No, not necessarily. Plus, you just cut it to length anyway. Depending on your gearing, you may not be able to add a couple links. You'll just have to see. The easier way would be to drop a tooth on the front sprocket, which will give you some more room. Or just remove the hugger.Ok thanks guys. Glad to hear that.
So when i have to replace the chain, i should a buy a slightly longer chain?
Yeah, gonna try that first, some spacers, otherwise i'll just get rid of it.You will love the different the 55 feels over the 50!!! That extra 5 mm makes a guge difference.
As for the fender, get rid of it, its ugly anyways, or just be creative and as PJD said above put some spacers under the bolts to raise it up a few...