Is your chain tight enough? I’m running 30t NW rings on both bikes, with 40t adapters, and I think I’ve just dropped a chain twice this year. I’m riding some pretty rocky descents too. If that’s not an option then MRP do a micro guide for 28-32t rings…..
I’ve been running a 30t chainring on my Sultan for about 6 weeks now.
The jury is still out, since I’m a natural sceptic, but even during a Lakes weekend just gone that involved the Stake Pass descent into Langdale fell, and the drop into Seathwaite via the Styhead Gill descent, I’ve still yet to lose a chain. That kind of chop is towards the limit of what’s rideable IMO, so perhaps it’s worth looking at your setup with a fresh set of eyes?
Is the clutch switched on, and/or properly adjusted and working?
Are you sure the chain isn’t too slack?
What brand of chain are you using? I’m sure I heard KMC 10 speed didn’t mesh as well as other brands do and are slightly more prone to dropping…
I’ve been quite amazed by just how well NW rings seem to work, initially I tried it 1×9 (without a clutch) on a HT and I dropped the chain maybe twice in a two month period, riding all sorts of terrain…
Thanks for the replies, I think it must be due to wear but the wear is really premature by anyone’s standard. It was all a brand new set up about 2 months ago, XT clutch mech (cluth engaged!) Raceface NW ring and decent SRAM cassette and chain but recently it started to drop. It’s not just the technical stuff but technical stuff ridden at speed as my riding buddy who’s also gone 1×10 had the same problems.