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    Trade shimano xt 3x10 for xt 2x10 crankset

    Recently bought a tallboy MTN bike with a 3x10 xt crankset. After riding more mtns than I thought I'd prefer a 2x10 xt or xtr crankset. If anyone is interested in a swap of some sort please let me know.

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    Re: Trade shimano xt 3x10 for xt 2x10 crankset

    Save urself the work take the big chainring off, get a 2x front derailluer and done. Many like myself replace the big chain ring with a bash guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Save urself the work take the big chainring off, get a 2x front derailluer and done. Many like myself replace the big chain ring with a bash guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Save urself the work take the big chainring off, get a 2x front derailluer and done.
    There is no reason to replace the front derailleur with a 2x if you replace the largest chain ring with a bash guard. Just reset the H screw on the front derailleur so it can only use the two smaller chain rings. Works perfect that way for me.

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    Re: Trade shimano xt 3x10 for xt 2x10 crankset

    Ya true don't have to get a 2x derailluer cause current will work fine. I just did cause I switched from sram 3x8 to shimano slx 2x10, so new fd was needed in my case.

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    I plan on doing the same thing on my Santa Cruz Tallboy, only addition to that is I will add a Ronnie Ring inside the granny gear, so I can adjust the front derailleur limit stop to a point that would create chain suck otherwise. Works great to improve desperation moment granny gear dump downshifts. Had one on my last 26er and loved it. I dont grab the granny very often but when I do I want it to go now!

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    Thanks Gopriest. What crankset XT or XTR and what tooth count are you going with?

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    I plan to stick with the stock rings for now but will likely adjust up later once I get more of a feel for the bike (only been on it a month) Might as well get some wear ot of the stockers. My crankset is the stock OE XT that came on my SC tallboy.

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    By the way, the ronnie ring is $20, and is a slick setup, and ship out of Arizona. Ordered mine in black today for shimano 4 bolt pattern. Prompt friendly customer service

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