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    Chain slipping/skipping on new bike..

    So new bike problem. Eagle with 34t ring but switched to a 28t. Shortened chain. So only on the lowest 4 cassette rings I get a skipping. Itís not jumping between gears but it is almost like chain is not squarely fitting teeth thus when chain comes around cassette it first hits rivet then chunks itís way into the proper space (make sense??). Never had this problem. Again everything new. Could chain be too long? Thanks for advice.

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    Seems like it could be a number of things, misaligned der hanger, barrel adjuster tune, too long chain, poor initial install, chainline, etc. Can you take it back to the shop where you bought it so a mechanic can take a look? Hard to diagnose from here.
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    Did you buy same offset chainring? Eagle is very finicky. How many chain links did you remove?

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    This ^^^^
    You need the proper offset for 12 speed.
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    I had skipping in the smallest cogs on a new Eagle system. The skipping was worse the smaller the cog and the greater the torque. Turns out the chain was a bit long. Removed a link and that allowed the derailleur to keep the chain tight on the smaller cogs and thus prevent skipping.

    This was on a new bike. I was suspicious just looking that the chain had been installed a bit on the slack side. Your results may differ. I have over 500 miles on my set up now with zero reoccurrences.


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    Chain length can also be the culprit. There are vids on youtube showing how to measure chain length for an eagle setup. Chain length, B-limit adjustment all have to be done at sag point.

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    Wonít believe it-mechanic put quick link upside down. Eagle quick links are specific compared to 1x11. Didnít even think to look. Ugh

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