If you ride all year round I suggest changing the chain twice a year. It's cheaper and easier than replacing a worn chainring or cassette. Also, it affords a great opportunity for cleaning the entire drive chain. When changed mine I discovered I had a bad pulley.
Handles the beatings just fine!
Please Note: We are not a retailer and do not sell these products directly. This product (Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 Chain) is one of millions of products available in our comparison shopping engine on GEAR.com. Browse, shop and buy from GEAR.com Trusted Stores. If you have any questions about these products, please contact the listed merchant for assistance.