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Wippermann jr GmbH
Industry roller chain, bicycle chain
Founded 1893, Germany
Products Roller chains for bicycles, mopeds, and industry
Revenue unknown
Number of employees
about 400
Website www.wippermann.com

Wippermann jr GmbH is a roller chain manufacturer located in Hagen, Germany, and founded by Wilfred Wippermann in 1893.[1] They make the Connex brand of bicycle chains and master links.[2] Their bicycle chains include such high-end features as nickel-plating, hollow pins, stainless steel, titanium rollers, and cutout plates.[2] In 2008, Wippermann published wear test results in which their bicycle chains performed well.[3] Wippermann chains are used by professional cyclists in the Tour de France.[4]

Wippermann at Leipzig Trade Fair 1954

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Other notable bicycle chain manufacturers include:


  1. ^ Lennard Zinn (December 22, 2011). "KMC, Wippermann chain test". Buyer's Guide 2012. VeloNews. pp. 42–46. Retrieved 2013-02-06. Wippermann is well known today for its high-quality bicycle chains. 
  2. ^ a b Lennard Zinn (May 13, 2004). "Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn: Recall, flipped Wippermann and more tubeless talk". VeloNews. Retrieved 2011-08-22. I would recommend the Wippermann 10-speed chains... I had installed the Connex Master Link upside down. 
  3. ^ "Wippermann chains, strongest in Industry" (PDF). Wippermann. 6 Mar 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  4. ^ James Huang (21 Jul 2010). "Race tech: More bikes of the Tour de France". BikeRadar. Retrieved 2011-08-22. Bolted on to the frame is a conglomerate of parts from a broad collection of companies [including] a gold Wippermann Connex chain. 

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