The type of cycling I do means I'm never really presented with mega-steep climbs.
I used an online calculator and worked out I never really use gear ratios below about 39, which on my MTB at the moment is gear 1 at the front and 6 at the back. I was thinking about going for a really large chainring at the front and removing the front mech. If I were to use a 46T chainring, this would give me a minimum gear ratio of 36.5 in the lowest gear, and 112.9 in the highest gear, which is much more appealing for me, as opposed to my current max gear ratio of 88.4.
Currently my bike has a 11-34T cassette at the rear and a 36-22T double chainring at the front.
I want to know if this would be possible. I am prepared to replace the cranks as my bike has a very low end Prowheel crankset on it at the moment. I have read a bit on this site and have seen that potential problems could revolve around the rear derailleur not being able to handle the longer chain I will be needed if I were to do this.
Is this possible? Thanks a lot