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2 x 9 setup help please

FrosticlesFrosticles Posts: 54
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Have ordered a XT M771 Chainset and will remove the big ring as I want to go 2 x 9. Have also ordered a dual Blackspire Stinger with BB fitting. Any setting up help would be greatly appreciated please.

Many thanks, Kevin

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    you will need to set the stop screws and adjust the tension. you have ordered short chain ring bolts and/or a bash/guide ring?
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  • Cheers for the quick reply. Not ordered a bash guard as yet. Is it really needed? Am going to fit a new chain while I am at it. Will I need to shorten it?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    yes you will need to size it. no bash then shorter bolts are a must.
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  • Done the conversion today. Stinger was quite tricky to set up with spacing etc.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Might want to drop your front mech a bit if you can.
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  • I thought that but the stinger has raised bits on the bracket that won't allow this. Was thinking about getting the grinder out.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    If it's a triple front mech, it needs to be where it would have been with a 43/44T front ring to get the 'steps' in the right place, looks about right to me......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Front mech hasn't been moved. Big ring was 44T and mech was 2mm above it.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Leave well alone then!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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