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    Specialized Crave 29

    I am looking at this bike, I really like the looks.

    Specialized Bicycle Components

    I was wondering would it be possible to put triple chainring instead of double without other modifications (gears or cassette) for it to function properly?

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    The Deore shifter can be switched between 2 or 3x. The front derailleur can just be adjusted. I would put a SLX triple crankset from Ribble on. Everything else will work.

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    What about xt trekking crankset?

    Bike24 - Shimano Deore XT FC-T781 Crankset 3x10-speed 48-36-26 - black

    is it too much?

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    No. But you can add a better front derailleur and maybe some Schwalbe tires since you are already paying the shipping.

    Or if you don't need that 48T go XT 42/32/24 from Ribble at 10% off til Tuesday $115 shipped.
    Shimano XT M780 10 Speed Triple Chainset including Bottom Bracket, Chainsets, CHAINSETS MTB
    To see the price without VAT choose the destination and currency.
    $81 for a SLX which weighs nearly the same.

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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish that the stock gearing won't provide?

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