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Chain length when upgrading chain ring

No, you need +1 link on your new chain because the chain only contacts about half the chain ring so you go from 15 links around it to 16. You need to add links 2 at a time because you need one inner ...
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Are equivalent chainring/cog combinations indistinguishable?

50:19 has less drivetrain friction because the chain doesn't have to bend around such tight angles. This means it will be slightly easier to maintain the same speed in that gear combination. This ...
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Giant Power Pro chainring compatibility

I believe that the power meter in question is simply mounted to a stock R8000 crankset. hence, any rings made for that generation of Shimano cranks should fit. Rings made for the previous generation ...
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Any history on Viscount bicycles?

Had one of these in the mid seventies. Went round Europe for three years, no problems apart from a pedal that snapped off. The pedal spindle is undercut for the needle bearings, which weakens it. ...
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Is it possible to change chainrings to bigger on Shimano FC-MT500-B2 (2x10, 36T-26T)?

Shimano used to make a 10 speed 40/28 crankset: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deorext-m780/FC-M785.html This would probably be your best alternative for a direct replacement, ...
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Is it possible to change chainrings to bigger on Shimano FC-MT500-B2 (2x10, 36T-26T)?

Other answers have already answered the question "directly", my answer will be about the underlying problem, which is about the gears not being hard enough. One thing: non-enthusiasts like ...
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Is it possible to change chainrings to bigger on Shimano FC-MT500-B2 (2x10, 36T-26T)?

You can add a few teeth, but not enough to make a significant difference. The photo shows that the front derailleur can be moved upwards by about 0.7cm, which would be enough to add 3 teeth. The ...
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Is it possible to change chainrings to bigger on Shimano FC-MT500-B2 (2x10, 36T-26T)?

Maybe It’s a 96mm BCD chainring so you might be able to purchase a compatible part e.g Shimano XT M782 40t 96mm 10-Speed. A third party 96mm ring will also be fine. You will be looking for 2x10 96BCD ...
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How can I find out the number of teeth on each cog for cassettes and chain rings?

Usually a given gear count and range has a certain defined sprocket set. For example, 10sp 11-34 is 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34. Also 8sp 11-30 is 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30. Those are generally ...
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How can I find out the number of teeth on each cog for cassettes and chain rings?

There are no fixed industry standards and cassettes with the same upper and lower sprockets, but differing in between, do indeed exist. Eg., for 9-speed SunraceCSM969 11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-34 ...
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How can I find out the number of teeth on each cog for cassettes and chain rings?

There aren’t that many models of cassette out there in the market. I don’t think it would take much longer than a few hours to just search up every model and manually enter their tooth counts into a ...
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How can I find out the number of teeth on each cog for cassettes and chain rings?

You're right - you need more information to be certain. However you might be able to get the cassette's model number, which can be tracked back to an exact tooth-count per gear. You could also write a ...
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