chain length

5xcr Posts: 195
edited April 2011 in MTB workshop & tech

simple problem, probably obvious answer.

I am about to fit a new slx rear mech to replace a xt mech, both are sgs long cage although slx is shadow, xt is not. SO,do i need to changed chain length to accomadate the slx?.

Thanks for reading.
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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    mech size and make has nothing to do with chain length.
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  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Put it around the big chainring, big cog, missing out the mech plus two links. Some will say one extra link, doesn't make a major difference
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