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    Turning a D460 into a 2x9

    The 1x9 thing isn't doing my knees and out of shape body any good. Was thinking of turning it into a 2x9.

    Has anyone tried this? Any issues? Clearance with the bigger chainring and chainstay?

    Was thinking of running a 26/34 or 36. Haven't given it much thought on the larger chainring yet.

    Are there issues with using the existing 104mm cranks? Will I need new cranks?

    Thanks

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    did it with my d440, plenty of room for the tire still... tossed an old triple crank I had laying around, and an LX front D (both vintage '95) that I had ling around still... and a 7.0 (i think) grip shift I got for under $10 shipped off ebay, (actualy I got a front x5 shifter from a friend who'd upgraded after killing his rear shifter)... but did the grip shift at some point... tossed a 22t granny and 32t ramped ring on the stock crank at some point... worked well

    a cheaper option may be trying out the 12-36t cassette out back.
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    I did it to my d440 as well,but running a 22/32/bash,no issues whatsoever,best mod I did (and there were many)
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    Thanks for the input. I went ahead and put a 22/32 with bash guard. And I love it.

    Will post pictures soon

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    Glad you liked it,can't wait to see the pics!
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    want to add a front d to my d440

    What size and top or bottom pull? Planning on trying a 42/26 combo up front on the stock crank.

    Anyone know if that is an issue with the stock setup?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mike

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    I had a triple 42-32-22 on mine using the stock x5 rear D and it worked fine.
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    Absolutely love the way the bike turned out. Rides like a dream with perfect gears.

    32/22 11/32

    Added a Rock Shox Tora SL. Next is 180mm discs. The 160's are warping a bit already.
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    haha I forgot how close I had my front D to the chain stay... looks nice man
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    Looks great, congratulations!

    How do you like the Tora?

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    I'm really impressed with the Tora. It's super smooth.

    Did a lot of research on it and wasn't going to get one, but couldn't pass up the deal at REI. I'm very happy with it.

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    Looks killer
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