I used a SRAM Quicklink on my Ultegra 9 speed for years. (Quicklink allows the chain to easily be taken off without any tools for easy and more thorough cleaning) It worked great with both Shimano and SRAM chains. I now have a new Ultegra 10 speed with a Shimino chain, and I am looking to add a Quicklink or similar chain link . LBS tells me that there is no such device for a shimano 10 speed. They say my only option is to buy a Wipperman 10 spd chain, which comes with a "quicklink-like" link.
I went to SRAM web site and could find nothing (chains, link, or cassettes) for 10 spd. I found the Wipperman link, called Connex link, that can be bought separately. Does anyone know if the Connex link can be used on a Shimano 10 spd? Or, is there another solution that won't have me scrap a new chain well before its time??
The Wipperman Connex link comes in both Shimano 10 and Campy 10 versions. The Shimano version is new and not generally available. The Campy 10 link will work but it's wider than the proper Shimano link. I have one on my DA 10 setup and it works okay; the only problem I've noted is if in the small ring up front, the link will hit the big ring when the rear cassette is in the smallest three cogs due to the chain line.