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Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097

Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097

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Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 part number TH01221097 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH01221097

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road Only
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • Steel D-Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Konig
  • Class S Compatible
  • Assisted
  • No Rim Protection

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
  • High-quality manganese nickel alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Integrated rubber tensioners let you control the fit of your chains
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make it simple to install chains on your vehicle
  • Compatible with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESP or ESC) systems
  • Durable storage container, kneeling mat, gloves and mounting instructions included
  • Made in Italy


  • Application: 16" - 18" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Konig's CB12 snow chains provide an affordable way to enhance safety on icy, snowy roads. These chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excelletnt grip on snow and ice. The included tensioning device eases installation. Just pull the rubber strap taut to tighten the chain for a perfect fit.

Included with each pair of chains are mounting instructions, a kneeling mat and a pair of gloves, all packaged in a sturdy, reusable container.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates the width
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches

2004365097 - Konig CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 097

Replaces 01221097 Konig CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 097

Installation Details TH01221097 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/70-16
  • 205/55-17
  • 205/65-16
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/60-16
  • 225/40-18
  • 245/35-18
  • 245/40-17

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Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 - TH01221097

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (153 Customer Reviews)

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.

2010 Subaru Forester

I live on a mountain top in Western North Carolina where one of our recent snow falls left 10 inches of snow the first night. I refer to my driveway as The Roller Coaster because it is so steep and curvy and at 6:30 the morning I first used the chains, it was so covered that I had to guess where it was. I have an '03 Subaru Forester and with my Thule chains, I was able to go where the snow plows hadn't gone with no traction problems whatsoever. It was a week before I was able to safely take them off the car, but they're in the back for the next time I need them.

etrailer is fantastic! I ordered the chains on Saturday, Dec 25, got confirmation of my order that same day and had the chains the following Wednesday. I recommend both etrailer and these chains without any reservations on either!


Having driven in heavy and wet snow/ice for over 40 years I’ve used many types and sizes of chains. These appear to be of high quality and easy to install.

It has just started to snow again so I’m looking forward to trying them.


I haven't had to use them yet but they were so easy to put on & take off.


As a single woman about to do my first driving in the snow, I was very anxious about snow chains- what size and brand should I get? I stumbled on etrailer and was immediately impressed at how easy it was to find exactly what I needed. The video of how to install the chains was a life saver. The video gave exact directions on how to install the chains I purchased, step by step. If I ever need chains again, this is the place I would order from. Easy to order and even easier to install chains by watching the video.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

I order these to put on my 2011chevy cruze and the fit great. Very important to make sure the chains are twist and kink free before sliding them under the car. It's fully possible to install the chains with out moving the car which it great! I do suggest retightening after driving 100 or so feet to make sure they are still secure. I bought these to help with traction with snow as this winter has been bad so far and I want to be prepared. Easy to install even though it was my first time it only too a couple mins. To install. Very pleased with these and love the storage case to keep the at the ready.

2013 Hyundai Sonata

Great service. Got what I ordered.


Subaru -- We had to use the snow chains only once, on the Subaru. I had installed the chains the night before, as a test which went as advertised. The following day the chains were employed leaving our home. The road has twists and is moderately steep for a distance of three quarters of a mile, the surface was covered with about one to one and one-half inches of packed snow. The descent was very controlled and uneventful. When we were on level, slush covered roadway, we were able to pull over and remove the chains as advertised, very easily.
So far the truck has only had a "Test Run" in the garage, which again went just as advertised.

2017 Honda Accord

These chains are great. I have used the 6 or 7 times now and they work well. I used them once after getting stuck in deeper snow. I was able dig out around the wheel, put the chain on and drive out. I have also used them multiple times when my front wheel drive vehicle wasn't able to make it up snowy or iced hills. After attaching these I was able to make it up steep hills with little to no wheel spin. The chains work well once attached. Attaching the chains is easy and now that I am practiced chaining up take me about 5 minutes for both wheels.


Check out the etrailer video on Youtube for instructions to put these on. After a couple of views of one slightly misleading youtube video (the actual manufacture's one with the model number of these chains shows a part these chains do not possess) and finding another from etrailer putting these chains on a Subaru, we were successful in putting on these chains. They look good, go on simply, and have a case which will making stowing in the truck easily. Haven't used them yet on snow.

2005 Hyundai Sonata

The Thule snow chains look like they will do the job. I test fitted them to day and they seemed to go on quite easy. I go caught in a ice storm once and it was terrible on the highways. It is always good to keep a set of chains in the trunk just in case.

2009 Toyota Camry

Got them the evening of our trip, tried them on, they fit the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. We haven't had them on since the test fitting, the roads remained clear. With a few fitting I expect to find them easy to install.


These are best chains on the market that I found. Ive had others and they either broke or fell off the car. These chains I rely on to work every time. Easy to put on and to take off. Last years blizzard, the state shut the roads down, but my job requires me to be there. I was the only car on the road and the roads were not even plowed yet. 5 minutes to put on, less time to take off... these ain't your fathers chains. Best investment I've made for the winter time, and I've bought spares for all the cars in my household.


Easy install after learning the first time. Held up well. Will continue to use.


