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    Advice needed - Upgrade Older tandem

    I have an older Santana Habanero full suspension tandem. All the riding we do is technical/trail riding. Currently the bike has a triple front chainring setup and lacks gear as low as I would like. I am considering changing from the triple to a 1 or 2 X 10/11. I am looking for advice and comments as to your recommendations. Thanks

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    What cranks do you have currently? Are you looking to replace those as well?
    How many teeth is the smallest chainring in front?
    How many teeth is the largest cog in back?
    How many gears currently in back?

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    Hi. Thanks for the reply. The cranks are Shimano
    tandem cranks. Front triple range is 58-32. Rear 9 cog cassette is 32-13. Yes, I am willing to replace all the cranks.
    Last edited by gbschafer; 06-22-2018 at 08:39 AM.

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    Could switch to 10 or 11sp in the back and take advantage of the newer/larger range cassettes. Avoid the $ impact of new cranks and BBs, cheaper for a new rear shifter, cassette, and mech if you need it. Depends on how much lower you need your gearing. Shimano's XT 11sp cassettes start at 11-40 and go up from there. That's a big jump from 11-32.

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