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    Replacing 44t ring with a bash guard, do I need 2x10 front derailleur?

    My current setup:
    SC Tallboy C with 3x10 SRAM XO 22-33-44 rings & 11-36 cassette.
    I have decided to install a 34T bash guard instead of the big ring.
    Should I stay with the 3x10 front derailleur or would a 2x10 work better?
    Also, any suggestion which bash guard?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    My current setup:
    SC Tallboy C with 3x10 SRAM XO 22-33-44 rings & 11-36 cassette.
    I have decided to install a 34T bash guard instead of the big ring.
    Should I stay with the 3x10 front derailleur or would a 2x10 work better?
    Also, any suggestion which bash guard?
    Thanks!
    Just adjust the high limit screw.
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    You might have to install a longer limit screw to fully limit the derailleur from moving too far out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    You might have to install a longer limit screw to fully limit the derailleur from moving too far out.
    You won't need to do this, just turn it in. With the bashguard there the chain isn't going anywhere, adjusting the limit screw is basically just to keep the front shifter from clicking into the big-ring click. Also, a two-ring der. is a waste of money if you are using a bashguard.

    As far as bashguards, how much bashing are you going to do? I use an e13 turbocharger and a bbg "downhill" on two bikes. I like the aluminum better for crossing deadfall, especially on sideslopes, where the plastic guard freaks me out that it is going to slide laterally. But.... the bbg is a little flimsy and bends, though it is easy to bend back. For the price, it is great, and recommended if you are going to rarely hit stuff. The e13 seems much more solid and would be better for slamming rocks at high speed and sliding off them. I don't know for sure because I don't do that, and I wouldn't if I rode a tallboy either.

    Bottom line: aluminum is better for crossing logs, I think, but maybe something tougher than bbg.

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