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    Thinking about going 2x9

    I'm thinking about converting my 3x9 set up to 2x9 by buying a 2x10 crankset like the SRAM S1400. If I understand what I've read in other threads then I would need the 2x10 crank and a 10 speed chain. What I'm unclear on is whether I would need to buy a new 2x10 front derailleur. I'd like to get by with my current FD and adjust the limit screws. Any input would be helpful. thanks!

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    Have you considered just buying a bashguard and putting it on in place of your big ring?

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    use your current FD

    if you want to convert to 2X9 and see if you like it, you just take off your 44t chainring and adjusting the H-Limit on your FD until you cannot shift onto the biggest chain ring. Either get a bash guard or you are going to find single chainring bolts for your middle ring.

    Or you can get a truvativ aka 2.1 Am crankset with comes with a bashguard and a gxp bb. Again just adjust the H-limit screw on your FD. I have this setup in 24t-36t front & 11-34t cassette and it pretty happy about it.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks for the input. The truvativ setup sounds interesting and I might have to look into it.

    However, I was really interested in getting the 26-39t that would be available with the SRAM S1400. I'm just not sure if my 3x9 FD will shift well with a 2x10 crank.

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    Give scram a call to confirm. 1-312-664-8800. They are on C.S.T.

    but I don't see why it would not work. I called Sram before I purchased the aka 2.1 crankset and they said it is basically the SRAM S1400 with bashguard, different chain rings, and some material/weight differences. I kept my 3X9 FD and just adjusted my H-limit and added some cable tension at the barrel adjuster on the shifter. Its been shifting great ever since.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    I've been running the sram s1400 26/39 on my 29er for a few hundred miles without problems with my 9 speed drivetrain. I have 3x9 front derailleur, sram x9 3x front shifter and a 9 speed chain. Simply readjust your limit screws and you should be good to go!

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    Thanks again for the input. Sounds like it should work no matter which route I choose. I'm also going to look into the truvativ AKA. Looks like it's pretty much the S1400 but with a bashguard. Even has the same weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearclaw View Post
    Thanks again for the input. Sounds like it should work no matter which route I choose. I'm also going to look into the truvativ AKA. Looks like it's pretty much the S1400 but with a bashguard. Even has the same weight.
    yeah, the bashguard & chainrings of the aka sold it for me. I got mine from outsider outfitters for about $143 with shipping but took 3 to 4 days to ship.

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