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Wippermann jr GmbH
Industryroller chain, bicycle chain
Founded1893, Germany
Key people
CEO = Dr. Stephan Gerber; Christian Hamann
ProductsRoller chains for bicycles, mopeds, and industry
Number of employees
about 400

Wippermann jr GmbH is a roller chain manufacturer located in Hagen, Germany, and founded by Wilhelm 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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