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Compatibility of new cassette and nearly new chain

The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
edited July 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
I know the accepted wisdom is to use a new chain with a new cassette as a matter of course,but I have a new XT cassette that I want to use with an SRAM PC991 chain that has done less than 100 miles.

Will it work or do I buy another new chain?
2006 Giant XTC
2010 Giant Defy Advanced
2016 Boardman Pro 29er
2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
2017 Canondale Supersix Evo


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    i would use it.

    i would put the normal wisdom more like this.
    if your chain is that worn that you need to change it. It is likely that the cassette will need changing as well. and visa versa
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Big Red SBig Red S Posts: 26,890
    Yeah, it'll be fine. The cassette will rack up it's first 'just under 100 miles' wear pretty quick, then it'll be absolutely fine.
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