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    How to? Change from 3 Ring to 2 Ring with Rock Guard

    I am interested in going from a 3 ring to a 2 ring w/bash guard up front.

    What do I need to do?

    I've got X-9 shifter, XT front der and Truvativ Stylo cranks
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    You need to remove the big chainring. Install Bashguard. And adjust the front derailleur so it will not shift the chain up onto the bashguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    You need to remove the big chainring. Install Bashguard. And adjust the front derailleur so it will not shift the chain up onto the bashguard.
    Just tighten the limiter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigshaf
    Just tighten the limiter?
    Pretty much. Just make sure that you can still shift from the small ring to the middle ring when the chain is in the smallest cog.
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    Wouldn't you need to adjust the high limit screw?

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    Ya high limit on front derail., also lowering the front derail. will help middle to granny and vice versa shifting and shorten chain length all will add up to better performance.

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    Sorry to tag along, if I'm the wrong area let me know. My question is,

    I bought a bike with two rings and a bash guard. What is the main reason you would want to get rid of a few gears? Mainly down hill riding or do you just not need to go through that many gears.

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavish62
    Sorry to tag along, if I'm the wrong area let me know. My question is,

    I bought a bike with two rings and a bash guard. What is the main reason you would want to get rid of a few gears? Mainly down hill riding or do you just not need to go through that many gears.

    Thx
    I ride mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area and Tahoe. We just don't have the long flat trails that warrant me riding a big ring. That said, I am sure there are a ton of guys on here that crank away at that big ring all day on my trails. I'm not that rider. I typically only use my big ring on the road back to my car. I do however play on rocks and trees a bunch and would get good use from a bash guard.
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    Craigshaf, thank you for the info that helps. I am going to ride the bike a bit and see how I ride and see if I will use the bigger ring for more speed maybe.

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    Keep in mind that if you decide you want to keep all three rings but could also benefit from a bash guard, there's the Big Ring protector.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/133...-Bashguard.htm
    If it ain't broke, fix it 'till it is.

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    Get a chain guide too. I got this when i converted my bike from 27 speed to 18 speed with a bashguard:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/152...hain-Guide.htm

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