KMC Snap-On Link Sucks

I recently swapped the chain on my single speed to a new one, KMC S1. And the quick-link system on that chain sucks for one reason: it is not meant to be reusable. Here it is:

Chain Link

I did not know that when I was buying that chain. I supposed it would have a multi-lock link like the rest of KMC chains I have had before. Why would anyone imagine having such one-time connection mechanism is sane, when there are already more reliable methods, like this one:

Multi Link

Not having that third locking spring on the link makes it more prone to spontaneous disasembly, I suppose. Let’s see how this chain will hold up. And I’ll have to get a separate quick-link for it, I suppose. Sigh.


Written by Grigory Rechistov in Uncategorized on 27.10.2016. Tags: kmc, link, snap-on, sucks,


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