So, cleaning up my drivetrain to make it prettier, lighter and slicker running.
Was using a short cage mech+gamut p20s full guide. This has been faultless, though a little ugly and heavy.
Decided to go for a zee clutch mech to make things quieter, this had the effect of causing lots of drag on the chain from the tension on the bottom slider.
Thought "o well got a clutch mech now, may as well experiment with a top only guide a and a pretty chainring". It's lighter, really free running and far prettier now.
I know this setup isn't going to be good enough for dh/uplift days on my 6" bike, ok, i'll just put the full retention on for these days. Though this involves removing the cranks and fitting a bash and stuff, which is effort.
I got thinking, decided that the combination of a top guide, clutch mech and bionicon c.guide might be a useful option to try out, what are peoples experiences?
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