Shimano XT / Ultegra / E-Bike Quick-Link Chain CN-M8100 12-speed

Item number: 71475
XT / Ultegra / E-Bike Quick-Link Chain CN-M8100 12-speed - silver/12-speed / 126 links
XT / Ultegra / E-Bike Quick-Link Chain CN-M8100 12-speed - silver/12-speed / 126 links
XT / Ultegra / E-Bike Quick-Link Chain CN-M8100 12-speed - silver/12-speed / 126 links
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The Shimano XT CN-M8100 Chain lets you perform smooth manoeuvres on rough terrain

The Shimano XT CN-M8100 12-speed chain is a central component of the XT M8100 and Ultegra R8100 groupset, which is why it's been optimised from the ground up. High-precision moulded contact surfaces to the chainring and cassette ensure precise, fast and smooth shifting in both directions, even under load. In addition, the CN-M8100 chain has chromed inner plates that noticeably increase durability.

Guidelines for Replacing E-bike Components:

Before you replace components on your e-bike, please read through the guidelines for component replacement for CE-marked e-bikes/pedelecs with pedal assistance.


Application: MTB, Road, Gravel
Gearing: 12-speed

Technical Information:

Number of Links: 116, 126, 138
Closure Type: master link (Quick-Link)
Pin Type: solid
Directional: yes
Recommended Groupset: XT M8100, Ultegra R8100
Material: steel


- MTB 1x12-speed, 2x12-speed
- Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105 2x12-speed
- E-bike: EP8 EP801, EP8 EP800 for MTB / Touring, STEPS E8080


- HG chain for 1x12, 2x12
- smooth manoeuvres over rough terrain and obstacles with constant rhythm
- enlarged inner plate for improved chain retention
- chrome-plated inner plate
- shorter shift times, improved shift behaviour
- with master link for easy installation


HG 12-speed
Shimano Hyperglide (HG) 12-speed chains have enlarged inner plates designed to work with Dynamic Chain Engagement+ chainrings. This prevents vibrations when the chainring and chain come into contact, resulting in improved chain retention. This design also benefits the shifting and drive efficiency as well as the service life of the chain.

The CN-M8100 chain has an asymmetrical design. This means the running direction must be observed during installation. The specially-shaped tabs optimise engagement on the sprocket and result in even smoother shifting, even under load. To save weight, these chains have recesses on the inner link plates. The side with the marking is the outside.

Manufacturer Numbers:

12 speed / 116 links: I-CNM8100116Q
12 speed / 126 links: I-CNM8100126Q
12 speed / 138 links: I-CNM8100138Q


- 1 x Shimano XT / Ultegra CN-M8100 chain
- 1 x Shimano SM-CN910-12 Quick-Link master link


  • silver/12 speed / 116 links: 252 g (bezogen auf 114 Glieder)


  • silver/12 speed / 116 links, in stock
  • silver/12-speed / 126 links, in stock
  • silver/12 speed / 138 links, sold-out

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by Jochen H.  on 19.07.2022
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Macht, was es soll. Früher hielten die Ketten gefühlt länger, diese hier war nach 2 Jahren und ca. 30 0000 Höhenmetern durch. Vielleicht bin ich aber auch nur stärker als früher.

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by Wilhelm S.  on 16.10.2021
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Edle Optik, super Funktion.

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