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Just finished building a new Inbred. The bugger has the advertised feature of "adjustable chainstay length". I can see you need to adjust the sliders a little to accomodate chain slack, but why would you deliberately set the chainstay length longer than necessary? What's the benefit? Doesn't it just make the bike climb suckier?
 

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woe said:
Just finished building a new Inbred. The bugger has the advertised feature of "adjustable chainstay length". I can see you need to adjust the sliders a little to accomodate chain slack, but why would you deliberately set the chainstay length longer than necessary? What's the benefit? Doesn't it just make the bike climb suckier?
Not necessarily. In many cases the affect CS length on climbing ability is overstated.

Longer stays can increase the stability when descending.

You now have the chance to test this for yourself, though some gear combos may be possible with just one dropout position.
 

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woe said:
...but why would you deliberately set the chainstay length longer than necessary?
It so you can set it as short as possible, with the size tire you want. With a big volume tire, you sometime have to slide the wheel back a bit for mud clearance. But, as Shiggy says....
 
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