• 11-19-2012
    eyco
    chain langth for 1x9 with short rd?
    How many links should it be?
  • 11-19-2012
    thomllama
    same with any.. it depends on the frame, gear sizes... bla bla bla... always use the..
    wrap around largest rear and largest front and add 2 links... (not thru any derail's!!)
  • 11-19-2012
    eyco
    Now i have 114 links on 36t front and 11-34 back and long cage.. so with sort cage i should lose some links? Or its ok as is?
  • 11-19-2012
    Joules
    cage length does not determine chain length. It's the other way round - chain length determines what derailleur you need.
  • 11-19-2012
    thomllama
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    cage length does not determine chain length. It's the other way round - chain length determines what derailleur you need.

    what he said..
  • 11-19-2012
    LWright
    Rear suspension? Don't forget to add for more distance.
  • 11-19-2012
    thomllama
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LWright View Post
    Rear suspension? Don't forget to add for more distance.

    ya... what he said... too ;)
  • 11-19-2012
    eyco
    ok so ill just install the new derailleur and see how it go's :thumbsup:
  • 11-19-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    cage length does not determine chain length. It's the other way round - chain length determines what derailleur you need.

    It is neither. The big/big gear combo (and chainstay length) determines the chain length. Has no affect on which RD is used.

    Total gearing range determines the RD cage length needed
  • 11-19-2012
    customfab
    137.5 link would be the perfect length for your mystical bike.
  • 11-20-2012
    AlexRandall
    No no, its 42....that is the ultimate answer to everything
  • 11-20-2012
    ryguy135
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    It is neither. The big/big gear combo (and chainstay length) determines the chain length. Has no affect on which RD is used.

    Total gearing range determines the RD cage length needed

    Finally a correct answer! +1