Old 05-09-21, 07:09 AM
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Shimano Front Chain Ring Option (Larger?)

I purchased a new Salsa Warbird with the Tiagra group last month. It has a 2x10 gearset with 34/46 front chain rings. I ride 80% on the road, some on the nearby C&O canal. I find myself on the smallest rear ring 80% of the time and rarely past 8-9-10 range. On even modest downhills, I seem to run out of pedal and feel I could ride faster. I've never swapped a chain ring before, so this is uncharted territory.
I have the FC-R460 chain set.

It looks like Shimano offers a 48 gear front ring in that group. Is that something that would work for me? Would my current chain work? Any advice or tips are appreciated, this is completely new to me.

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