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  1. #1
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    2x10: best solution to keep chain in place (guide or clutch?)

    I have a new AM bike coming in the next days with SRAM 26-39 (no bash) crank & 2012 X7 derailleurs.
    For my experience (and my trails), it's still not entirely a good idea to have a single chain setup (1x10) so until for now I must stick with this 2x10, but I must solve the chain slap/fall problem, because I know it will happen.

    What's the best solution? A proper chain guide for double ring (which one?)
    or a clutch derailleur?

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    I'd say that if you are running a front derailleur then a clutch rear derailleur would be the way to go.
    If you have chain drop concerns it would be silly not to run a clutch derailleur. Plus is sounds like chain guides with dual rings are tricky to setup and keep working properly.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm reading around that the X9 TYPE 2 seems to be inferior to the Shimano system. Is that true?
    Also I'd like to hear some experience about people using clutch derailleurs with no bash and chain guide in technical and fast AM riding (not FR/DH).

    And another question. As far as I understood you don't need a particular shifter command for clutch compatibility. Is that right?

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