- 1×10 setup options: top-only chain device plus bashguard?
I’m looking into options for a 1×10 AM setup with a 32t chainring. The rear mech will be a clutch type (SLX Shadow Plus most likely), so no need for a full chain device, just the top “cage” type, but I’d also like a bashguard. So looks like the possible options are:
1: Full chain device (eg. e13 SRS+, e13 LG1+, MRP G2) with the bottom device removed (cut/filed off if necessary). The clutch rear mech negates the need for the lower part and removing it will keep things quieter and with less resistance.
2: Top-only seatpost-mount device (eg. e13 XCX, MRP 1x) plus ISCG-mount bashguard (MRP XCG is the only one I’ve seen).
3: Top-only device (XCX or 1x) plus full bash ring – not sure if these are compatible.
Any advice?Posted 5 years agosambobMember
Superstar do a BB mount bash compatible guard for approx £16, I’ve ordered the non bash version. AFAIK their seattube mount guide isn’t worth the packaging it arrives in, but I’ve heard good things about the BB mount guide. Couldn’t justify £35 for an MRP or Ethirteen guide.Posted 5 years ago
I’m keen to avoid anything with a BB mount because I may switch back to 2×10 occassionally and it would be a lot of hassle to remove a BB mounted device compared to something ISCG or seatpost mounted.
A Jump-Stop plus bash ring or an inner + outer bash ring setup did cross my mind, but still a chance of the chain jumping out the top, isn’t there? This is my AM bike, often ridden on very rough terrain in the Alps.
Thanks Woody for the Hope info. Looks like a good solution but pricey (£45 for the ISCG or seattube version, plus bashguard or Hope’s integrated chainring/bash). I’ll surely go with this option or a modified LG1+ or G2 Mini if I find a deal on one.
Thanks for the help everyone.Posted 5 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
I have an N-Gear Jump Stop (and bash) and I’ve never lost the chain whilst riding. However, now that we’re in the mud and loose foliage of autumn it’s proving a bit annoying – today we were sessioning some new DH tracks in the woods and it kept getting clogged up and then twisting out of position whilst we were pushing back up, with the chain occasionally coming off and getting stuck below it. Top and bottom guides are overkill for me, I like having a bash ring, and I don’t have ISCG tabs. I’ll have a look at that Hope one…Posted 5 years agodrookitmunterMember
I run a Straitline Silent guide on both my bikes (both 32t, one is 1×10 the other 1×9). Excellent – pretty quiet, no drag, robust, tidy.
Same here! 2 bikes (1×9 and 1×10) 32t, both Silent Guides, not problems. Smashed it off plenty rocks and it doesn’t care. Unlike the MRP/Gamut devices I’ve gone through.Posted 5 years agoandybloomerMember
I put one of these on the outside
And one of these on the inside
Never lost the chain and looks ultra neatPosted 5 years ago
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