I have a 3x10, 11-36 in the back, 24x32x42 up front
I ride a lot hills with a lot of climbing. I don't need the big ring at all. So I was thinking about these two options
1- just replace the crank and go 2x10 26x36 - start clean
2- bag the big ring, replace the middle ring with a 36 and put on a bashguard.
My question is what am I really getting by dong this? I am not clear of the advantage other than not having to deal with the big ring and allowing a few more gears in the middle ring. The bashguard is a nice thing.
thoughts from you techno gear folks?