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Ben, congratulations on your new bike! Yes the behavior is normal. The large cog should have a similar setting, i.e. if you don't shift all the way to the small ring, but just click gently, it should move into an intermediate position as well. This is called "trimming" and is important to allow the chain to access all rear cogs without scratching on the ...


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Specialites TA makes a 50 tooth 9-speed chainring for MTB cranks. Since the inner width of all derailleur chains is the same, it is probable that the outer ring from 9-speed series does not cause problems. If you install one, it's on your own risk. The clearance problems affect mostly inner and middle rings, the outer one is probably fine. If your front ...


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I'm guessing that what you could do is look for 3rd party larger rings that fit on the XT crank. Beware you may not have enough clearance between the drive side chainstay and larger chainrings. You won't be able to increase the size of just the largest chainring from 48 to 50 or more. On a triple chainring drivetrain the rear derailleur will not have enough ...


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Wanting a bigger ring indicates you'd like a higher gear, not a lower one. Low gears are your climbing gears. Part of the answer depends on which front derailleur you have. Front derailleurs have a profile to their outer cage that needs to match well with the profile of a given chainring size in order to perform well and not cause derailment. If you have a ...


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