Shimano Tiagra Chain HG-53 review

Cheap but good 9 speed chain

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £12.95 RRP
Shimano Tiagra Chain HG-53

Our review

The Shimano chain will last the distance and give high performance
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Any 9-speed-specific chain can be used with the Tiagra kit. It’s okay to use others, but the Shimano chains are as good as any in terms of longevity and performance, as long as they are regularly cleaned and re-lubed. 


The chain is supplied with a joining pin partly fitted and there’s a spare pin too. While it was previously possible to rejoin the chain without one, we recommend using a new pin every time.

Product Specifications


Name HG53
Brand Shimano

Number Of Links 114
Weight (g) 289
Available Colours Grey
Chain Brand Shimano
Bike Compatibility Shimano 9spd
Chain Width 3/32in
Chain Speed Compatibility 9
Chain Material Chrome-Plated