You should try to make your 2x FD work with 3x before buying a 3x FD.
not possible - remember these are e-mount so there is hardly any adjustment. In fact I took the 3x9 out the box, compared it to the 2x9 and thought damn, I bought an unnecssary part as everything
I then proceeded to fit the chainset, mech was in middle ring that allowed enough cllearance for the large ring to get past. I changed mech to big ring and the teeth of the large ring are inside
the cage (3x9 is 44 T whereas 2x9 is42 T max) hmmmm...... I then get the new mech out the box, take a very very careful look and can now see the alloy mount is slightly longer meaning the cage sits a bit higher.
Now ofcourse I have the probem of how to remove the mech - the chainring prevents access to the mech mounting bolts and the cage prevents the chainset from being removed.
.... but somehow my putting the mech into a smaller gear and a bit of force to move the cage up I managed to squeeze the chainring. (otherwise only solution would have been to remove the chainrng to undo the mech bolts).
So now that I know the e-type mechs shown fitted to the bottom bracket clamp are the same as those that are shown without one, I am looking to get XTR or at very least an XT, the XT being same price as SLX. Which leaves me an unrideable bike this weekend
.... but the weather is crap and has been so best keep this one out the mud for now.... and I still need to tart up the spokes. ........ but the WW build is coming along - my spreadsheet shows I should get below 9.9g even though my target is 9.0 kg. .... there may even be photos .....