Cassette swapping question

Tom_UK Posts: 171
edited October 2012 in Workshop
Hi, hope someone can answer this one
Would swapping from a 11-28 to a 11-23 cassette with the chain set up for the 11-28 be ok or cause problems?
Not wanting to swap chains each time
11 speed and 53/39


  • pinarellokid
    pinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    it already copes well will the chain on the 11 cog so isnt being made to go any slacker, so i cant see a problem,
    Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels
  • Buckled_Rims
    Buckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    With quicklinks it should be easy and quick to change chains. As an 11-23 (as with a 53/39) is a racing cassette I'm assuming you want to race with it. If so, taking the extra few links out of a new chain with save weight and have a slight efficiency gain.
    Kona Jake the Snake
    Merlin Malt 4
  • Tom_UK
    Tom_UK Posts: 171
    Thanks for the replys

    Yes it's for racing, the new dura ace 11 speed doesn't come with speed links and I'm not sure when kmc or someone will bring one out so would rather not swap chains if I can avoid it if this set up would cause no problems
    Thanks again
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Save weight by removing a few links ? Exactly how much ?

    As per PK's post, if it's handling 11-28 OK, 11-23 is just the same but not shifting to the lowest two cogs.

    Leave the chain alone, unless it's worn and skips on the new cassette