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I want to set up an XT 760 crank set with 22-32-bashguard, and an XT 760 front
derailleur.

How should I set the derailleur height? Should I run it lower, as if the
32 ring is the "big-ring" of a triple set-up?

Or should it be set-up normal as if the bash guard was the third ring?

Either way, I know to set the limit screws to not allow travel into the bash guard.
I would think that it would be best to lower the derailleur to the 32 ring height,
but wanted to ask, and see if there was a reason not to. Thanks!
 

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The safest thing to do is to leave it set up as if you were running 3 rings, except adjust the high limit screw, as you mentioned. If you lower the derailler, you could potentially run into clearance issues with the swingarm on a FS bike. A lot of that depends on the bike that you are using.

If the bike is a hardtail, then lowering the FD should work OK if there's room for the FD lower on the seat tube.
 
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