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    Dual Ring Chainguide for Tallboy LTc

    I'm thinking about getting a dual ring chainguide for my new Tallboy LTc with older XT 9 speed triple crankset set up with 22-32 rings. The Tallboy LTc FAQ section recommends either the e13 TRS+ dual or the MRP 2X, but the MRP says the smallest big ring their guide works with is 34, whereas the e13 is rated for 32. I really don't want to ditch the 32 ring for a bigger one, so I'm wondering if anyone has tried the e13 TRS+ dual on their Tallboys, and what their experience has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bde1024 View Post
    I'm thinking about getting a dual ring chainguide for my new Tallboy LTc with older XT 9 speed triple crankset set up with 22-32 rings. The Tallboy LTc FAQ section recommends either the e13 TRS+ dual or the MRP 2X, but the MRP says the smallest big ring their guide works with is 34, whereas the e13 is rated for 32. I really don't want to ditch the 32 ring for a bigger one, so I'm wondering if anyone has tried the e13 TRS+ dual on their Tallboys, and what their experience has been.
    the 34 is the one you want. but why not just get the shadow + RD and call it good? no sense in adding weight imho.
    Btw, where are you riding that you need a big ring as small as a 32? Just curious...
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    I went from running a 32/22 to a 36/24 and don't miss the 32. I still run middle ring 90% of the time apart from some super long steep climbs, where it was better to be in granny any way's. I also went the MRP 2x and it is great so far compared to my old E13 DRS.

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    I have been using the e13 trs+ dual chainguide with a Shadow+ rear derailleur for a while now on my LTc and absolutely love it. My bike is almost whisper quiet. The guide works perfectly. I would 100% recommend this set up. It may be overkill to some with both the Shadow+ and chainguide but dropping a chain never enters my mind now. I run a 22-36 setup. Like I said. It works perfectly. Here's a pic:
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    Thanks, guys, sounds like the e13 is in my future. As far as weight, it will let me ditch the bash ring I have on now, so it's just a couple of ounces difference. I'm sticking with 9 speed stuff, so clutch derailleurs are out of the question. And I'm 65, and I can't push big gears like I used to, either on mountain or road bike, so I'm just fine with a 32, thanks. We also don't have a lot of long downhills here in southern New England, so I'm rarely spun out on an 11-32, and when I am, I'm already going as fast as I want to go.

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    Great answer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bde1024 View Post
    Thanks, guys, sounds like the e13 is in my future. As far as weight, it will let me ditch the bash ring I have on now, so it's just a couple of ounces difference. I'm sticking with 9 speed stuff, so clutch derailleurs are out of the question. And I'm 65, and I can't push big gears like I used to, either on mountain or road bike, so I'm just fine with a 32, thanks. We also don't have a lot of long downhills here in southern New England, so I'm rarely spun out on an 11-32, and when I am, I'm already going as fast as I want to go.
    makes sense to meeeeee.
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    You won't be disappointed. Goodluck.

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