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  • Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Add a pair of links. One set of liters with one set of inners.

    Junkyard
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    2 of each …lets keep the OP guessing 😉

    I dont know tbh but I have always just done 2 links ie one of each

    Suggsey
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    I know that this may sound daft but I need to make sure I have it right in my head
    I know its round both large chainring and largest ring on cassette and that it should be plus two ‘links’.
    Is a ‘link’ a set of inner and outer plates (4 pins) or is a ‘link’ just a set of inners or outers (2 pins)
    I keep looking at my SLX shadow rear mech and big ring to big ring its not pulling forward as far as it could (on a hardtail so no suspension issues).
    I am prepared for abuse so long as you answer the question too please 😆

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-length-sizing

    1 inner, 1 outer.

    Don’t go too short, there needs to be a noticeable bend at each jockey wheel when on big/big.

    PaulD
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    Shimano and SRAM define the extra length as 2 rivets (1 complete link) in picture form, so no mis-interpretation possible.

    Remember to allow for rear suspension chain growth on a bouncer.

    PaulD

    andyl
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    the “2 links” always confused me but yes. One inner and one outer.

    Look at Sheldon Browns site if in doubt.

    For full suspension I let all the air out of the shock, compressed the back end fully and then did exactly the same as on a hardtail.

    Suggsey
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    Thanks all, pictorials always explain it best for me 😛
    Off in the garage fist thing in the morning to take out some extra links 😉

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