@Elovation In general, if you just remove the largest ring on a 3x10, you wont have the same gearing as a 2x10. I did that only because where I ride, I am never in the big ring. The Ripley is a true 2x10 and has a different gearing. Not sure of where you are ridng (lots of steep climbs vs. flats or technical rocky, etc.) but there is a lot to shifting and how to do so properly. Check these 2 sites out for some great on line video on shifting tips. I think Bike Radar and/or Pinkbike may have some as well.
Mtn bike Tips is one of my favorite sites for some great riding and gear help as is Lee McCormack's site (and book)
You mean like as I explained just above your post?