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chain length + cassette question(6 posts)

chain length + cassette question5ive
Jun 12, 2001 8:33 AM
I just received a new wheel with 12-25 cassette. My old wheel was setup with 12-27 cassette. Do I need to chain my chain to use the new wheel?

ps: Velomax Ascent Comp looks fantastic in person. And the wheels feel light enough to float away.
why don't you put the 12-27 on the new wheel?Kevin M
Jun 12, 2001 11:37 AM
Otherwise, try the new wheel with the existing chain. If the rear deraileur can't take up slack (small chainring and small cog), then take out one link (assuming the chain was the correct length to begin with).
re-doKevin M
Jun 12, 2001 11:41 AM
I just re-read my earlier post... the chain should be fine.
Off the topic slightly, but...Horace Greeley
Jun 12, 2001 12:52 PM
How do you like the Ascent's?? What other wheelsets were you looking at? What kind of riding are you doing? I'm looking to upgrade my wheels and I am looking at the usual suspects, plus Speeddreams.
Off the topic slightly, but...5ive
Jun 12, 2001 1:05 PM
I meant to say that I "just" got my ascents. As in, I took the delivery this morning and they are sitting next to me at work. I can't wait to put them on and take it out for a spin this weekend. I will post my impressions, but you can find others' reviews on this site. The ascents are spectacular looking, IMHO. And when I lifted the front wheel, I was thinking "Geez, I guess you CAN buy speed". Overall quality of construction seems very good. The only other wheel I was considering was Campy Nucleons. I'll probably fry for this, but I am not a huge fan of their stuff. I've test ridden nucleons and loved it, but I also know few people who broke spokes on their rear wheel. Honestly, in the end it was just my personal preference. I weighed price, weight, technological innovations, strength, and appearances and came to a conclusion that I simply wanted Ascents more than Nukes. And I will soon find out if I made the right decision. You asked about my riding... I'm not a racer. I'm only an enthusiast who enjoy tinckering with his toys. And I enjoy climbing which is the reason why I first looked into a light-weight wheelset. I, too considered Speeddreams, but I wasn't so sure about American Classic hubs. Again, just a personal opinion.

Hope this helps.

ps: Several dealers are still running the "pit stop" promotion on ascents. You get a set of tubes, rim strips, and axial pros at no charge.
Thanks for the input and enjoy the wheels (nm)!Horace Greeley
Jun 12, 2001 1:20 PM