single use? simply copying sram
copy Sram?? not copy Kmc??
what i'm getting at is that sram went for silly single-use
links at 10-speed, when kmc had perfectly good re-usable ones, sram was not being innovative
shimano introducing a single-use link on 11-speed is simply replicating sram's lack of innovation
for me the benefit of a quicklink is easy removal for servicing, travel etc., which the connex link allows, and sram/shimano single-use links do not
Masterlinks already exists for ages.
Maybe the Connex style one, is patented? And therefore others choose a diff style?
Probably more of these concepts for master links are patented.
Maybe others like Shimano have reasons to choose for a style where things can't go wrong and sit more solid?
To limit confusion and warranty claims, not only for chains, bikes but also accidents.
You have a particular use where you choose as best choice the Connex.
But does that count for others too? Apparently not. Many people use kmc quicklinks and are satisfied. The Connex is expensive and the internet shows many that are not technical knowledgeable install the Connex wrong and having problems. Most people just clean their chains so now and then and for them the normal quicklinks are ok. When you need a cheap tool for it who cares.
Here on WW are especially people with exotic use. Special people with special needs. They often generalise and think their needs must be the needs of others too. Which simply is not true . . .
Btw KMC clearly states that their links are not re-usable.
But everyone that uses their brains can figure out that it will not cause problems to re-use a limit amount of times.