- 1×9 set up, do I need a chain device?
I went from 3×9 to 2×9 (replaced the big ring with a bash) and found the chain still jumped onto the granny when the ground was really rough
Biggest problem was knowing when I was in the granny and when it had jumped – and then knowing whether I had to release the shifter before trying to push the chain back up again
Now I’ve broken the shifter from pushing when I should have released it first. So in answer – I don’t know but it’s likely. Hence why I’m going to try and move to a 1×10 but with the aim of using a clutch mech and an XX1 type chainringPosted 4 years agolee170Member
I bought an on-one inbred last week, it has a 1×9 set up 34t front and a rear road cassette.Posted 4 years ago
I use the bike to commute an will also be using it to hit the trails with to.
I am having no trouble with the chain on the roads but would I need a chain device once I start hitting the rough stuff, mainly be riding singletrack and trail centres.
I am thinking of upgrading the set up to 1×10 for ease of use on the trails and still have enough umph for the commute.NorthwindSubscriber
Righto, did a wee ride tonight with clutch, works ring and no chainguide tonight- full 10-speed (Saint and XT). Chains dropped = 0.
Wasn’t the roughest of rides though so I can’t say too much, but it’s a good start. I’ve ridden the same bike, mech, chain, cassette and shifter with a standard E13 single ring and no device, and it didn’t work too well at all.
Won’t be out on this bike again til next week but I’m cautiously impressed. Plan is basically to ride it til the chain drops, if that doesn’t happen then send Works some more money for more rings and make a lot of noise about it 😉 If it does, then build me a minimalist chainguide and see if that’s enough.Posted 4 years ago
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