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The DaYan ZhanChi is the fifth cube of the DaYan series and is quickly becoming one of the most popular in the market. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Fast and light
  • Incredibly flexible with corner cutting
  • Turns easily click into place
  • Features built-in torpedoes that minimize popping
Long story short, it’s been used in a ton of places by a ton of people. With this cube, there’s no slowing down.


Cube Dimensions57.0mm x 57.0mm x 57.0mm
Stock Color SchemeDaYan/ShengShou Color Scheme
Fitted Stickers3x3 57mm - DaYan Stickers
Release DateBefore June 2013

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DIY KitDaYan ZhanChi - DIY Kit
Replacement Parts3x3 Replacement Parts


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73 of 98 customers found this review helpful
By Michael Draughon on 05 April 2015
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
This cube is great, the turning is smooth and you can get a whole plethora of feelings on this cube, scratchy to buttery to crispy. The only downside is that the center caps fall out very easily, I normally have one fall out every 10 or 20 solves. Overall this cube is great, though.

Newest Reviews

Bit of work, but amazing
By Cole Dearlove on 05 January 2017
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
This cube is a very solid cube.

When I first got it, it was almost perfect. It felt smooth and turned easily. The only problem was that it popped pretty often.

After tensioning it, it popped significantly less but after doing many solves it started to become dry.

I then lubed it with Lubicle silicon lube, and it became very buttery. After working in the lube, it became perfectly balanced to me.

Corner cutting is almost 45º and reverse cutting is 3/4 of a cubie.

Overall a very solid cube and my new main (which wasn't hard because my previous cube was an old Rubik's brand).
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
Great for Beginners
By Rachel on 26 December 2016
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
I would recommend this cube to beginners, but not someone looking to upgrade.

The ZhanChi was my first cube. It gets the job done, but it's nothing special. It's a great cube for beginners, because it's fast and light. I don't like the plastic the cube is made of. It feels too cheap and light to me. I also made the mistake of getting the purple version of this cube, which I don't recommend doing. I've never had any problems with the cube popping, and it will only lock up if I try to corner cut over 45. The cube is reliable and controllable. I messed with the tensions to make it tighter, but I didn't need to lube it.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
The Best Cube
By Carlos Montes on 14 December 2016
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
Still have that same Rubik’s cube you had in the 80’s? Are you tired of the stickers coming off and peeling? Here’s a new take on the original family puzzle, the Dayan Zhanchi Speedcube.
The Dayan Zhanchi comes in at a moderate price for 11 dollars, about the same price as a brand name Rubik’s cube. The surface is waxed to maximize grip and comes with detachable center plates for custom tensioning and editing. The stickerless cube comes in the same colors as the Rubik’s cube, but has a hollow plastic that allows it move faster and smoother.
This cube comes pre-lubed to maximize performance, and the notches between pieces allows for quick snaps and turns. Solving the Rubik’s cube with the beginners method would take about 2 minutes on average, but with the Dayan Zhanchi you can cut that time in half and maybe even get it down to 40 seconds. Along with that speed you get a very high quality cube that will last ages without showing signs of wear. The Rubik’s cube is much more sturdy and annoying because of how mechanical the pieces are that they snap in the wrong places, while the Dayan Zhanchi clicks right into place with the slightest movement.
This cube would be great for anybody looking for a more durable, affordable cube that would let you progress faster with your solve times. It’s a universal standard for any speed cubing competitor looking to get into tournaments, and just having a good time.
Overall, the cube is great and has many advantages over the original Rubik’s cube, and still manages to maintain that nostalgia factor while allowing you to go faster with your solves. I would choose this cube as my go-to cube for anything.
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
The Dayan Zhanchi.......
By Ross Montgomery on 06 December 2016
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
was first released in 2011 and became many peoples 'instant mains'
it was widley considred to be the best speedcube on he market. But wth all these new fangled 'speedcubes' is it still such a great cube?


yes it is..........................................................-

just buy it it izz good
Great cube
By Kyle Svett on 27 November 2016
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
It's a really good cube turns well corner cuts pretty good but the one I got every time I solve or turn it the center caps fall off and I have to keep putting them back In that's my only problem with this cube
Issues with Center Caps and Logo Sticker
By Will Rogers on 26 November 2016
Product: DaYan ZhanChi
Great cube out of the box. I didn't need to tension or lubricate it. After about month of use logo Sticker began to peel off. The center caps also fall off all the time which has forced me to stop speeding solving with it. Great cube if they would fix the issue with the center caps.
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