Changing to a larger Chainring

kwesi taylor

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Jul 11, 2016
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hemel hempstead
Hi, i'm a newbie to a-bikes. Purchased a Haibike Yamaha SDuro Cross SL 3 months back, as my commuter bike. I'm riding with a dongle, predominately on back roads, but as I'm nore of a roadie, i'm finding that the 38t chainring is not big enough. Can anyone advise what I can upgrade this to. I've been advised that its a 104 BCD 38t.
 

anotherkiwi

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Jan 26, 2015
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Welcome!

I would suggest trying a 44. I have changed my GSM from a 46 to a 42 because of biggish hills (the Pyrenees...). Remember you have to keep your cadence up so as to not bog the motor down.

You could mount a twin chainring on the Yamaha, the Giants allow this can't see why the Haibike would be any different. Then you could go the whole hog and mount a 48-38 which would cover flat and hilly rides.
 

Steve Kent

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Sep 8, 2016
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I'm sure it's possible, the guy in my local bike shop gave me a price of around £65 to supply and fit. The front derailleur adjustment and some spacers are needed and some labour, which I thought was quite reasonable.

Hope that helps.

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chris_n

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Apr 29, 2016
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You can do a 2x chainring conversion (I have done mine, pinched the chainrings off wife's bike cos she never uses front shifter). It is quite expensive by the time you have bought 2 chainrings, shifter, derailleur and cable. If you go this route you need a direct mount top pull front derailleur, a dual pull can also be used but must have the bottom pull part of the lever cut off. If you just fit a larger chainring you are limited to 44 teeth using the stock chain guide. If you use a narrow/wide chainring you can ditch the chain guide and go to 48t.
 
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anotherkiwi

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My front derailleur is a glove in the panier bag! If I am ever in trouble I have a granny front chainring which will climb walls without assistance.
 

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