I would like to run a 22-26-Bash on my 2005 XT Hollowtech crank. Originaly I wanted to run a 22-32-36 and think of the 36 as a faux bash, so I got a Raceface 36t and quickly found out that it is totally unsuitable as an outer ring. So, I searched this site and went to a gear calculator and I am pretty sure a 22-36 will cover my needs. But, I have some concerns. First, I noticed that the width of the base of the alluminum RF chainring is much thicker than the original steel shimano 32t ring. Will this cause the chain to get caught on upshifts? Will it drop off the 36t and miss the 22t on down shifts? Would a Blackspire be any different? I would sure like to hear some feedback from others who have changed to this set up and what worked best.
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