Hi all. I have a full sus with 11-36 cassette, Shimano Clutch rear mech, 10spd chain and a Single speed 32 ring. I also have an E-Thirteen XCX guide I have been using.
When I run with the guide, the chain has never ever dropped.
When I run without the guide, I expected the clutch to help keep the chain on still, as I read that a lot of people on here run just a clutch rear mech and it's fine. Even with the clutch done up tight, I drop chains like every few minutes. Sometimes it's not even due to ruts/bumps and seems to be some kind of combination of resonance or suspension compression that does it.
Do you think I should
a) Stop chasing this problem and I am expecting too much from just a clutch rear mech.
b) Look as whether I could shorten the chain some more to make it tighter.
Reason I mention b, is because I typically drop the chain when on faster downhill sections where I am in the smallest rear cassette cogs and the chain is slacker. I think I set the bike up to get the chain as tight as I could though.
I know about the new XX1 style rings and have one on order, but I want to make sure my bike is setup as good as possible first using just a normal one.