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    Cassette?

    I was looking to upgrade to full X.7 with a build kit from pricepoint.com. But on the cassettes they have to option of a 11-32 or 11-34. What is the big diff in the two and which will help me more? I ride mainly on NE Alabama which is pretty hilly.

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    Also by the formula on here I end up with 45T(11-34) and 43T(11-32). So I'll need a long cage on both. Right?

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    It really depends if you need/want that extra gear or not. There's not right answer for this one. I personally run a 32T low gear in the back but if was uncertain, I'd go with 34T.

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    2 or 3 ring crank up front? What size rings?

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    I just found the build kit you are talking about on Pricepoint...

    Truvativ Fire X Cranks right?

    If you plan on keeping all the rings than yes, you'll need a long cage. If you plan on getting rid of the big ring and replacing it with a bashguard a medium cage will work. If you plan on getting rid of the granny and big, keeping on the 32T middle and going 1X9, a short cage will do the trick

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    The one that come in the kit is 3 ring 22x32x44 but I'm looking to go to a 2 ring 22x32 maybe just dropping the big ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post
    I just found the build kit you are talking about on Pricepoint...

    Truvativ Fire X Cranks right?

    If you plan on keeping all the rings than yes, you'll need a long cage. If you plan on getting rid of the big ring and replacing it with a bashguard a medium cage will work. If you plan on getting rid of the granny and big, keeping on the 32T middle and going 1X9, a short cage will do the trick
    Yes thats it. Just what I was looking man Thanks a ton. Now I need to start looking for a bashguard lol. Dunb question but the bashguard will bolt in place of the big ring right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwhitt1981 View Post
    Yes thats it. Just what I was looking man Thanks a ton. Now I need to start looking for a bashguard lol. Dunb question but the bashguard will bolt in place of the big ring right?
    Yes....just remove the big ring and insert bashguard in its place. I highly recommend BBG bashguards. http://www.bbgbashguard.com/Mountainbike.html They're inexpensive and durable. When picking out a bashguard you'll want to choose a 32T 104BCD size guard.

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    Cool thanks. I will have to change my FD also or can I adjust that one to work? Sorry for the dumb questions it just this will be my first real upgrades and I'd hate to buy a ton parts that I cant use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwhitt1981 View Post
    Cool thanks. I will have to change my FD also or can I adjust that one to work? Sorry for the dumb questions it just this will be my first real upgrades and I'd hate to buy a ton parts that I cant use.
    Nope....you don't have to change your front derailleur or front shifter. You'll want to adjust the high gear limit screw (labeled "H" on the derailleur) on your FD to not allow/block the derailleur to go past the second ring into the third. Easy adjustment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngm6dr-1na0

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    Thats good. Thanks again man

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