Campagnolo Chorus chain review£44.99

Eleven-speed chain

BikeRadar score4/5

Our main criticism of the Chorus chain is not of the product itself but of the fact that you need Campag’s dedicated – and very expensive – chain tool to remove it (though Pedro's have recently created a cheaper version).

Campag’s 11-speed chain is narrower than their 10-speed version (5.5mm compared to 5.9mm), but is actually stronger.

It doesn’t have Record’s hollow pins, but other than that is identical: nickel PTFE (better known as Teflon) surface for reduced friction and the same redesigned Ultra-Shift outer links. The weight difference over Record? Just 15g.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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