Hi there - hoping for some help and advice as tearing my hair out.
I have a SC Nomad 2, 2010. When I bought the bike (used) it had a 1x9 Set-Up and used an MRP Mini G SL Chain Device. This worked well in terms of the gearing .. up to a point. With the roller type set-up it was prone to getting 'gunked up' riding some really bad gritty conditions all winter. That said - when nice and clean it was perfect but as I intend to run all winter every year when the top part of the guide cracked and the bottom roller part fell apart i thought - time to change. Also the back plate was pretty beat up and i had to take the grips to it to strighten it out a few times - not great.
So ... After some reading I changed to a Straightline Silent Guide. And then the issues really started ... due to the type of Shimano XT crank i had to mount the bashgaurd inside and use spacers to create a gap from the chainring, use long chain bolts, also remove bottom bracket and move spacers to space out the drive side to get the whole thing to kind work - a disater really as its all compromises. Gearing started having issues as well as you can imagine due to change in chainline.
Recently my BB failed and i have a Hope one on now. However its slightly different from what was the there and now there is not enough grip to keep the crank on - it falls off - very dodgy.
The whole thing is a ***k up.
I have also decided i am now going 2x9 as steep climbs i can do but its pure pain while other guys of similar fitness breeze it. I get up and keep up but its just horrible.
So everything is up for change and needs sorted.
I am probably going to put on front mech, new chainset (maybe Shimano M770 XT ?) and i want to run a new chain device and a bash.
BUT ... once again i am back to reading about people dremelling bolts, etc and doing extra spacing on the nomad to get a chain device to work on the tabs. I really want it on the tabs - not a bb mount.
SO .... and here is the bottom line....
What are you running that works in a 2 x 9 setup and can you recommend a chain device that will just work on the Nomad 2010 without a total bodge ?????