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    11/34 +36t -11t on a (2x9) ??

    since this is the Cannondale Forum-

    anyone add a 36t (remove the 11t) on their 11/34 2x9 Scalpel Team?
    Is this ideal or should I just upgrade to a complete 10speed 12/36 XX

    I can spin just about any loooong climbs on my 34t x 29t but when I hit a steeeep wall- off the bike I go .

    The hills around here are getting tougher by the week or is it called age

    tia
    Last edited by spartan23; 09-11-2010 at 08:39 AM.

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    You will be exceeding the derailleur's maximum capacity. Sometimes you can get lucky and the setup will still work though. How will you be 'adding' a 36 tooth?

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    A guy named Culturesponge who frequents the Weight Weenies page and the Specialized page did it with an XTR and added the 36 and had it working with a Sram X.0 9 speed rear derailleur.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/culture...7667/lightbox/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/culture...9635/lightbox/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleRinger
    You will be exceeding the derailleur's maximum capacity. Sometimes you can get lucky and the setup will still work though. How will you be 'adding' a 36 tooth?
    theres a guy on ebay selling a custom 36t specifically for 2x9 users
    He says it works out fine

    I love my 34 but often I hit a wall that gets my HR to about 190

    the other day I rode a 20miler with 3700ft of climbs in 2:48 with my 34t, I bet I could have been a tad faster (or relieved) if I had a 36
    Last edited by spartan23; 09-16-2010 at 12:02 PM.

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    Why don't you just run a smaller chainring? 26x34 is even lower.

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