Considering a move to 1×9 what's the neatest front guide option?
Fresh Stripe have just got some of the Pauls ones in, got mine through last week, very nice!Posted 7 years ago
Im running middleburn 7s on my decade virsa 1×9 with an uno chainring. The Paul chainkeeper fouls the crank arms when you have it set in the correct posistion over the chainring. Had to take as hacksaw to the out flange of the chainkeeper to allow it to clear the crank arm which was a bit of a shame but seems ok now. Saying that I havn't but it back on yet but run the chain quite short (plus 1 link rather than 2) and havn't dropped the chain yet even over rough s.wales rocky natural trails.Posted 7 years agoMrtrotterMember
I converted my Cotic Soul to a 1x 9 setup. short cage rear mech, Singlespeed Gusset front ring (longer teeth),lightweight bashguard and an N-gear Jump Stop to stop the chain coming off. Works a treat and is pretty light although it's only been used for Xc/trail rinding.Posted 7 years agobrakesMember
do you still drop the chain much using one with just the top bit
never, only risk is from the chain coming off when backpedalling to set your cranks for a cornerPosted 7 years ago
combined with a short cage rear mech and tight chain I can't see it being an issue
although, that's a hardtail, different story with rear suspensionDaveyBoyWonderMember
Anyone who suggests just a front mech is ok doesn't ride anything rocky/bumpy. I've been running mine like that for the last couple of months and drop the chain at least 5 times over a 2 hour ride. Waiting for SS to get chain devices back in. Thinking about doing my Blur 4X as well though but maybe with a 'proper' chain device like an LG1.Posted 7 years agoDancakeMember
I thought the MRP 1.x was awful… bolts made of cheese
If you get the MRP 1x I would suggest changing the mounting screw before fitting it. Did mine up lovely, but had to drill it off because it rounded off instantly when I wanted to adjust it. I like the look of it though and it works. I have a SS chainring but I think a short cage mech is in order to complete the setup?
Posted 7 years agoswooshMember
What seat tube mounted chain guides are there out there?
I've found the Paul's Comp one and think it looks like it wont allow the chain to drop off the top but is pricey and the DMR one that looks like it will rattle a hell of a lot with all that metal.
Can't use MRP or E13 ones as they will send my pedals over to the right and make setting up over the chain ring hard – i'm using a square taper BB.Posted 7 years agokimbersSubscriber
these will hopefully be available in september, looks identical to the e13 guard for a lot less
Posted 7 years ago
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