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Can I swap out the existing 11-34 cassette on my Cannondale Synapse 105 Carbon for a 11-36?  Will I need a larger cage or more links in the chain?

Local hills a bit too strong for me now around Stroud so need a bit of help!

Crookie

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Crookie [6 posts] 1 week ago
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Ah!  Stand fast the front rank!  Just been down to my LBS Ark Cycles at Brimscombe and solved the problem by getting an SI chain set at 46-30 so no need to change the cassette.  Elegant and not too much money.

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alotronic [642 posts] 1 week ago
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36 is not meant to work but will with a wolf tooth or similar... theres a post on here that goes into lots of detail, but yes, cheap and easy to achieve what you want.

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Judge dreadful [436 posts] 2 days ago
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fukawitribe [2937 posts] 2 days ago
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For any future reference, 11-36 would have been fine with a RD-5800 GS without a hanger extender (Wolftooth, SunRace or loads on eBay for buttons) - they'll actually run more than that but the shifting does start to go downhill apparently.