Did you actually buy this with your own money?Villadsen wrote:I assume you're speaking from experience?
Yea, I do.
you're saying you can get a standard chain lifespan from this chain that will be the first time I've heard someone claim that
Well I do. How many did you talk to who actually has this chain? The main parts are made out of steel just like any other Wippermann. I cant see why it would last any shorter than an ordinary chain.
Zero directly. Never knew anyone willing to justify spending on it. Some rich dude through the lbs put one on his bike I heard it was replaced along with the rear cassette before it hit fifteen hundered miles. The premature wear ruined the cassette, a worn chain will do that. I've also heard about it in the magazines and in forums like this one! I recall because I was interested when it first came out but after the reviews and advice, I stayed away.
It's not the steel links that are the problem, the Ti rollers wear too fast. Shouldn't come as a surprise, Ti is great in frames, etc., but not as good a material choice in parts that wear. You put the chain checker to check wear, between <i>the rollers</i> .. need I say more.
I shifts just as good as any other Wippermann chain.I've heard they shift crappy tooEither way, can you justify spending $300 bucks for a chain that's about 20g lighter, if at all?
Read my first post a bit further up. Then you will know the answer.
I also find that this can be an individual thing, what someone considers shifting fine is a bit subjective .. and maybe someone that bought the chain is more likely to defend it. Also, it's very possible to use a chain well beyond it's lifespan. Many riders do without even knowing it. It's because the cogs and rings will wear with the chain. see: http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/art ... 457.0.html That's what happend to the guy I referred to earlier, he used it too long.
Good for you if your experience is as you say. Who knows, maybe wippermann changed materials or hardened the rollers after the first year or something.