I ride an Ultegra triple with 2800 miles. I've read about the SRAM link that makes it easy to remove and replace the chain for cleaning & lubing. Went shopping for the SRAM link at LBS and the mechanic recomended replacing the chain since it had 2800 miles and was probably worn & stretched. I measured the chain and it is exactly 12 links in 12". I was under the impression that measurment was the wear test.
It rides and shifts well and I was only trying to make it easier to do preventative maintenance.
He also said that they didn't recommend the SRAM link with the Shimano chain as they were slightly different lengths and would cause problems. Any Opinions?