Connex Wipperman Ti Chain



samtheclip

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Has anyone used or heard of any info on Connex's Ti chain? I see that it saves about 60 grams over their S/S model. I know it is expensive but, I am not looking at the expense part. Some say it will stretch others say no. Any info is greatly appreciated.


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bg4533

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Originally posted by samtheclip
Has anyone used or heard of any info on Connex's Ti chain? I see that it saves about 60 grams over their S/S model. I know it is expensive but, I am not looking at the expense part. Some say it will stretch others say no. Any info is greatly appreciated.


"samtheclip"

Bump because I am interested as well. Anywhere online actually sell them?
 

samtheclip

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Some places sell it fo up to $350! I got mine on E-Bay for $225.00. If you look you can find it under $300.00. I am just looking for some reviews on it.
 

rv

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don't know of anyone using one. but knowing how much faster ti cogs wear, I'm not convinced a ti chain is a good idea. especially when looking at the cost/benefit ratio.
 

PSR

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There are basically two types of parts in the bike industry; those made for everyday, enthusiast, recreational-racers and then there are those that are made for professional racing. Carbon chainrings, Continental Super Sonic tires (~500 mile life), and Ti chains are some examples of the latter.

This doesn't mean that people without a US Postal contract cannot ride and enjoy them - quite to the contrary. However, they're just not designed for long-lasting, everyday use.

Pretty darn cool chain though!

I have the Stainless chain on my bike and I'm loving it.
 

samtheclip

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I just purchased the Campy 10sp all Ti cog's. Also this Ti chain. I only plan on using them for race day and that is all. I can't imaging that wear would be an issue here, right?


-Sam
 

bg4533

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Originally posted by samtheclip
I just purchased the Campy 10sp all Ti cog's. Also this Ti chain. I only plan on using them for race day and that is all. I can't imaging that wear would be an issue here, right?


-Sam

Titanium is a great metal, but I have not seen a lot of examples of it being used in moving parts where wear is an issue yet. Time will tell...
 

rv

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Originally posted by samtheclip
I just purchased the Campy 10sp all Ti cog's. Also this Ti chain. I only plan on using them for race day and that is all. I can't imaging that wear would be an issue here, right?


-Sam


as I said, don't know anyone with one so I have no first hand knowledge. but, intuitively, it causes me to wonder.

let us know, a few races down the road, how it utrns out.
 

mrowkoob

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I know several top group users (recreational riders) 9 speed Dura Ace and Record who use the Ultegra or Chorus cassettes because the titanium in the DA and Record cassettes wear out faster than the stainless ultegra/chorus. When I write wear out, I mean that most expect a cassette to last a season 6000-10000 miles and I´ve heard of DA/Record ones wearing out in a oneday race! (wet) and most needing change after 3000-5000 miles I´ve just gotten the new 2004 record group and cannot say anything yet about wear to that. There are ofcourse exceptions.
 

boudreaux

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Originally posted by samtheclip
I just purchased the Campy 10sp all Ti cog's. Also this Ti chain. I only plan on using them for race day and that is all. I can't imaging that wear would be an issue here, right?


-Sam
If you don't end up on the podium it's all moot.
 

Rozzano

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Originally posted by samtheclip
I just purchased the Campy 10sp all Ti cog's. Also this Ti chain. I only plan on using them for race day and that is all. I can't imaging that wear would be an issue here, right?


-Sam

Have you ridden your ti combo yet? Any comments?
 

samtheclip

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Not yet. I will try in out in the next couple of months when the weather warms up. I will post my feedback then.