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    Default chain length

    is there a formula for figuring out how many links you need, or is it simply adjusting your derailluer tension?

    I recently put a new chain on my mtn bike and found it to be really slack.

    any advice?

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    Default All the info you will ever need


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    Well..I found this will help you..

    Bicycle chain is always 1/2" pitch, so 1 link = 1 inch.
    Rounding a bicycle chain up or down by 1/2" requires a maximum of adjustment of 1/4" of chainstay length to produce the correct tension in an un-tensioned chain. I.e. exactly 1/4" where the gear cogs are of the same size, a bit less when they are different sizes.
    1" is usually slightly more than the minimum amount of extra chain required to wrap around 2 gear cogs when a derailleur is used.


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