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    how many chain links on a 08 Jedi?

    Hi guys,
    i recently got a hold of a 08 Jedi frame and i want to start building it

    my question is, how many chain links should there be on the chain?

    im gonna get the SRAM 991 chain which comes with 114 links out of the box,

    is that enough?

    thanks guys

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    If I remember I think you add 4. I always buy 3 chains 2 for spares and 1 for extra links. Ill be redoing my chain tomorrow and its the same from 08-10
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    thanks bullcrew! ill do as you advised with the chain, im going to run it with s X9 short cage derailleur and a 11-32 rear cassette and a 66 rc3 upfront.

    still thinking on what rear shock to put on it, Elka maybe?

    i read all your reviews about the jedi and im stoked on finishing is and riding it already!
    meantime my SX trail will have to do
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    Elkas a great choice, Im really liking my vivid 5.1 c-tune as well Im really impressed with it. I came by it on a fluke and decided to run it till the roco wc air gets back and Its a new 2010 version. No issues I actually like how it handles, the Elka was good I rode one on the other jedi for a short period of time its what was on it.
    With a shortcage Id go 3 links I ran medium cages. Id go 3 links with a short cage, Ill have to see what its at on mine this one I slapped a short cage on and the chain was already done.

    SX trails are pretty kick @$$ bikes definently a good freeride machine!

    Good luck and cant wait to see the build.
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    hello,

    Having owned an 08 jedi, Short cage Der, 991 chain, and 36t up front with a 11-32 cassette i took 2-4 links out i believe.

    You should be fine with your chain. It may take all of it but i doubt it will take more unless you are running a 40t up front.

    For shock i would suggest the elka. I loved how it felt. Easy to tune too.
    for reference i owned a roco wc air since bullcrew talked it up so much and it also works amazing. It tracks really well and smooths out the trails like no other. I didn't like how it felt off jumps that much though. It took a little extra effort since it rebounds so fast. Also its air and it seemed a little more suceptable to elevations changes than other air shocks i have ridden. I had to constantly check the air pressures to make sure they were just right. I ended up selling it since i was using the bike more for FR. Got the Elka and loved it right off the bat. It still tracks well but feels a lot smoother for jumping. Its crazy cause you can run the rebound fast but it never gives you the bucking feeling. Also Elka has great customer service and its a pretty decent price for what you get.

    So in my opinion.
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    thanks for the quick replies guys !
    as for the chain, i have the same setup as you had CB, Short cage Der, 991 chain, and 36t up front with a 11-32 cassette, so i guess ill take your advice and try taking off 2 links at first and see how it goes.

    as for the shock, i have an Elka on my SX trail and and i love it, changing to it from the DHX 5 coil i could feel a noticeable difference in tracking, hit, and high speed stability,

    so i guess i would stick with the Elka on the Jedi aswell, my style is more of a 70% freeride 30% downhill so the Elka will suite me

    going along pretty well with the build, only missing the rear wheel and rear shock now, ill be running the 66 RC3 upfront for awhile, just to see how the frame performs with 180 upfront.

    u guys dont happen to have a 36T taco bash for me aye ?

    i will keep the forum updates with my build cant wait to get it done
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    before you take any links off just run it through and see how it looks. The quick link makes it easy to check. Its easier to take extra links off then put them back on. Im pretty sure i took 4 off but its been a while.

    I know bullcrew ran the 66 rc3 up front and seemed to like it.

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    thanks climbingbubba, ill run a full chain at first and i start taking off links as i see what fits better.

    the 66 i have will have to be on it for a few months before i can get enough funds for a new fork

    ill try to get my hands on a zochhi rocco WC to test it on the frame, see what fits me most
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    Make sure you take the shock off and cycle through the travel. There is some chain growth. My medium frame w/ medium cage and 36T took almost the entire Shimano chain (maybe 2 links out?).

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    On my '09 Jedi I had to use a full length 991 chain + 3 links from another chain = 117 links to use with a Sram X.0 mid-cage length

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    Cable guy - im going to get my new rear wheel shortly for the Jedi, so i will remove the shock once ill have the chance to put the rear wheel on it

    hey Pat, what size of a front chainwheel are you using ?

    im going to use a 36T on it.
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    I'm using a 40T and sometimes 42T

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    I've seen chains between 110 and 118 links. I have a 36 with a road cassette and have 110 links. The suspension has a small amount of chainstay growth and also shrinks. It's about +3 to -3 so if you look at most bikes there in the + 20-30mm range. I recommend that Jedi owners make there chain system as tight as possible. It doesn't need much slack to take care of the 3mm and it will keep your chain from slapping and everything running smoothly.

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    congratulations on the new frame.

    eli,

    congrat' on the new jedi,
    did you got any progress on the bulid?.
    any pic's?

    so this is the secret frame.
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    they are looking just fine

    you can ask me.....anyway i rode them with 7\8 links with 36t its a L frame and the chain tend to grow on the chain guide
    any how start with 9\10 links and see how the shifting works
    and build them!!!! i want to remember how it was....

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    hey guys

    just a quick update with my 08 Jedi

    heres a pic in progress
    still waiting for the rear shock to arrive

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    by the way guys, how many spacers you use on the drive side of the crank? 1 or 2? im having a bit of trouble aligning the chainline
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    I had to use a 1.25mm spacer behind the idler pulley and 2 spacers on the BB (drive side) to get a perfect chain line on mine.

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