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    XTR CN-M980 981 10 Speed Chain Discontinued?

    Did Shimano discontinue the xtr specific chains for 10 speed?
    The few I see online go for $$, many sellers list the Dura Ace chain as Xtr, but they are different. It is also harder to get the 10 speed chainlinks.
    Any info?

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    Best bet is too look for the 10-speed XT chains, they are still available. For 11-speed Shimano went back to XTR/Dura-Ace and XT/Ultegra chains that are no longer road/mtb specific.

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    It does appear so. There is also no stock of 10sp XTR chains in my country and a couple of shop owners told me they wont be getting any more.

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    I called Shimano and yes, the chain is discontinued.
    They said to use the xt chain.
    The cassette will be discontinued next year as well.

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    Typically in retail markets, when one door closes, another opens. What's the replacement? The XT chain isn't hollow pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Typically in retail markets, when one door closes, another opens. What's the replacement? The XT chain isn't hollow pin.
    I called shimano, they said there is only one 10 speed chain still in production, and that is good for xtr. On the website, it will show the model name, which some retailer brand as xt chain, but not 100% sure it is the older xt chain or a new chain.

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    fak, time to stockpile a couple 10spd xt chains

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