People often look to simplify the drive train
on their bikes by going from a stock three ring setup to stock… to a modified two ring
setup. And there’s two paths people take. People from a more cross-country race perspective
often look to remove this small chain ring to just have a double ring set up like you’d
have on a road bike with just large ring and middle ring. And when you do that you typically
reduce the size of this ring so you have a better climbing gear. Folks who are riding
a little bit slower but maybe really focusing on getting down hills quickly and riding really
technical terrain often remove their large chain ring in lieu of a special reinforced
bash guard, which allows you to hit things and not do as much damage to your bike. So
… some of the reasons why we find people are modifying the drive trains of their bikes.
And the things to keep in mind when you purchasing items like this is the number of chain ring
bolts that you have, if you have five bolts or four bolts. Then also the BCD, or bolt
circle diameter, of your bolt pattern so you buy the appropriate parts. It’s an easy way
to simplify your ride and have less issues out on the trail. Anything we can do to in
the shop to make things more fun out on the trail is pretty nice.