just purchased a used 2020 Talon 2 29er to convert with a bbs02. will be exclusively flat (no climbing) and looking for maximum top speed. with that in mind I was planning on a 52T front chainring, but when I look at the bike, I'm not sure the chainstay can accommodate an 8.5" front chainring. i'm concerned not just with the 52T physically rubbing on the chainstay, but also the angle of the chain if I can get enough offset for the chainring to clear the chainstay.
So my question is does anyone have any experience with this particular bike to know if I can get away with a large front chainring? If so just how big can I safely go?