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    Senior Member kergin's Avatar
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    Road / Cross Double?

    Am I out of my mind to run a 46/38 cross double crankset on an MTB? It is a converted Shimano compact road double.

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    A 46/34 might work better. The crank would be lighter and shift better than a triple. If you are fit and your climbs are easy, it should work fine.
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