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Just tried to install a new xtr 10 speed chain, but both of the connector pins broke halfway in. Only 2 are included, is this the only safe way to join the chain?
 

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I am running the SRAM 10 speed power lock with a 10 speed Shimano chain no problem. I have heard the KMC is better - the only reason I haven't tried it is because the shop selling SRAM links is 400 meters away - the nearest shop selling KMC is 10 miles away....
 

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Just tried to install a new xtr 10 speed chain, but both of the connector pins broke halfway in. Only 2 are included, is this the only safe way to join the chain?
How the hell are you breaking pins when installing them? Something tells me that you're doing it wrong.
 

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Just tried to install a new xtr 10 speed chain, but both of the connector pins broke halfway in. Only 2 are included, is this the only safe way to join the chain?
Bummer!

Two suggestions:
1. Go to a bike store and have them show you the proper way to join a chain
2. Buy and use a Shimano chain tool and get some extra pins at the shop in return for their time

Best of luck.
 
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