- 1×9 is go! but…………….
I’d say it’s essential to have a top guide on a 1×8/9 setup, once you’ve lost the chain pedalling over some roots/bumps, and had a knee-stem incident because of it, you will agree!
Would go for a cage style guide at the top, can be a bit fiddly to set up at first but with a little time and adding/removing of small washers/spacers can get it running silently with no way of letting the chain jump off.Posted 8 years agochelaMember
There’ve been a few threads on 1×9 on here recently. Consensus seems to be that chain flings around all over the place without a tensioner and that a Jump Stop and bashring is the best way to keep it becalmed.
It’s a pity cuz I’d love the simplicity of 1×9 without those bits and pieces cluttering up the bike.Posted 8 years agojamesMember
“seems to be that chain flings around all over the place without a tensioner and that a Jump Stop and bashring is the best way to keep it becalmed.
It’s a pity cuz I’d love the simplicity of 1×9 without those bits and pieces cluttering up the bike.”
Using an unramped (one not designed to do any shifting) has longer teeth (deeper than the chain) stops the chain falling off 99% off the time (lifting over gates/in crashes are where it tends to come off), and lets you get away with just a chainring thoughPosted 8 years agoHTTP404Member
I used to use an n-gear jump stop (aesthetically looks great and weighs nothing) combined with a bash and unramped chainring. That worked well. I’d be interested to retry with a much shortened chain and short cage rear mech as per bonesetter because looks wise it would look cleaner for sure. Crunchy nuts for breakfast and not for the sake of losing a chain whilst MTBing. 🙂Posted 8 years agochelaMember
… you could go 1×1 … even better
Love it. That’s why I can’t bring myself to put bits n pieces on my bike. But I like the idea of the increased versatility of having a few gears to get me around faster and help me out on big hils whilst still retaining some of that simplicity. Could be a good compromise.
I might give it a go and see how it goes.Posted 8 years ago
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