Probably noob question here, but I'd like to be sure of things before I start buying the wrong bits.
My bike has a 2006 XT drivetrain with 2006 Race Face Evolve XC cranks/chainrings on it, and I'm considering taking the large chainring off and replacing it with a bash guard as I use it basically never. How easy will this be?
The main obstacle in my mind is setting the front shifter/mech so that I can't try and shift into the bash ring. I know some newer shifters have a switch on them to flip from 2x to 3x, but I can't see one on mine and I suspect it's too old. The window on the handlebars also has 3 obvious sections.
Would it just be a question of setting the high stop on the front mech so that it can't shift any further than the current middle ring? Or is it more complicated than that?
Thanks in advance.