- What's the point in quick links / power links?
Because the ends of the pins are splayed out to hold them and the plates in place, so re-using a pin breaks or bends that end when you punch it out, which usually* leads to a join that’s weaker than the factory-set ones, and often ends up stiff if you don’t get the pin placement bang on.
*always, to be honestPosted 9 months agodownhillfastMember
You just a chain tool just for removing links or shortening the chain, and a quick link to rejoin it.
It doesn’t get any simpler than this.
Use a chain tool to remove the excess links, then join the two ends with a quick link.
I use an x-toolz tool to “undo” quick links if I need to, you can do it by hand though.
Tbh I just use a chain bath/cleaner thing, so the chain rarely needs to come off anyway.
I think quick links are a nice idea, but not really necessary.Posted 9 months agomick_rSubscriber
If you break a mech then quick links also make it faster and easier to replace. Had to do this in car parks, at races etc on a number of occasions for kids / friends.
If you run singlespeed and want to swap ratios then splitting the chain at the link and adding another ql and bit of chain made it easy. Each 4 tooth ratio change is approx one full link. (mine is geared for hilly off road but occasionally swapped for a flat local race course).Posted 9 months agoaracerSubscriber
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