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Currently have a stock 42-32-22 setup, thinking about going with a light-weight 34-24.

Any thoughts, comments?
 

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Running a race face 34t alloy middle ring and a race face 24t steel inner ring. I love it. I never really needed the 22t anyway and I honestly don't notice a difference between my 34 and my old 32. Next time I need rings I might got 26/36 to force me to pedal harder yet. :thumbsup:
 

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I run 36 & 24 Raceface rings, with a 11-34 cassette. I think it's perfect for 29ers - it has the low gear ratios I need, and I never need to go higher.
 

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I run 36 & 24 Ta Chinock rings on XTR 970 cranks, with 11-34 cassette, It´s perfect for 29ers I think too, but in the future I would like to try a 11-36

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I run 36 & 24 Ta Chinock rings on XTR 970 cranks, with 11-34 cassette, It´s perfect for 29ers I think too, but in the future I would like to try a 11-36

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I'm interested in this gearing for my 970's.Are you using anyspacers on your 36t ring?
 

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36/24 would make more sense, 24t chain sucks less in muddy gritty conditions.

11T's on the rear are very inefficent so you want to move to big enough on the front, to not have to use a 11T or get anywhere near if possible, I think 14+ is okay.

So a 14-36 on the rear with a 24-36-48 on the front makes much more sense.
 

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I ran 34/22 with 13-36 out back, recently switched to 34/20 (thanks to actiontec) 11-34 rear. I have a 35t ring waiting for the front when its new drivetrain time. But the ultra low gearing is helpful in Lake City, CO, once the 35 is up front my range will go from 34/13 and 22/36 to 35/11 and 20/34 - both higher and lower... I haven't noticed a shifting difference going from the 22 to the 20, and hope the 35 won't be an issue. Neither 34 or 35 rings are ramped.
 

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sfmoto39!

the 36 ring are on the standard position of the middle ring, I use the spacers only on the 24

5000kms this winter and never chains suck

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26/36 Front rings

Thats exactly what I did. I converted my 22/32/44 with a 12-34 rear cassette to a 2X9 with 26/36 up front and an Ultegra 12-27 rear cassette and found I had a whole bunch more close ratio gears to choose from and got rid of a lot of weight at the same time.. I'm riding faster that ever. You may have to play around with your gearing until you find the right combo but having the right gears is everything. I recommend trying it :thumbsup:
 

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sfmoto39 said:
Min
I'm interested in this gearing for my 970's.Are you using anyspacers on your 36t ring?
I've been running TA rings up front 38/26 on my XTR970s for about a year now. 38T in the middle, 26 in the granny with ~2mm spacers. If the outer FD adjustment pin falls short of stopping your upshifts, get a 5mm longer one for more adjustability inwards.

Here's a link for what it's worth:
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=498107
 

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34-11 combo = 3.09:1 ratio
44-14 combo = 3.14:1 ratio

Close enough to equal for me, which means you only lose the 44-11 and 44-13 combos on an 11-34 cassette at the top end. Gives me plenty for sure, especially when on trail. Plus better chainlines, better clearance, lighter weight, simpler shifting etc etc.

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