How many links belong on a factory MBT trek marlin?
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    How many links belong on a factory MBT trek marlin 5?

    How many links belong on a chain for a factory mtb trek marlin 5?
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    How long is a piece of string?

    It would be impossible for anyone to answer your question without knowing
    C = Chain stay length
    F= Number of teeth on largest chainring.
    R= Number of teeth on largest rear cog.





    Better yet.... just use the small-small chain sizing method and you'll never go wrong.

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    "c" is The speed of light in vacuum, make sure u use the right units.
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    African or European?
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    Not helpful .

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    Quote Originally Posted by s10aromeo View Post
    Not helpful .
    If you can't follow the video, there's no help for you. Take your bike to a shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s10aromeo View Post
    Not helpful .
    You don't answer questions like that w/ a specific number of links. You size the chain by a method that doesn't involve counting the number of links. Troll elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s10aromeo View Post
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    pretty sure a hammer and a screwdriver can fix the problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by s10aromeo View Post
    Not helpful .
    Every bike is different. The process in the video shows how you determine how long your chain should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post


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    I need a new kit. I shorten the chain 4 links. It still skips when in top gear and lowest

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    Quote Originally Posted by s10aromeo View Post
    I need a new kit. I shorten the chain 4 links. It still skips when in top gear and lowest
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    Face it, he needs new shifters.

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