Yeah, I know there are far cheaper chains out there. But this isn't some bolt on accessory. It is a vital part of your bike and having a cheaply made chain can not only lead to trouble, but it can be very dangerous. Having said that, I waited until I had a couple thousand miles on this one before reviewing. I am completely happy with it and it's performance has been top notch. A heads up though - this thing comes (literally) caked in chain grease. Like... wow! I made the mistake of mounting it first and then degreasing / greasing. Don't do that. Get all that stuff off first or it will end up everywhere!