Connex Wipperman Ti Chain

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  1. samtheclip

    samtheclip New Member

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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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  2. bg4533

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    Bump because I am interested as well. Anywhere online actually sell them?
     
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  4. bg4533

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    ok...when I heard expensive I thought $75-$100. $300 is just insane.
     
  5. samtheclip

    samtheclip New Member

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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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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?


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  9. bg4533

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    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...
     
  10. rv

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    If you don't end up on the podium it's all moot.
     
  13. Rozzano

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    Have you ridden your ti combo yet? Any comments?
     
  14. 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.
     
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