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Start with making sure you have at least a 11T sprocket on the rear, or perhaps 10T. That is the easiest update for higher gearing.

A few issues occur with the monster chainrings on a MTB frame. First of all, the chainstays may be angled in such a fashion that a big ring may not fit properly and may hit the chainstay. Road cranks may also hit the chainstays.

Newer road cranksets have a fixed width. Older ones have a little more adjustment with choosing appropriate bottom brackets.

If you have a braze-on front derailleur mount, that will likely be in the wrong spot.

If you install a very long bottom bracket, your front derailleur could also have issues reaching that far to the right.

Keep in mind, the curvature of MTB front derailleur cages may also be designed for smaller rings.

Your front derailleur may not have the capacity for a 60/26 or 58/26.

Your rear derailleur may also not wrap enough chain for a 58/26 in front, and a wide cassette in the rear.

Anyway, you may be able to work around some of these issues, but it will lead to many headaches.
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