Quote Originally Posted by Ryder1 View Post
So a 32t oval ring runs fine on a 2015 steel El Mar? Doesn't hit the frame at all? Salsa says 32t max. I'm building from the frame up, probably with XT M8000 crank. I was thinking oval 32t might hit the chainstay. Anybody running 34t on a steel 2014-2016 frame?
My bad man, I didn't see this until now, here's some pics to help you with your decision making, I think you can run the 34T no problem. If you see I put some spacers on my ring, to push it closer to the frame, which allowed the chain to stay more aligned and when pedaling backwards, the chain doesn't drop.
The El Mariachi photo thread!-img_20161023_091439.jpgThe El Mariachi photo thread!-img_20161023_091454.jpgThe El Mariachi photo thread!-img_20161023_091601.jpg

Sine my salsa was one size too small for me, I ended up picking up a Kona Unit, a other steel frame bike, heres the M8000 just for reference.
The El Mariachi photo thread!-img_20161023_091635.jpgThe El Mariachi photo thread!-img_20161023_091643.jpg

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