• 01-01-2013
    OPC
    Giant Trance X2 Chain length question
    Happy New Years everyone.

    I have a Giant Trance X2 that I purchased recently (used). The rear cassette was worn out and damaged so I changed that along with the chain. I measured the teeth on the old chain vs. the new one and removed about 3 links. Turns out the "old chain" was to long to begin with...

    So does anyone know how long the chain should be? I have searched this forum and others with no answer.

    best regards
    OPC
  • 01-01-2013
    DennisF
    Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Chain Length Sizing

    From my experience, the simple formula works.
  • 01-01-2013
    rapsac
    Easiest method:
    Put chain around biggest chainring in rear (outside of derailleur) and biggest chainring in front and add two links (this to enable rear derailleur to work when using this (not really usable) combo. A shorter chain is possible, but may result in damage when using "big/big".
  • 01-02-2013
    OPC
    Thank you... My chain seems to be 8 to 10 links to long. thanks guys :)