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    The Connex site lists Campy and Shimano and SRAM specific models. Is there cross compatability? Example....could a 10X1 work on a Shimano cassette? Or are the chain dimensions so exact that they only work with one brand cassette/derailer and chain ring, etc?

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    The Campy-width 10X1 probably won't work very well on a Shimano 10-speed drivetrain as it is 6.2 mm and Wipperman's Shimano-spec chains are 6.0 mm wide. The Shimano-spec chains will work on a Campy drivetrain and, in fact, Campy's own ultra-narrow chains are now 5.9 mm.

    I called Wipperman's distributor about using their Shimano-width chains on a 10-speed Campy bike and was told they would actually be better than their Campy-spec'ed chains. The fact that Wipperman's Shimano chains are generally less expensive than their Campy chains is a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    I called Wipperman's distributor about using their Shimano-width chains on a 10-speed Campy bike and was told they would actually be better than their Campy-spec'ed chains. The fact that Wipperman's Shimano chains are generally less expensive than their Campy chains is a plus.
    Wondering if you tried that and if you found it to be true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin
    Wondering if you tried that and if you found it to be true?
    Not yet as my Wipperman 10X1 (came with the build kit) is still in good condition. When the time comes to replace it, I plan to get one of their Shimano width chains, or even (horrors!), use a Shimano 10-speed chain.

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    Thanks. Keep us updated on how that works.

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