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Chainring compatibility question
Anyone have any info/advice about aftermarket chainrings on a Shimano Deore XT FC-M737, five-arm 94-58 bcd crank? I would like to increase the gearing from the 42-32-22 to 44-34-24 or 46-36-26. There are some Shimano chainrings out there, but they are expensive. Will I have problems installing BBB, FSA, or some other brand chainrings on the Shimano crank? I have always used the same brand for replacement parts to keep installation and operational problems to a minimum, and have no idea if they would fit and work properly.

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Had a lot of troubles mixing FSA and Shimano on my father's road bike, should stick with one brand if your wallet makes it possible
Don't mix chain rings from different suppliers, but you will be fine if you all the same brand of rings on a different brand of crank.
Just an update... I bought a set of Middleburn slickshift ramped & pinned, Hardcoat 26-36-46 94-58 chainrings. I installed them on my shimano crank with no problems and they shift very well. Thanks for the info Bob and Nigel.

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