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    Simple question yet no clear answer - X01

    I'm trying to find the answer as to whether I can change my X01, 104bcd chainring from 32T to 34T without having to buy a longer chain?

    Thanks

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    Simple question yet no clear answer - X01

    Unfortunately it depends who setup your bike. Did the person give the chain length room to go bigger or did the person make the chain short. You probably won't know until you put a larger cog on. I guess you could also put your bike in the largest cog in the rear & let all the air out of the shock & see how much slack you have. It you've got slack then you probably have enough chain, but you'll still need to check.


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    Thanks for your response.

    It's a brand new bike directly from the bike shop. It came with an OEM 32T chainring. Find it too high so thought a 34T would do it nicely.

    I was hoping I could swap out the rings without having the extra expense of new chain.

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    Simple question yet no clear answer - X01

    Too high? You'd want to go 30 then.

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    My mistake, I meant too low. If I can't get the answer I may have to trial and error.

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    Re: Simple question yet no clear answer - X01

    You should be ok dropping two teeth, assuming it was setup right originally.

    You can usually get away with smaller ring with risk of loose/dropped chain. Going bigger can cause breakage.

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