I'm trying to set-up a bike for my Fiance'. She rarely uses the big ring therefore it's going to be a double crankset. The M665 SLX would be a no-brainer but the 36T is going to be too tall for her. I'm trying to eliminate front shifts as they give her trouble except for when she has to. So I want to run a 32T ring. Which is the better route to go? Purchase the triple which has the 32T and buy the bashguard and bolt kit or by the double and replace the 36T with a 32T? The price is within a probably $10 either way. Are the two cranks different in anyway. I've heard rumors that the double is heavier and may have steel pedal inserts. Is this true? Finally will this crank set-up play nice set-up eight speed? Is there enough clearance for an eight speed chain or do I need a nine speed chain?
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