average positive lines as they shared their not-so-good experiences due to the chain's factory lube gets sticky sometimes, or some buyers complain about the linking process.
However, this product has the capability to handle extra pressure by going on a long mile bike riding, and you can even install this product with Powerlink silver connector with ease.
Our Final Thoughts
So, you know every detail of SRAM PC 850, and it leads us to make the final verdict about this product. You might be waiting for the final words that would keep your curiosity awaken. When we used and observed this product for a significant amount of time, later, we found out that this product can flawlessly work with effectiveness on different circumstances. As this product features six to eight-speed components and most importantly power link to adjust the chain with no time, you can rely on SRAM PC 850 without a shadow of a doubt.