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Changing from 11-34 to 11-32 cassette on Epic

ramonzarateramonzarate Posts: 122
edited June 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
do i need to do anything with the chain or is the change so miniscule it will be OK? :?:

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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    You could resize it. It won't be huge difference, but wrap the chain through the front mech, around the big ring, around the biggest cog and NOT through the rear mech. Then add 2 links. That's the ideal chain length. Remember to take account of suspension movement though, ie, do it when the chain is at it's longest point in the suspension travel.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    If it is correct at the mo then remove a link. Easy if you have a master link. Cassette might not mesh with old chain though.
  • ramonzarateramonzarate Posts: 122
    just put a new chain on but cant get the cassette i want in 11-34, ill get the 11-32 and resize the chain no sweat.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    So get a different cassette, much of a muchness really.
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  • ramonzarateramonzarate Posts: 122
    cooldad wrote:
    So get a different cassette, much of a muchness really.

    not when you have OCD its not. :wink:
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Surely someone will sell it, use your OCD to find it?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    cooldad wrote:
    So get a different cassette, much of a muchness really.

    not when you have OCD its not. :wink:
    Awesome. You do know the correct way to size a chain is to remove one and a half links.





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