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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I have a Shimano 5500 road triple with 52/42/26. I wouldn't go for a bigger spread than that.

When I ride MTBs I'm perfectly happy to coast after I spin out my 44x11, and that's on 26ers. on 29er that's an even higher gear.
Hey LesterOfPuppets, what MTB are you riding that allows you to clear a 44t chainring? I'm in the market for a new MTB and am struggling to find anything higher than 30 or 32t up front. I'm not looking to put anything like a 50t road crank on there, but are there any bikes/frames you know of that could clear a 36, 38, or maybe even a 40 up front? Thanks in advance!
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