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Originally Posted by Witterings View Post
I asked a mechanic the other day the exact same question as I'd seen a couple of videos of people doing it and he thought you could go to 34t fairly easily as Shimano's nimbers were relatively conservative and "could" go to 36t but he felt that would eventually lead to breakages as it'd put it under quite a bit of pressure.
Put what under a lot of pressure? The angle of the cage arm with the stock chain length while in the big big 50x34? If so, I think that would be minimal if anything just because it is not a combination most people would be going in and out of a lot on purpose. I ride my RD592 in 50x34 or 36 on occasion in a pinch but it's not ideal. Different RD but still...
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