- 2 x 10 setups. What are you running?
On my Five I run a SLX triple converted to a double. Chain rings are 26-36 with 11-36 cassette and and E-13 hive bash. Also running a bottom bracket mounted double chain device, the Blackspire Stinger. I looked at getting the superstar one (got plenty of other SS bits) but reviews didn’t fill me with confidence.Posted 4 years agoturtleheadingMember
So im about to take the plunge into 2 x 10 set up with a chain guide. Going I have a Canyon AM, and I the frame has non standard ISG tabs. Will a bottom bracket mounted chain device work? Thinking of going with the superstar one.
Also what chain ring sizes are people running? I think I am currently running a 24/36/44 triple. Was thinking of going to 24/38? Any thoughts?
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I’ve also got a converted XT 2x9spd and bash, which is 36/22 and an 11-34. That has a BB mounted Blackspire Stinger and a Deda Dog fang to keep things in check. I also run the chain as short as I dare and a med cage mech. Stingers review a whole lot better than theh Superstar ones.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Got 24/36/bash and 11-36 on both MTB’s these days.
Rarely ever use the granny on both, but its nice to have it just in case. Tried 1×10 for a while, managed pretty much everywhere, but with a 32 up front I ran out of steam up top a bit early, and with a 36 I found I wanted a lower gear for climbing occasionally. 2×10 gives me all the ratios I would ever need (and some silly low ones I don’t need too, but they’re there just in case).Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
26/38 on an 11:36 rear. On a 26er fwiw.
I have a 24t inner as well for really big days out where bail out might be needed, but for most riding so far 26 is fine
Why this talk of chainguides? Why is a double front any different from a triple in that respect? The derailleur keeps it on?Posted 4 years agochivesMember
Same XT set up as Peter Poddy. I’ve not had any issues with chain droppage either, wholly reliant on the shadow plus mech, and front mech for retention duties. Had a slight issue with an over-long chain joining pin, but a few minutes with a file sorted that. I do use the 26t front for some of the hills locally, but find the trail centre’s fine on the 38t.Posted 4 years agopalmer77Member
I’m waiting for a set of XT 38-26 cranks to run with an 11-36 cassette with a medium shadow plus mech. I also ordered the shimano chain to go with it despite generally using KMC as I understand the shimano ones are now directional. Anyone running this setup with a chain other than shimano?Posted 4 years ago
palmer77 – Member
I’m waiting for a set of XT 38-26 cranks to run with an 11-36 cassette with a medium shadow plus mech. I also ordered the shimano chain to go with it despite generally using KMC as I understand the shimano ones are now directional. Anyone running this setup with a chain other than shimano?
Yep, KMC…. no problems.Posted 4 years ago
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