I was giving my CX/road bike a spring clean the other day and decide to take the manky chain off and give it a proper degrease.
It's an SRAM PC-1091 10-speed chain that uses the PowerLock connector.
I know the PowerLock connectors are supposed to be single-use, but it was an absolute beast to remove. No way I could get it undone with bare hands, despite plenty of soaking in WD-40 etc. Eventually had to butcher it with a chain tool which bent the links before it finally let go.
(I've never struggled to get the MTB-style PowerLinks undone with my hands so I don't think technique is to blame)
So... are there better options for connectors?
Are they really that good?
Any reason I can't use them on that 1091 chain?
(Description implies they are only for Connex chains but I can't see why)