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    Chainrings

    I'm taking off my big ring in exchange for a chain guide, an E-Thirteen DRS, and I was thinking about thowing in the largest middle ring that would fit the DRS so I wouldent have to spin so much in the downhills. The largest ring that would fit is a 40T ring. My question is, do I also have to upsize my small ring from a 22T to a 26T for smoother shifting or would the shift between the 26 and 40 still be too large?

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    AFAIK, usually the biggest "recommended difference" between chainrings is 12 T, some people use a 14T jump successfully, but after that shifting suffers..
    Last edited by crisillo; 07-03-2007 at 03:01 AM.

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    So your saying that a 26/40T setup could be used but I might have better luck and def. better shifting if I decided to go 26/38 right?

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    exactly

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