1×10 do i really need a chain guide?
If you run without a guide you are guaranteed to drop the chain unless you ride somewhere with no bumps.
If you run a top-only guide you may find that you lose the chain from the bottom if you back-pedal (for pedal position adjustment, for example) on rough ground.
Only a (properly installed) full-on rention device will guarantee that your chain stays in place all the time.Posted 7 years agorobobSubscriber
i’ve been running just such a set up with no guide for the last month or so and do you know what…
it’s been a funking nightmare, the chain is as tight as possible yet it drops at every opportunity, rolling off a kerb? chain drop and your spinning like a ****t and going nowhere at best… at worst your stranded on the middle of a dual carriage way. Rocky terrain? you’re gonna slam your nads onto the stem. Fact. Slightly bumpy feild? Your mates will dissapear into the distance as you hop on and off the bike to pop the chain back on.
two months like that you say?? yes, on the way home there are no bumpy fields, kerbs or rocks and you forget or kid yourself that it wasn’t so bad… until five minutes into the next ride… grrrrr
try it if you want. i’m switching back to SS for the winter, and next summer i’ll have a chain device.Posted 7 years agojimr80Member
I’m currently run a 1×10 setup with a E13 chain guide.Posted 7 years ago
Do i really need it. I use a middleburn hard coat chainring which are supposed to have slightly longer teeth. With all the rain we’ve had the chain guide just gets clog with all sorts of nastyness.
If i remove it will the chain stay on?Nipper99Subscriber
I’m running my decade virsa as a 1×9 at the moment with a middleburn uno chainring. I am running the chain plus one link (instead of plus two links). Plenty of bouncy trails with hardly any drops , twice in the last dozen or so outings. I have a Paul Chainkeeper to go on at some point but the uncluuttered front uno chainring looks too nice at the moment.Posted 7 years ago
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