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I plan on getting a road triple so I can run a 26/39 2x9 set up on my 29er hard tail. Will I have to get a 73/118 width bottom bracket or will I be able to run the 73/113 that I have? Anyone with a crankset recommendation. Will run it with 11-32 and 11-34 in back depending on course / trail.

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G-Live said:
I plan on getting a road triple so I can run a 26/39 2x9 set up on my 29er hard tail. Will I have to get a 73/118 width bottom bracket or will I be able to run the 73/113 that I have? Anyone with a crankset recommendation. Will run it with 11-32 and 11-34 in back depending on course / trail.

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Greg
Remember that "ideal" mtb 2x9 chainline (using the inner two ring positions) will require a longer spindle to move it outward.

Road cranks start with an even more inboard chainline.
 

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Not to mention you can't even begin to choose your bb spindle length without knowing which particular crankset you're going to use...
 

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I am looking at the FSA Gossamer triple. Isis compatible. Sounds like I would need a 118 bb as well then.

The reason for doing this is I want to run 26/39 on the front of my hardtail 29er. Not many option in rings 26 and 38 or 39 standard mtb 4 bolt triples for the 4 bolt Truvativ Stylo cranks I already have. The stylo I have has a removeable spider which is an option but I have not found a spider to fit that would allow the rings I want to use.

EDIT: I just saw Padre's 39 4bolt 110 chainring in the 29er forum which led me to look on speedgoat at the Blackspire rings. Looks like I could eventually get a 38 or 39 and combine it with a 24 or possibly a 26 if I can find one and should be good to go.

Thanks again.

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You mean this crank (from FSA's website)?
GOSSAMER ISIS TRIPLE

Cold forged aluminum crank arms
Monocoque crankarm/spider
Precision CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifing
AL7075 Torx T-30 alloy chainring bolts
Length 170, 172.5 or 175mm
Q-Factor - 159mm
ISIS Drive only (118mm)
130/74mm bolt circle diameter
Chainrings - 53/39/30 or 53/42/30T
Chainline - 46mm
High-polish black anodized
690 grams
 

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Bikinfoolferlife said:
You mean this crank (from FSA's website)?
GOSSAMER ISIS TRIPLE

Cold forged aluminum crank arms
Monocoque crankarm/spider
Precision CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifing
AL7075 Torx T-30 alloy chainring bolts
Length 170, 172.5 or 175mm
Q-Factor - 159mm
ISIS Drive only (118mm)
130/74mm bolt circle diameter
Chainrings - 53/39/30 or 53/42/30T
Chainline - 46mm
High-polish black anodized
690 grams
That is what I was thinking but with a little more researc, it looks like I could get an unrampled 38 or 39 ring and couple that with a 26 small ring on my mtb crank. I think that is the way I am going to go. Running 22/36 on my FS 29er and really like the 2 ring set up.
Greg
 
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