Great product The snow chains I purchased are great. I hope the last a lifetime.

2018 Volkswagen Golf



2018 Toyota Camry




Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains

Snow tire chains look great.
But storage
hard case was damaged with broken chips of plastic. Maybe better shipping packaging is required.

Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/06/2022


Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains

I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with these tire chains!! They're so aggressive and work well with my corolla. My at is front wheel drive and the weight of the motors sits perfectly in line with the tire/chain combination. They bite and dig right in the snow and ice. My drive way is very long as you can see and quite dangerous in snowy conditions. I've had numerous times where I've had to slip the chains on and it was a breeze. They're so easy to put on and off. I feel extremely confident throughout the winter season with the Thule tire chains in the back of my trunk. Thank you so much! You guys have great products going!

Hi, Austin. Thanks for the review. I just purchased these same chains and am wondering if you have ever had any problem with the chains scratching or damaging the rims? Thanks
-- comment by: John - 11/16/2014


Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains

The snow chains arrived quickly. They appear to the correct size for my tires for my vehicle, but I had difficulty in getting them to fit properly. However, there are two factors to consider: 1) I recently purchased new tires, which are at the maximum tire pressure and 2) I have never used snow chains before, so my experience in installing them was lacking. So, now I will await the net snowfall to try them out on the road for real.

Worked out as expected. I had the opportunity to use them three times during the wintersnowfall. I had difficulties the first time as I was inexperienced in using chains, but once I got them on, they worked very well. Te 2nd & 3rd time went much better in putting them on.
Marc - 01/07/2022


Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains

I used these chains for the first time to get me home after work when winter storm Jonas hit the east coast. The snow was so deep that I only had trouble when the snow started to pick my car off the ground. I made it all the way home with these chains but did notice a few links broke during the 30 minute drive home. I wasn't going any faster than 20-25 mph on the way home. I couldn't go any faster given how bad the roads were. These chains were easy to install and I did drive a few miles before stopping and retightening them as per the instructions. The chains can be used again even with the broken link but I will have to repair them in the spring or buy new ones next year.


Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains

Snow chains fit my application as advertised. Minor issue: one set of chains (I ordered two) label is obliterated. One container was placed on top the other without any padding or cushioning material. The top container destroyed the label of the bottom container. Not a huge problem as I know they are both the same size. If I needed to exchange them…like new and resell able may have been questionable. Otherwise, great service and communication, as always. Thank to all at etrailer.

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Ask the Experts about this Konig Tire Chains

