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Shimano HG-701 Ultegra & XT 11 speed + Quick Link Chain

£26.20 £9.60 discount
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  • Trustpilot review 9.3 out of 47.695 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Quicklink makes the chain easy to dismount for maintenance.
  • High durability due to its special coating treatment.
  • Relatively light chain.
  • Will shift smoothly even during high pressure on the pedals.
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Brand Shimano
Number of gears 11 speed
Suitable forShimano
Drivetrain Type1 x 11 / 2 x 11 / 3 x 11
Direction Unidirectional
Quality Better


The HG-701 Quick Link is a Shimano 11-speed chain from the Ultegra/XT-level range with a Quick Link. This chain is suitable for both 11-speed mountain bike and 11-speed road bike groupsets. Other chain manufacturers offered it, but now (at long last) so does Shimano. The Shimano Quick Link is a quick way of unlinking the chain for easy cleaning or replacement. Closing the chain is then done using the Chain Link. This link has been designed for tool-free installation.

This redesigned Shimano chain ensures lightning fast shift performance. The chain has been redesigned to reduce the chance of chain-suck. The Sil-Tec coating on both the inner and outer links ensures a longer service life and improved shift performance. The inner link was specifically designed to improve the contact with the cogs, making the chain shift better under challenging conditions.

The chain has also been designed to be a quiet as possible when riding. The chain has a width of 5.62 millimeters and has been fully optimised to work with the Shimano 11-speed Super Narrow HG-EV components.

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8.8 / 10 Average from 76 reviews | Write a review
8.8 / 10

76 reviews


  • fast (1)
  • clean (1)
  • good quality (1)
  • Slick shifting (1)


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Most recent reviews

10 / 10

Jouni, 6 October 2018

10/10 Chain

Fast chain and easy to clean with quick link option.


  • fast
  • clean
  • good quality

10 / 10

Tom, 30 August 2018

Replacement Shimano XT chain

Stuck with Shimano for best shifting to match the rest of the XT chainset. All new cassette and rings throughout.


  • Slick shifting
  • Love the quick=lionk

9 / 10

Andre, 13 July 2019

Prima ketting.

Geen nadelen ondervonden tot nu toe. Ketting is altijd weer te sluiten met een KMC Missing Link. Ook al gedaan met bij geleverde schakel, ook geen probleem.


  • Sterk
  • Soepel lopend.


  • Shimano tekst.

10 / 10

Pascal, 5 July 2019

Conforme à mes attentes

10 / 10

Marco, 5 July 2019

Quick Link maakt vervangen van ketting erg eenvoudig

Voor het eerst durfde ik me eraan te wagen om zelf mijn 2 jaar oude ketting te vervangen. De oude ketting (zonder quick link schakel) verwijderen ging relatief eenvoudig met een kettingpons. Het op maat maken van de nieuwe ketting was via een youtube instructie zo gedaan. En de Quick Link schakel in de nieuwe ketting maakte het plaatsen van de nieuwe ketting tot een fluitje van een cent. Ik ga nooit meer een fietsenmaker betalen voor het vervangen van een ketting!


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All specifications

Manufacturer specifications

• Sil-Tec coating
• 11-speed compatible
• Suitable for both Race and MTB
• At least 116 links

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