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Chainrings for Baordman ADV 8.8

mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,480
edited October 2019 in The workshop
I'm on the verge of buying the Boardamn ADV 8.8 via cycle to work. Lots of things to love for my very rough canalside commute, but it has a "Super Compact" 48/32 chainset, which I don't think I'll get on with. Despite being described as a Shimano Soar group, the chainset is " FSA Omega Adventure MegaExo 48/32"

I don't like the 16 tooth gap on a 50/34, so I think I'll like it less on a smaller chainset. I have 46/34 on my current Sora equipped bike (it does have a Sora chainset) I just replced the 50 with a 46. So I'm thinking could get a smaller interval on the ADV 8.8 by buying a 46 outer or 34 inner, (or both and run low winter/higher summer ratios)

However the only matching items online are for 10/11 speed.

Chainset

Rings.

But look the same as the pic on the Boardman product page.

So does anyone have any experience of swapping rings on this set?

To answer FAQs in advance:
I can only spend £750 on my bike to work scheme so can't buy the 8.9.
Halfords scheme so can't use Merlin, Wiggle, (Can use Ediburgh Co-op, Cycle Surgery, Ribble)
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