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    Sram Prolink compatible with Shimano?

    Can you use the Sram prolink connectors on Shimano DA chains..or any shimano chains for that matter?
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    If you're going to use a quick link you really need to know how the overall width compares to the overall width of the chain. It's counter productive to use a link that is wider than the chain.
    Will it work? yes
    Is it a good idea, not necessarily.

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    Ok for the 9 speed chain but don't/useless on a 10 speed. Sram 10 speed power link is non-removable link, that is by hand. You need a chain tool to take it out. Defeats the purpose I guess.....

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    I have been told by a trusted wrench that he uses the Wipperman 10-Speed connectors on his Shimano Ultegra chains without any issues at all. I am kinda waiting for my present chain to give way before trying to mount a Shimano Ultegra chain joined with Wipperman 10-Speed connectors.

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    I'm getting kind of mix responses on this issue so far. I guess I'll have to try it myself and come up with my own conclusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klam View Post
    I'm getting kind of mix responses on this issue so far. I guess I'll have to try it myself and come up with my own conclusions.
    You are getting mixed responses because you didn't say what speed chain.

    10 speed - no

    9 speed - yes

    8 speed - depends

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    true...my bad. Its for 9spd. Thanks for clarifying.
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    In the future, I recommend this nine speed chain, made for Nashbar by KMC. http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...at%3A%20Chains
    It comes with a re-usable connector link that's virtually identical to the SRAM Powerlink. Why buy a Shimano chain? From my experience, they're not terribly durable, and they don't come with a re-usable connector link. SRAM chains are preferable to Shimano, in my opinion, as well. But these Nashbar nine speed chains seem to me to be just as good as SRAM, and they're less expensive. Check Nashbar's website the next time you need a chain, the $17.99 current price is the highest I've seen for their nine speed chain, they're usually on sale for $10-$15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klam View Post
    true...my bad. Its for 9spd. Thanks for clarifying.
    You're welcome.

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