1 x 10 without a chainguard?

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njee20
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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby njee20 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 09:43 am

If I ever do Snowdon or the like I'll put 'em back on!


Not if you've sold them...

Serious question... Why not just get a cross bike? If all your riding can be done on that sort of gearing it's obviously not overly taxing, why not have a super light CX bike to do it on?

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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby TheJackal » Mon Dec 03, 2012 17:52 pm

Beginner. I'm not sure I follow you. The bike's been built for a year. I'm tinkering and experimenting with going 1 x 10. What's it got to do with being right or wrong?

I did 15miles on it today and the chain didn't budge once, so so far so good. 25 mile night ride tomorrow so I shall report back then if the top guide doesn't hold, or if like you say, it turns out to be a dumb idea.

Thanks for you concerns though.
2012 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 19 lbs
2009 Ibis Tranny __ lbs

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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby TheJackal » Mon Dec 03, 2012 17:55 pm

njee20 wrote:
If I ever do Snowdon or the like I'll put 'em back on!


Not if you've sold them...

Serious question... Why not just get a cross bike? If all your riding can be done on that sort of gearing it's obviously not overly taxing, why not have a super light CX bike to do it on?


Don't worry! I've been looking for a while now at CX bikes. Just trying to make do until I take the plunge next winter. Any recommendations?
2012 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 19 lbs
2009 Ibis Tranny __ lbs

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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby njee20 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 19:26 pm

S-Works Crux, some carbon wheels, Di2.

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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby TheJackal » Wed Dec 05, 2012 22:48 pm

I'll bear that in mind. Was angling for an Ibis Hakkalugi but will have to revisit how much I want to keep my Tranny...

Anyway, as far as the OP is concerned...

3 rides in including a very rough ride on Staffs finest Moorland last night and absolutely no problems with the Superstar Chain Guide.

Out - £17. In - £100 (XX front derailleur, XX Front 2x10 shifter and 26T XX chainring)

Many thanks all.
2012 Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 19 lbs
2009 Ibis Tranny __ lbs

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Re: 1 x 10 without a chainguard?

Postby njee20 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:14 am

Errr yes, why would you have an issue with that, thought we were talking about doing without a guide? I've been using a Superstar guide for over a year and had no issues.


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