- 1×10 setup advice….chain guide??????
I’ve just Done a complete drive train change to SRAM x7/x9 2×10 setup 28t 44t on the front…
I’m never going to use the 44t but I like the 28t it’s good gearing for how I ride.
Basically I need to know what kinda chain device / guide I would need to buy to convert to 1×10
I’ve got a 2008 s works enduro carbon and a SRAM x7 chain set ..
Any help or if anyone has anything for sale let me know on here or via email in prof
JcPosted 6 years agosheepshifterMember
Ive run 1×10 now for two years and tried many options,you will need a top and bottom guide, even with a ss larger toothed ring youll drop your chain once in a while i did many a time using a Mrp 1×10 device.From that i moved on to a full device a Mrp lopes never dropped the chain but this was noisy and theguides were made of cheese , went through 3 lots of base plates and one upper guide in nine months.Just fitted a Straitline Silent Guide, superb! strong alloy no moving parts chain moves over and under polyurethane sliders,noise is to a min and no chance of it throwing a chain.Buy one you wont regret itPosted 6 years agoStevelolMember
JC, I’m running a 30t single ring. I suggested the stinger as it has a stepped roller that can be used with dual rings.
You may find that the chainline is a bit strange when running in the big cog at the rear so a guide that is designed to move a little will help.
The problem you will face (same as me) is most single ring guides are designed around a 32t+ chainring, so youll have to improvise a little if you want a bombproof guide (I never drop a chain).
Mrp have shown a ‘Micro G2’ guide that works for 28t+ rings but there’s scant info about it at the moment.
Also, have you heard of the Widgit?Posted 6 years agoHadgeMember
I have 2 bikes running 1×10. My DW Link 5 Spot runs an MRP Lopes and my On One runs the Superstar one above. The MRP is nice and quiet but the side plate cracked and broke which is apparently a common fault. They also aren’t cheap. The Superstars is cheap but is a little “draggy” and a tad louder but for the money who cares.Posted 6 years ago
I also run 32t front and 11-36 cassettes on both.KevinPPMember
proflexforever – You’ve hopefully sussed this, but how are you converting it to 1 X ? Just removing the 44t ring? If its the 10 speed X7 I think its like the X9 and X0 chainsets running 120 and 80bcds. This means you can’t easily fit a bash ring. I’m in the process of changing to 1×10 on my X9 chainset and the only people to offer a decent solution seem to be Homebrewed components. They offer spiderless chainrings for Sram 2×10 chainsets. Only problem is the delay. Ordered mine nearly 10 weeks ago…Posted 6 years ago
They also do a set up using the inner ring and a bash which looks interesting.
Sorry if I’m teaching you to suck eggs.RickosMember
Many of the chain guides mentioned may not go down low enough for a 28 tooth ring. I’ve just got one of these and have used it once but it seems effective enough. £20 or thereabouts.
It’s basically a thinner bashguard that fits to your granny ring tabs so you end up with an old type MRP but without the rollers – a bashguard on both sides.Posted 6 years agoMrTallMember
I’ve just built up a bike on 1×10 using the Superstar guide. It dropped the chain once on my short testing ride but that was with a standard XT middle ring. Have since put on a Renthal SS non-ramped ring and am hoping that’ll be a bit better.
I’m liking the look of the Radium guide though and if i get any problems with my curent set up i’ll go bash guard and Radium which i think would look neater as well. Plus it’s very cheap compared to the competition.Posted 6 years agosouthcountMember
It is a bit more affordable option.Posted 6 years ago
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