I have a 2016 Mach 429T that I purchased with 2X up front running 24/34.
Wanting to try a Sunrace 11/50 cassette and only a 1X 32T chain ring.
I have a couple of questions..

1. Do I have to run the goat link with my XTR RD? It looks like it from my research.

2. Will the SM-CRM81 crank gear in 32T fit correctly on the FC-M8000 2X crankset I have now. It's boost and wondering if the chain ring line will be correct.

Please let me know so I can get things ordered since my current setup is worn out. Many smiles in those 3850 miles