Is it possible to put a bigger than 34t chainring on a Merida e160 MTB? There is only about 2mm of clearance from the chainstay.


Depends what you mean by clearance. X or Y in the diagram below?

enter image description here

if you mean X then you likely have room for a bigger chainring. If you mean Y then you are probably out of luck.

Using a formula for the radius of an n sided polygon and assuming tooth profile does not significantly vary for different size chainrings, each additional tooth adds about 2mm of radius to the chainring.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.