Haven't posted on MTBR forever, so forgive me if this is a repost, did try searching.
I'm looking to get the maximum gear range possible on a Canondale Gemini using two chainrings. I do need a bash guard and appreciate clearance--a third ring is out of the question. I am pretty much using this thing as an all purpose bike and currently run out of top-end on it all too frequently with the stock 22-32 rings and 11-32 set in back. The low gearing is fine as is, I don't want to raise or lower it.
I was thinking of going to 24 and 38 chainrings with an 11/34 cogset. I'm not sure if the front derailer is up to the 14 tooth jump, I've never run anything more than 12. I don't mind if changing chainrings winds up being a little clunky, but certainly want ti to be possible. I'd go even bigger on the middle chainring if its possible, but guessing 14 teeth is pushing it.
Appreciate any suggestions!
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