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Old 05-12-10, 06:44 PM   #1
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do master links wear out?

I have been using a wipperman connex link on several dura-ace chains for a total @ 4000 miles
never had any issues, do they wear out?
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Old 05-12-10, 07:18 PM   #2
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Yup. It may not be an issue currently because it is just one link, but eventually it will cause a skip or just snap.
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Yup. It may not be an issue currently because it is just one link, but eventually it will cause a skip or just snap.
No less than any other link in the chain. Sram masterlinks are made of more durable material than the chain themselves, so they will wear SLOWER.
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I used a Conex link in the same Wippermann chain for 6200 miles and it was still working fine when the entire chain was replaced.
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