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  1. #1
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    Convert 3x to 2x chainring question

    Did a search to no avail.

    Im running 2013 Shimano Dynasys 3x Deore crankset on a Diamondback Overdrive Pro. The shifters can be set up 2x and I'd like to run it that way. Rear derailleur is XT with the magic switch.

    I'm looking for the cleanest chain ring spacer or bash guard to replace the big ring. Bike is used for XC so I'm looking for something light.

    Pics of your setup would be great.

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    Raceface Light bash is pretty clean looking (Pic isn't mine, it's from a MTBR review.)

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    Convert 3x to 2x chainring question

    Help out a small business and get a BBG custom bash.

    I have 2: nice looking, bombproof, good value

    "I ride my bike to ride my bike"- Zen proverb

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    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

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    Re: Convert 3x to 2x chainring question

    If you are just taking off the big ring and replacing it with a bash you leave the front shifter in 3x mode. The 2x mode is for if you change for a 2x specific crank.

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    BBG even has a 1/16", drilled bashguard - 26 grams. Might be somewhat expendable but it is light.

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