Are you already riding with a 12-speed drivetrain and/or need a chain for your e-bike? Then this is the right solution for you! The CN-M8100 is specified by Shimano for everything with and without a motor. At Shimano, this chain fits all 12-speed groups, including the brand new road models DURA-ACE and Ultegra, as well as XT and XTR off-road.
The special tongue shape is extra reinforced and also withstands skew under pressure. Whether produced with or without a motor. For this purpose, it has enlarged and specially chromed inner straps and solid rivets.
The absence of oil as a lubricant and the surface being dry due to the wax not only reduce running noise, but also drastically reduce the wear and tear of all drive components. No matter what conditions you ride your bike off-road in, hardly any dirt sticks to the chain longer than you know from oil-based lubricants. Worn jockey wheels and worn out sprockets and chainrings are a thing of the past. That saves money and nerves.
This chain comes with 116 or 126 links . It is completely degreased by me using benzine, ultrasound and alcohol and then waxed. The scope of delivery includes the original Quick-Link chain lock from Shimano. Warning: this thing takes quite a bit of force to open and close. I recommend the special pliers from YBN, which are available here .More about Molten Speed Wax and its benefits can be found here:
You can find my tips for the first assembly here via blog .