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Thank you for You Tube videos.

Regarding 2x MTB Groupsets. Am having difficulty with matching components to achieve an increased range that I think is necessary for XC, ie, demanding ascents, descents linked by flat fast sections. With a 29er the cassette needs a very low gear, eg, >42 x 22 to cope with the ascents, and 11x 38 for the faster needs. The rear cage seems to be the issue, ie, even supposed long cages seem to be designed assuming smaller wheels, and hence limited?

How do you fulfill the 2x 10 or 2x11, to give you the range and cadense

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Even though Shimano say it isn't within spec, could one use a triple 40/30/20 with a 11-36 or 11-42 cassette? What front and rear derailleur would one use? That would provide a range from 0.55 to 3.3 or 5.2 to 3.3, would that be suitable for a 29er wheel? As with any triple you'd be mad to use the extremes, ie, lowest chainwheel with highest cassette and visa versa. Are these components actually available?

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