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    New chain is skipping

    I've recently replaced my chain on my commuter bike and on the first ride the chain was skipping every time I applied decent force on the pedals. I didn't initially think the cassette was worn but is this likely the reason for this happening? Should one always replace the chain and cassette at the same time? Thanks

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    Try riding using cogs on the cassette that you don't usually and see if it still skips.

    I found I spent so much time using one of the cogs that I had to repace my cassette after just one chain worn to 0.75% to get it to stop skipping when I put on the new chain.
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    Time for a new cassette or chainring, possibly both.

    Weather or not you need a new cassette with every chain completely depends on when they are replaced.

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    I'd suspect the cassette, especially if the old chain was very worn.

    If you replace the chain before it get's very stretched out then chances are you can go through a few chain changes before needing to replace the cassette. Otherwise just let them both ride until they need to be replaced as a pair.

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