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    Reuseable SRAM 10 spd Powerlock

    Does anyone have any experience with the reuseable SRAM 10 speed Powerlock?
    See: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/190...-Of-4-2009.htm

    Any idea why they didn't have a reuseable 10 spd connecting link in the first place? For example, was it because of engineering or marketing?

    I hope it's as easy and handy as their 9 spd Powerlink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPie View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with the reuseable SRAM 10 speed Powerlock?
    See: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/190...-Of-4-2009.htm
    The product description does not match what the mfgr says.
    "PowerLOCK" means it is not re-usable.

    Any idea why they didn't have a reuseable 10 spd connecting link in the first place? For example, was it because of engineering or marketing?
    Neither. It is legal. They are trying to get around the Superlink patent by saying it is not re-usable.
    My Park MPL-1 (Master Link Pliers), says it is quite re-usable.

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    The above referenced website describes the 2008 PowerLock as a one time use link, but clearly describes the 2009 PowerLock as a reuseable link. You'd think SRAM would rename a reuseable PowerLock as PowerLink to convey the reuseable feature. I checked SRAM's website and did not find any mention. I assume I should call/write Pricepoint to verify accuracy of the description.

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    ^ Yes, you should. Or email. I have had such problems with their description accuracies in the past concerning small parts.
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    so how many out there are disassembling/reassembling their 10 sp PowerLOCK (not PowerLINK) chains? any issues? Obviously you can't remove it like the PowerLINK but otherwise any differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Neither. It is legal. They are trying to get around the Superlink patent by saying it is not re-usable.
    My Park MPL-1 (Master Link Pliers), says it is quite re-usable.
    Its the MLP-1, sram says it's not reuseable. Going to bet liability on a customers repair on that?
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    It's totally reusable if you have the Park pliers. No trouble at all.

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