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    Gearing and chain length question

    Hey hey...I own a Kona Honzo and I'm running a 34x19 that gets me pretty darn close to running the wheel slammed in the chainstays. Jumping up one tooth in the rear to 20 sends the wheel pretty deep in the dropout and needs a separate longer chain. Does anyone happen to know if running a 32x19 uses the same amount of chain as the 34x20? I'm hoping it may use less so I can still have the short stays with a similar gear to the 34x20 by using 32x19.
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    Find a non-N/W chainring and use a half link? And no 32/19 is a different length than 34/20. Good rule of thumb is to add the size of the chainring and rear cog together and if the number is the same they should use the same length chain. Like 32/20 and 36/16 both equal 52 teeth and should use the same length chain.

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