|Sram Power link on Shimano Chain?||Al Long|
Mar 20, 2001 2:06 PM
|Was wondering if this set-up is O.K. Has anyone tried this with success? Thanks, Al|
|re: Sram Power link on Shimano Chain?||Bender|
Mar 20, 2001 2:37 PM
|I'm sure Shimano has 'dialed' their chain to work with their drive-train (their excuse to buy more Shimano) however, I really like the ease of service with the SRAM Powerlink. That said, I would in no way recommend mixing the Porwelink with the Shimano chain. I think you'd be asking for drivetrain problems. Would the Powerlink even fit the Shimano? Why not just use the whole SRAM chain? SRAM makes a great alternative to the big S and the durability, performance and price (albeit, on sale) is on a par. I use the SRAM chain on my mountain bike (with a Shimano drive-train) because it's so easy to remove and clean. The shifting performance is acceptable and wear has not been greater ther any other chain I've delt with.
My two cents worth......
|re: Sram Power link on Shimano Chain?||Ian|
Mar 20, 2001 2:43 PM
|I have used Powerlinks on Shimano chains for just over one year with no problems. One bike road, one off road. Both are 9 speed and use the gold Powerlink. I tried a Sram PC-89R chain on my road bike, but as soon as I put it on, my shifting performance slipped. Went back to Shimano, shifting was great. Now, I know that is subjective and many people have had the oppisite experience, but I am sold on Shimano chains.|
|re: Sram Power link on Shimano Chain?||LBS Guy|
Mar 20, 2001 3:22 PM
|It may work to mix the chain and link but is not recommended, plus shimano chains wear out about twice as fast as Sram chains, My bike came with a Shimano chain and after 2 weeks of riding it was worn out, not terribly worn out but enough to need to replace it before it destroyed the rest of my drivetrain, i've had a Sram chain on there ever since(about 7 months) and have checked it every weekend and its still in perfect condition, no problems with shifting have come into play, Sram deffinately is a more durable chain, and alot easier to clean without having to put in a new pin if you want to break it and take the chain off.