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    You’re right about the bash, same size as your middle ring.

    You don’t need a chain device. I’ve ran my pitch for years without one, rarely drops the chain.

    kwack
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    Been thinking of of converting my pitch to a 2×9 with a bashguard plus a chain device…what should I look oit for when choosing these..I see that bashguard come in different sizes do I select a tooth size that is equal to my middle ring?

    Also same on chain devices do I need oneed on of these as well?

    Cheers
    Kwack

    robdob
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    This is my Pitch with 2×9

    I have a Hope 36t lightweight bashing and a 36t Shimano ring, bit more than the 32t to make up for losing the 42t, and a Blackspire Stinger – works very well and bolts straight onto the ISCG mounts. Keeps the drivetrain a lot quieter.

    kwack
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    That is great thanks.. What style chain device will I need as I see there’s different USCG mounts?

    robdob
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    Mine uses the ISCG “old” mounts. Not sure if they changed it for later years.

    kwack
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    Cool thanks my pitch is the original blue frame with red shock arm so likely the same as yours

    Do you happen to know whether the chain rings are compatible across makes I have a raceface chainset and shimano rings are so much cheaper

    kwack
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    Quick question for the front mech did you leave it bolted on or did you chamge to a downtube mount ans bring it nearer to the top of the chainring

    Cheers
    Kwack

    robdob
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    Original front mech, works fine.
    Any 4 bolt front ring should fit.

    kwack
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    Just a quick one is the chain device essential or could I do without it?

    Seen confusing info on internet

    Kwack

    robdob
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    It depends. You are better off shorterning your chain a bit, that’ll help.

    You don’t need to have a chain device, I didn’t ever lose my chain but I hate drivetrain noise, especially rear mech/chain clanging around. It’s quite rocky in West Yorks where I am so adding the chain device made things a lot quieter.

    It’s a pretty cheap add-on, but not essential if you ride a lot of smoother trails. But if that’s all you do you probably don’t need a Pitch! 😉

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