SRAMPowerLock Link for 12-Speed Chain

Missing link.

The PowerLock Link is the missing link between SRAM's evolved 12-Speed Chains and, well, themselves. With the PowerLock Link, you can shorten your Eagle chain without using a tool and risking the (inevitable, it often seems) mishap: a link, an ill-fitting pin, a brand-new chain mangled beyond repair.

  • SRAM's tool-free solution to chain installation
  • Eliminates the risk of mashing pins and damaging links
  • Recommended for one use only
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the added insurance of carrying a spare master link with me on long rides. I actually carry a 10, 11, and now 12 speed master link just in case. I have been fortunate enough that I have not broken many chains, but I have been able to help out other stranded riders on 4 separate occasions. If you have a tiny fraction of space in your super enduro hip pack or your Camelbak or seat pack or whatever your flavor is, you should keep one of these on you. It WILL come in handy.

Keep one of these in your pack

    Saves the day when you break a chain.

    Essential for saddle bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Wouldn't leave home without one.

    Saved my ride

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I never used to carry this, but I finally decided to bring it along. The second ride out with it, my chain broke. I was so glad to have this link so I didn't have to walk 10 miles out

    No reason not to carry one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So small that you won't even notice it is there. until you or your friend needs it. Then you'll be happy you thought ahead and that you are not hiking back out.

    Keep it in your pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    You will only break your chain once on the trail until you start keeping this in your pack. After one long walk back to the car I now always keep this in my pack! You won't even need any extra tools to install it.

    This is a must have for anyone with SRAM Eagle!

    Carry it on trail

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'd recommend carrying these with you on trail. It's so small it fits easily into literally any pack, frame bag, or pocket. If you're out in the backcountry and your chain breaks it's gonna be a bad time. One of these could save you a lot of unnecessary hiking some day and installation is quick and easy.

    Great for a spare

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I always keep a spare master link in my pack. This one works great, keep in mind if you have a tool or pouch that has a dedicated spot for a master link, this might not fit because its curved. It does not work with my Industry Nine Matchstix

    You can never be too prepared

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's always nice to have the peace of mind that you're prepared on the trail and will be able to get home. Nothing worse than breaking down on the trail and not having what you need.

    Ride prepared

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I always keep a spare link in my backpack when mountain biking, in case of a broken chain, save yourself the misery of a long walk back to the trail head.

    Be prepared

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Always a good think to have. It's nice that they come in the four pack. A few for at home and a few for the road. Also they look SICK!