KMC Missing Link 10R 10 Speed Chain Connector
The KMC Missing Link 10R is a 10 speed chain connector comes in a six pack and allows quick, easy removal of the chain without tools.
I purchased these to use with a Shimano XT Chain CN-HG95. I have used SRAM Powerlinks before with 9-speed chains, and they are both easy to connect when the bike is on the stand, and easy enough to install on the trail with just a multitool in the event of a broken chain. (I'd use my multitool's chain break tool to prep the chain for a powerlink, but wouldn't actually need any tools to connect the powerlink.) With the KMC Missing Link, I went something that specifically said it was approved for Shimano 10-speed chains, which this does, but it is a bear to put on, and took me at least a few minutes the first. Both pair I've used have worked without issue, but I don't know that I'd be able to get one of these off or on in the woods if I needed to. Removal is simple with the right tool. Four stars because it works and comes off fine, but doesn't give me confidence in my ride bag that a PowerLink did.