v6 .5

Effect on Chain Geometry: Calculate rear wheel adjustment needed for all 3 setups (i.e. sprocket combinations)

Based on the needed sprocket distance, you can calculate how much you need to move your rear wheel either forwards or backwards.


In this case when you change your sprockets from Current (14-36) to Custom (15-38) setup, you will need to move your rear wheel 12,24 millimeters closer to your front sprocket. This is based on you keeping your current chain (or belt) of course.

The '<->' characters mean: move front and rear sprocket further apart, i.e. move rear wheel backwards
The '>-<' characters mean: move front and rear sprocket closer together i.e. move rear wheel forwards

This only works if you still have enough room to move your rear wheel in the right direction. If not, if the rear wheel is already at maximum front or rear position, the only option left is to get a new longer or shorter chain (or belt).
To find out how long that chain (or belt) needs to be or in other words how many links it should have, check out the next Help page where we determine what chain (or belt)  length we need by trying several numbers of links or teeth when belt drive bike:

Next: Calculate number of chain links or belt teeth needed to compensate for lack of wheel adjustment

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