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    Chain Slipping issue....

    I should preface this question by saying that it only just occurred to me
    to write this at work and I did not check the wear on my cassette.

    Anyway, I was riding this weekend in extremely wet and muddy conditions,
    I had lubed the chain up pretty well before the ride.

    As I was climbing and I switched to a higher gear to do some standing the
    chain would slip out under pressure. If I shifted my weight further forward
    it would ease but that would take weight off my rear tire.

    Does this sound like it could be just the mud/wet? or is a new cassette in order?
    Drivetrain is all fairly new.

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    Was there mud/debris packed in the cassette and/or the chain?

    8/9 speed setups are fairly sensitive to muck.
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    another question

    By "slipping out" do you mean skipping over cogs or shifting down a gear? I've had trouble both ways. Skipping cogs is definitely a worn cassette. Ghost shifting can be a combination of worn cassette and something going on with the shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    By "slipping out" do you mean skipping over cogs or shifting down a gear? I've had trouble both ways. Skipping cogs is definitely a worn cassette. Ghost shifting can be a combination of worn cassette and something going on with the shifter.

    It was skipping cogs. To answer Shiggy's it was not really packed with mud/

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    couple things check for a stiff link although that seems unlikely due to the intermitent nature of the problem also i have had a bit of luck shortening the chain on my 2x9 setup not sure if this would work on 3x8/9 setup though due to the lenght of the chain

    DMR

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    Measure your chain. Put one pin on the 1" mark and go out to 11". If that pin is 1/16th" past the pin you have a worn out chain. If that is the case and the skipping just started you might get away with just a new chain. If it has gone on for a while you may need to get a new cassett. You also need to check/replace our chain rings as well
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