Connect A Chain With A SRAM Powerlink

Introduction

A SRAM Powerlink means you can connect a chain without tools. It's easiest to do this on the bike if you have a 'C' shaped wire hook to connect the chain together. It's easy to make one of these from a broken spoke. A Sram Powerlink looks replaces one outer link of chain. Prepare the chain 1/2 an inch short with an inside link at each end.

Step 1

<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Connect the ends of the chain using the ‘C’ hook.
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Hook

Connect the ends of the chain using the ‘C’ hook.

Step 2

<h3>Step 2</h3><p>Insert half the SRAM Powerlink into each end of the chain.
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Insert

Insert half the SRAM Powerlink into each end of the chain.

Step 3

<h3>Step 3</h3><p>Line up the pins with the bigger part of the ‘keyhole’ in the other half of the SRAM Powerlink.
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Line Up

Line up the pins with the bigger part of the ‘keyhole’ in the other half of the SRAM Powerlink.

Step 4

<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Push the pins into the keyhole then pull the two ends of the chain apart to close the SRAM Powerlink .
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Connect SRAM Powerlink

Push the pins into the keyhole then pull the two ends of the chain apart to close the SRAM Powerlink .

Pro Tip

Run the SRAM Powerlink to the top – pulling – section of the chain. Hold the back wheel still with the brake and press gently on the pedals to pull the Sram Powerlink into the locked position.