Newbie here, so bear with me.
Recently, as a bit of an experiment, I converted my 3x9 to 1x9. It's on a Dialled Prince Albert and as I live in Norfolk, the chance of me needing to spin up any mountains is pretty low.
The issue I've got that is that the chain is slipping. It was a 3x9 XT chainset, now just running with the 32t middle ring. I have fitted a new single chainring bolts and a BB mounted top-only chain guide as well as removing some links from the chain. Every few rotations or when I push it a little harder, the chain feels like it's slipping at the front. The cassette and chain have probably not covered more than 200/300 miles so I wouldn't have thought it would be wear on them.
I can only put the slipping down to not having a single-specific chainring? Does that sound right? If so, can anyone recommend a 32/34t single chainring? Seen the Hope one's are going for about £35, but Works Components seem to offer the thick/thin teeth - don't know if this would help. Anyone with any experience of them?
If I've missed any crucial details, please say! Thanks.