My drivetrain is in the "can't believe it's still working" stage of wear, so I was looking at replacing chain, cassette, jockey wheels and chainset (seems cheaper to buy a Deore chainset than 3 chainrings!)
I'm tempted to just get a full SLX 2x10 groupset, but that's quite expensive.
I need to replace the cassette and chain anyway, but I'm wondering if I could install an SLX 2x10 chainset to go to 2x9. Keeping 11-34 out back (with the same RD) and going from 44 32 22 to 40 28 on the front.
I'm pretty sure the chainrings would work with a 9 speed chain, and I THINK the chainring spacing is the same, but could I use the current 9 speed FD, just by setting the limit screws?
Anyone done this?