The 11sX is the top 11-speed chain from Connex. It features stainless steel inner links and nickel-plated outer links to make this chain extremely long-wearing and resistant to corrosion.
The Connex 11sX chain works perfectly with all 11-speed Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo systems. The new extensively chamfered outer plates ensure rapid and silent shifting on all systems. And the "Speed Wing" outer plate shape reduces chain weight by 20%. And, as with every Connex chain, shifting feedback is positive and immediate. Every Connex chain comes with the famous Connex link. Precision manufactured in Hagen, Germany.
The 11sX also works perfectly on 1x11 set-ups and shifts even more quietly than some system-specific chains.
Note: The 11sX is functionally identical to the steel 11s0 chain. The difference is that the 11sX has stainless inner links and nickel-plated outer links.
R W Hyde
5.0 out of 5 stars The best bike chain in the world!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018 Verified Purchase
If you haven't tried a Wippermann, then you haven't enjoyed the optimized and quiet shifting that you could be enjoying. Sure it seems like an extravagant purchase, but one ride and you will quickly see, hear and feel the difference. I like the stealth gear changes I get with this chain and it looks nice too. The gear changes are quick and VERY smooth, both going up or down and even under load. I can now say that I've tried all of the popular chains in the last 3-4 years and even though it costs a bit more, it also seems to last a bit longer and that helps preserve my expensive cassettes as well. It comes with the connex link to easily remove it for cleaning and lubrication too. I just can't say enough good things about this chain.
- "...worked flawlessly for 700 miles of riding mostly cyclocross, including 14 races. The shifting was on par with any Shimano, KMC, or SRAM chain we ve used before." -Spencer Powlison, VeloNews. Read the full review at Velonews.com.
- Michael Hotten of RedKitePrayer.com replaced a Shimano DA 9000 chain with a Connex 11s0. "The Connex moves between cogs no faster than the 9000. What it does offer is a more positive feel. The German chain responds to rear derailleur movements with a click as it moves to a new cog. If you are all into that buttery, Shimano feel, this may not be a plus. But in rough conditions or during hard efforts, I appreciated getting the feedback." Read this great review here.
- Dan Empfield of Slowtwitch.com calls it "the equal of Shimano's Dura-Ace chain." Read the entire Slowtwitch review here.
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Dimensions: 1/2" x 11/128"
Pin length: 5.60 mm
Roller width: 2.20 mm
Pin Material Boron-hardened steel
Pin Ejection Pressure: >2000N
Weight: 270 g
For all 11-speed systems - Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM