So, I've gone 1x10. It hurts at the moment but I like it. I think the only reason it hurts is the lack of riding over the last month due to being away and the bike being broken (I never used the granny ring before, and I have a better gearing range now).
Those clutch mechs are truly fantastic. The new 10-speed XT stuff feels way nicer than the old XT stuff it replaced.
At the moment I've left my front-mech on as a top-guide and with a clutch mech it seems more than enough to keep the chain in place, didn't drop it once on Sundays ride, when I was dropping a couple of times every ride before.
So, what chain guide would you recommend. I have a 35-tooth chain ring ATM, and am considering getting a bash on their as well, but 100% sure yet on that one.
The guide need to be either a BB mount or mount in the place of my front-mech as my '08 Meta5 doesn't have an ISCG tabs.