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    chainguide for AM

    For you guys that are not running a dual ring chainguide, how often are you honestly having problems dropping the chain? I'm rethinking about a trek remedy trying to decide whether to go for a carbon frame without iscg mounts (9.7) or a lower aluminum model (9) with marginally better components with the guide tabs. So whaddua think, is the carbon frame gonna be that much stiffer to rule out the option of running a guide someday?

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    you can get bb mounted guides or adapters.

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    I ride a '10 Remedy 9.9 all over the ROCKY hell in AZ and SW. I don't have problems like dropping chains even in the chunkiest stuff at higher speeds. Don't pass up carbon on the Remedy just cause you don't get a built-in mount. Do what the ^^^^ poster suggested.

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    IIRC, carbon Remedys have press-in BB....no dual ring guides work with those in the absence of ISCG or ISCG-05 tabs.
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    I had a carbon frame and i always felt like i was checking for cracks. Im quite sure they're very strong i want metal though........If your going to run a single ring just plan on getting a chain guide and pulley plate. Your chain will fall off with out a guide....... BB mount iscg or iscg05 dosent matter just get one.

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    Would be a 2x10, there's currently a guide in the works for direct mount derailleurs, but single ring only I think. Initial reports of the new shimano rear derailleur with the "switch" looks promising as a quick but expensive fix if chain drop became an issue.

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    if its a 2x10 you should be alright with a proper length chain and the fd managing the top of the chain.

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