Hey. I am noticing on my SLX crankset that I tend to use the 32t ring with most of the cogs on the outside of my cassette, which basically means I am running that small ring with correspondingly small cogs -- which might explain why I'm not getting great chain life. (Note: it's a mountain crankset being used on a surly LHT)
Question: Is it at all smart to move the 44t onto the middle position and run this triple as a 22-44 double? I would imagine the front derailleur (the SLX made for the crankset) would shift just about the same, but I thought this might cause problems I'm not considering or something......could I use the outer ring position for a bash guard?