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3x10 to 2x10

LowrideLowride Posts: 214
edited July 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
I've got a 2013 Trek Remedy 7 and want to ditch the big ring so I have 2x10, I also want to fit a Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner. Is it as simple as removing the big ring and fitting the Stinger to the BB?

I don't need thirty gears and I'm fed up of the chain coming off on fast, rocky DH
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  • BarrelmakerBarrelmaker Posts: 188
    Yes, just remove the big ring, if you aren't fitting a bash you will probably need shorter chainring bolts. Make sure you change the limits on your front derailleur as well.
  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    Lowride wrote:
    I've got a 2013 Trek Remedy 7 and want to ditch the big ring so I have 2x10, I also want to fit a Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner. Is it as simple as removing the big ring and fitting the Stinger to the BB?

    I don't need thirty gears and I'm fed up of the chain coming off on fast, rocky DH

    Shorten the chain whilst you're at it.
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    And fit a bashguard. Stinger isn't meant to, and will not work on it's own.

    Some more info for you though, If you have a Shimano crankset, with a hollowtech II bottom bracket, you will almost certainly have a spacer or two on the drive side (I forget how many go where for different BB sizes, it's been a while since I changed one).
    If you're fitting the BB-mount stinger, then it replaces one of those spacers, the one closest to the BB housing.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Stinger is not a tensioner (despite what it says on the website) it's a guide, it adds no tension
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • LowrideLowride Posts: 214
    Thanks lads..

    Rookie, have you ever been on a Bike Yard thursday evening ride?
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