Tip: SRAM Power Link Gold 9-speed Connector
Today I installed my new cranks and idlers. Everything went very easy except I forgot how to open the SRAM Power Link Gold 9-speed Connector I use on my chains.
I had forgotten that the link needs to be both compressed and squeezed at the same time to open.
These Power Links are great to have on your chains. No more chain tool and spare pins, no more taking the chain apart several times to get it to move freely. These links if clean and you remember to squeeze in both directions at the same time just come apart with no hassle.
I initially worried that Power Links would weaken the chain but after about 30k miles using them I haven’t noticed any downside.
For about $4 each they are a great buy. Better still buy your new chains with them already installed.