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    help with my new chain

    im putting together a specialized enduro comp, its a 9 speed shimano deore setup. anyways i bought a 8-9 speed chain. and i dont have the old one.

    stock wise the new chain is to long and has alot of hang, how short
    should i go to get it as a right fit ?

    heres a link to the bikepedia info
    2002 Specialized Enduro Comp FSR - BikePedia

    thanks for the help

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    Check out this video @ about 45 seconds they start talking about how to size the chain accordingly. The video shows a road bike, but the concept is the same.


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    perfect, thank you very much !!

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    Here is the article I used. I went with the simple formula.

    Park Tool Co. » ParkTool Blog » Chain Length Sizing

    Just be conservative -- you can always take more off. I shortened mine as per the formula, then replaced my 32-tooth ring with a 36, and had to add two links back. It repeatedly broke where I reconnected it, so am running two master links now.

    When you finish, double-check that the rd cage does not rub on the cassette when in the big ring and shifting from the second-biggest to biggest cog.

    Sorry such a long answer to a simple question -- I learned all this the hard way

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