  • Speed Limit when Using Tire Chains
    When using the Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule, item # TH01221097, 30 mph would be safe as long as conditions are favorable for this speed. We do not recommend driving any faster.
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  • Do the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains CB12 Come with Rubber Tensioners
    The Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains CB12 # TH01221097 that you referenced actually come with a rubber tensioner built into the chain system where the face of your 215/45-18 tire will be. This is a perfect solution for your 2017 Mazda 3. Attached is a review video for you to check out.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 VW Jetta with 205/65-16 Tires
    We have several different tire chain options that would be compatible with your 205/65-16 tire size. Before making a specific recommendation, I usually look online for a copy of the vehicle owner's manual to check what the vehicle manufacturer says about tire chain usage. In this instance, I was unable to find a copy, so before purchasing or using snow chains I'd urge you to check the manual and to follow any advice or prohibitions VW has regarding using tire chains. I'm going to guess...
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  • Thule Tire Chains for 225/40-18 Tires
    The XG12 tire chains # TH01594247 will not fit your 225/40-18 tires. For that tire size I recommend the CB12 chains # TH01221097. There aren't any XG12 chains for your particular tire size.
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  • Are Thule passenger Vehicle Tire Chains the Same as or Made By Konig
    Konig does make the tire chains for Thule and they are under the Thule umbrella. There are a couple of ways you can search for tire chains that will fit your 2011 Subaru Outback. You can use our hitch hunter and enter the year make and model vehicle and then click on tire chains. Or you can use the link below and search by tire size. Please consult the owners manual for your vehicle as some manufacturers do not permit the use of tire chains on certain vehicles.
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  • Thule Easy Fit Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 245/75-16
    Konig/Thule DOES offer an Easy Fit tire chain that fits your tire size of 245/75-16! For that you'd want the part # TH04115255 and you'd be set. These chains are really nice and install in a matter of seconds so they are the best option for anyone looking for a set of chains that doesn't require crawling around in the snow to install. If you check out the review video I attached you'll see just how easy they are to install.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for a 2012 Volvo C30 with 215/45-18 Tires
    According to the owner's manual for your 2012 Volvo C30, tire chain can be used on your vehicle if installed on the front two wheels and you are using the recommended size tires for you vehicle. Therefore, for your 215/45-18 tires I recommend taking a look at the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains part # TC1547. In regards to usability, price, and effectiveness the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Chains are one of my favorite set of tire chains. The diamond shaped pattern and square links provide...
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  • Tire Snow Chain Recommendation For 215/45R18 Tires on 2021 Mazda3
    Thanks for the photo, and your 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo sedan should have 215/45R18 tires, though I do recommend verifying. If so, for limited wheel well clearance you will want Class S compatible snow tire chains, and for that I recommend an option from Konig: - Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link # TH01221097 These require just 12mm of internal clearance, and are diamond-pattern D-links which will give your '21 Mazda3 excellent traction on both snow and ice. The...
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  • Self-Tensioning Snow Chains for a 2012 Toyota Prius v with 205/60-16 Size Tires
    I do have some tire chain options that will fit your 205/60-16 size tires on your 2012 Toyota Prius v but since Thule recently got out of the tire chain business the CS-10 chains are no longer available. Konig actually manufactured the chains for Thule and they have some options that are compatible with your tire size. If you like the self-tensioning feature of the Thule chains then I recommend the Konig part # TH00023095. These chains feature the same type of self-tensioner as well as...
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  • Best Tire Chains for 2016 Volkswagen Golf 225/40/18 and 205/45/17 Tires
    For the 225/40/18 tires you are going to need a set of the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 item # TH01221097. These are sold as a pair so you will only need one set. For the 205/45/17 tires you are going to need a set of the Konig Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - K-Summit - Size K22 item # TH02230K22. These are sold as a pair as well.
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  • What are the Safest Tire Chains to Use on My 2021 Nissan Kicks with 205/55-17 Tires?
    Without the exact model of CG9 Thule/Konig tire chains you have on your 2021 Nissan Kicks, I cannot confirm whether they are safe to use or not. However, judging by our available tire chains that are confirmed to fit your standard 205/55-17 tires, the safest chains we carry for them are the Konig Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - K-Summit - Size K33 # TH02230K33. The reason why these chains are the safest is because no part of the Konig Premium Chains...
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  • Do Repair Links Come with the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains
    The Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01221097 actually come with some extra links that you can use for repairs. If you don't already have repair pliers then part # TCRP3S is a good option to have as they were built for snow chains. These chains will fit your 2018 Mazda 3 as long as you have the 215/45-18 size tires.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2015 Mini Countryman AWD
    It looks like the 2015 Mini Countryman could have 1 of 3 possible stock tire sizes, 205/55-17, 225/40-19, or 225/45-18. For the 205/55-17 size the equivalent chains are # TH00204097. I have included a link to a video review of these chains for you. For the 225/40-19 tire size you can use # TH04115102. And for size 225/45-18 I recommend chains # TH00023100. The 3 tire sizes are different enough to necessitate 3 different chain models. But not matter what tire size you have on your Mini...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 2016 Honda Accord Sport
    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2016 Honda Accord Sport. It looks like there are a few possible tire sizes that this model came equipped with from the factory so you will just want to take a quick glance at the side wall on your tire to verify what you have. The manual for your Accord says to use chains on the front two tires only and to obtain chains that are designed to fit vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. It looks like the most common...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 235/40-18 and 225/40-18 Tires
    Before you select a set of tire chains you will need to review the owner's manual for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf. From my research, tire chains can be used on the vehicle if they are installed only on the front two wheels and are less than 15 mm thick. With that being said the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains are only 12 mm thick therefore will work well for you. However, for the 235/40-18 tires you will want to use part # TH01221100 (Size 100) and for the 225/40-18 tires you will want to...
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  • Tire Chains Compatible with 205/55/17 Tires on 2017 VW Golf ALLTRACK
    For your 2017 VW Golf Alltrack, the tire chains I recommend for your 205/55/17 tires are the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link # TH01221097. These will provide more solid grip on snow and ice and are made of high-quality manganese nickel alloy steel to last. These are Class S compatible for reduced clearance. If you really want cables instead of chains, I recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair # PW1034 if you want the ladder style. You will also...
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  • Picking the Correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for 2012 Hyundai Sonata With P205/65R16 Tires
    The correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chain for your 2012 Hyundai Sonata is the # TC1038 if you are planning on using these as an emergency chain. Finally, if you are going to be in an area where you will definately need tire chains, the Thule # TH01221097 is a solid choice. These chains have a D-shape links and are corrosion resistant. The Glacier chains are DOT compliant and Class S rated. I have attached short installation videos on all three choices for you. When using these chains,...
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  • What Tire Chains Offer Rim Protection for My Size 225/40-18 and 215/45-18 Tires on My 2009 Mazda 3?
    I have a great tire chain solution for you. Unfortunately, we do not carry a Konig CG9 model like the Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CG9 # TH2004205105 that will fit your 225/40-18 tires or the OEM size of 215/45-18 on your 2009 Mazda 3. However, if you are concerned about protecting your rims, I did find a model that will fit both tire sizes that includes the same outer covered band as the CG9. That is the pewag Servo RS Self-Tensioning...
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  • What Tire Chain Repair Links and Pliers do You Recommend for My Konig Snow Tire Chains?
    I have a great repair link for you. Even though we do not specifically carry Konig snow chain repair links, we do carry different brands (Titan Chain, Glacier, and pewag). It is important to note that you want to match the chain thickness with the current chains you have installed. I went ahead and attached a product listing of the repair links we carry. If you need extra assistance, feel free to respond to this answer with the thickness measurement of your particular chains. As far as...
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