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    22/32/44T chainring set compatible with turbine on my Rocky Element BC 29 ?

    Need to change chainrings on my Rocky element 970 BC- which is totally stock equipped- current setup is with 24/32/42T Turbine 10 speed -

    would like to go down to 22 T- would the 22/32/42 chain ring set work?

    I ask because according to racefaces website the 22/32/42 is listed as 9 speed and not 10 speed..

    other wise, would like suggestions for a 2 chain crank setup with 22 T..

    Joe

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    Generally 9 speed rings have been compatible with running 10 speed chains for a couple of years, especially since the granny ring has no shift ramps on it, but what you could run into is issues with the front derailleur cage rubbing in some gears with the 22T granny, and a slightly slower upshift since the 10 speed FD cage will be pushing on the chain in a different place on upshifts.

    What you could do is buy the 10 speed set of chainrings and a 22T 9 speed granny to try it out and see if you have issues in the gear combo you ride.
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    A 22 will work 100% I bought a Raceface 22 and replaced the 24 on my xtr980 triple 10 speed for $20 and it shifts and works perfect.

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    great, thanks, good suggestions-
    @Kananaskis: which front shifter are you using with the 22T? My front setup is Shimano SLX E Mount 3x10spd..

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    Mines the same, but the XT version. Takes a bit of adjusting, but it works.
    Good luck!

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