- Narrow wide or chain guide?
Building a 456 Evo running 1×9 (having to keep costs down,) with a square taper bb. As I can’t find a cheap chain guide to fit the skinny seat tube, is there any reason to spend £40 on an iscg05 guide when I could just spend £40 on a N/W ring?
It is purely chain retention I am bothered about, running a non-clutch much.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The most effective/important part is the chainring IME, I’d choose a narrow-wide ring and no chain device or clutch, over a chain device and no clutch or narrow/wide.
Not even a close run thing, clutch + chain device retains the chain less well than narrow/wide and no other stuff.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
I constantly forget to engage the clutch on the mech with my N/W and i’ve yet to drop the chain, it just rattles a bit
Replace constantly with frequently and that’s a +1 from me. But the lack of rattling makes the clutch mech the single best MTB drivetrain enhancement in my MTBing experience.Posted 4 years agotom.nashSubscriber
I run a narrow/wide with a SRAM Type 2 mech (can’t forget to turn the clutch on with them v shimano!) and a Bionicon CGuide – never dropped the chain yet in 9 months of riding Innerleithen DH/enduro trails, Alps and general trail riding. And it’s SO quiet it’s bliss!Posted 4 years agoultimateweevilMember
Bionicon do a cheap and cheerful chain guide that you just fit to the chain stay and it’s about £35.Posted 4 years agovelomanicMember
Get a £35 one from works components and support a small british company rather than give crc more money for a taiwanese one!
Good advice, buy a quality British product for less £ = no brainer.
My Works Components N/W arrived this morning (within 48 hours of placing the order).Posted 4 years agoendurokidMember
Worth a read, my current thread:Posted 4 years ago
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