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Replace the chain when you put a new cassette?

gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
edited March 2009 in Road buying advice
Hello guys,

I am planning on replacing my 9sp Shimano HG50 12-25 cassette with a 9sp Ultegra cassete 12-27 cassette. Will that work straight out of the box or do I need to replace the chain?

Also, do I need to do anything to the mech/shifters as the cassettes are slightly different?

Thanks a lot,
Gabriel
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Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Generally yes unless the chain has had very little use. Using a worn chain could accelerate the wear on the cassette. You shouldn't need to adjust your gears either.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Brilliant - cheers Monty Dog :)

    Chain was due to be changed anyway so all the better
    x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
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