Bicycle Mechanics - Shimano chain with Sram powerlink
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11-01-05, 04:04 AM
Is that possible to use the Sram power link with a Shimano XT chain ? Will it work good ?
Is that possible to use the Sram power link with a Shimano XT chain ? Will it work good ?If the xt chain is 9 speed, use a sram gold 9 speed link.
11-01-05, 07:13 AM
The regular PowerLink is no good ?
Doh?? Duno bout 'regular', but the 9 speed link is gold and the 8 speed is silver. The 8 speed sram link works with a 8 speed IG shimano chain but not the wider HG shimano chain.
11-01-05, 07:37 AM
So I guess that what I have is gold then , fine thanks.
11-01-05, 08:01 AM
While we're on the topic, my LBS replaced my chain a while back (with a D/A). I had wanted them to use a powerlink but they basically refused. I didn't argue the point too much (they had already done it), but is this just Shimano propaganda or is there some real reason that it might not work? (I think 9 out of 10 people I've asked say it's fine).
Sram says don't do it, so what's a shop to do? Indivudals have been doing it for years.
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