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    SRAM Powerlink on SS chain...

    I did search and read a thread back from 2007 where most said they've never had a SRAM Powerlink break on a SS chain.

    After 3 years of using an old chain (no Powerlink) on my SS, I finally broke it this week powering up a hill. I am installing a new Niner rear cog and figured it was time for a new chain rather than repairing the old one. I've got a new SRAM chain in the parts bin, so figured I would use it.

    Am I good to go with trying the Powerlink on my SS?

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    I did search and read a thread back from 2007 where most said they've never had a SRAM Powerlink break on a SS chain.

    After 3 years of using an old chain (no Powerlink) on my SS, I finally broke it this week powering up a hill. I am installing a new Niner rear cog and figured it was time for a new chain rather than repairing the old one. I've got a new SRAM chain in the parts bin, so figured I would use it.

    Am I good to go with trying the Powerlink on my SS?

    TIA

    Yes

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    Yes, no problems here too

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    Yes. Been using them for 10 years on my SS.
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    Thanks all! New chain with Powerlink is now installed with my new Niner 17T cog. It was a nice little New Year's Day project for my Karate Monkey.




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    I have broken several 9 spd Power links on the SS over the years....it happens.
    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.:nono:

    Ebikes are not bicycles :nono:

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    I have had no problems for 3 years on 8 speed powerlinks

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    We the people ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I have broken several 9 spd Power links on the SS over the years....it happens.
    Says the guy that also broke 3 frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    I did search and read a thread back from 2007 where most said they've never had a SRAM Powerlink break on a SS chain.

    After 3 years of using an old chain (no Powerlink) on my SS, I finally broke it this week powering up a hill. I am installing a new Niner rear cog and figured it was time for a new chain rather than repairing the old one. I've got a new SRAM chain in the parts bin, so figured I would use it.

    Am I good to go with trying the Powerlink on my SS?

    TIA
    As a Clydesdale on SS, I put some stress on drive trains.. No problem with the power link as originally installed.

    Only got about an hour of use when I tried to reuse one however. I won't try that again.
    If it's not powered solely by you, it's motorized.

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    Yes running 2 on one of my chains. No troubles

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    I ride with a group of about 12 other SS'ers and the majority of them are on SRAM 8 and 9 speed chains with Powerlinks and have had no issues. Most of them are re-using them as well. One guy removes his chain every few rides and uses the same powerlink with no issues.

    I just switched from a SRAM P7x chain to a 971 with a powerlink and have had no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bit_lizard View Post
    Says the guy that also broke 3 frames
    .....it happens.
    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.:nono:

    Ebikes are not bicycles :nono:

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    Depending on gearing I run 2 with no issues.

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    I've used Powerlinks and not had any problems with them but I much prefer the traditional joining link on a singlespeed. Far easier to remove and refit, in my opinion.
    I'm disappointed to see that KMC have given up supplying one with the Z-610 HX chain, instead using the Powerlink type. Who needs that on a singlespeed?

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