New cassette - chain question

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jmsp
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by jmsp

I'm thinking about changing my 11-26 cassette to a 12-27 one.
If I change the cassette, should I add another link to the chain?

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by efeballi

It will most probably work fine. Check your current setup in the big-big. If the derailleur cage can still go forward a bit, you'll be fine.
However, the chain will skip over the cassette if one is worn and the other is new.


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by eric

A one tooth difference would be a half link which is not possible on modern bicycle chains.

But as pointed out above the chain you have is likely long enough.

jmsp
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by jmsp

Ok, thanks for the advices.
Probably it will be fine without any change in the chain. I'll have to test it.

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