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    Dual-ring chainguide for FXR (2x9, 2x10)

    Anyone found a chainguide that fits on an FXR to suit a dual-ring set-up?
    *not* a single ring rig, but something for 2x9 (or 2x10) gearing.

    I've tried fitting quite a few, but they've all fouled the chainstay/lower part of the swingarm, e.g. e13 DRS, e13 SRS (single- ring, i know), Blackspire Stinger, Straitline (1-ring, i know), even found a Foes guide (i think intended for the RS-7??) but had no joy.

    Any positive results out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonbrowne View Post
    Anyone found a chainguide that fits on an FXR to suit a dual-ring set-up?
    *not* a single ring rig, but something for 2x9 (or 2x10) gearing.

    I've tried fitting quite a few, but they've all fouled the chainstay/lower part of the swingarm, e.g. e13 DRS, e13 SRS (single- ring, i know), Blackspire Stinger, Straitline (1-ring, i know), even found a Foes guide (i think intended for the RS-7??) but had no joy.

    Any positive results out there?
    I know Katana, who posts on here runs a chain guide on his - not sure what it is. You might ping him.

    With my other Foes, I have had to do a little work to get them to clear the lower chainstay yoke.
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    One of these, not used one but reviews seem positive
    Bionicon V.02 Chain Guide Review - BikeRadar

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    I have an mrp guide with the lower roller. It uses two set screws to hold it in place. I had to do a bit of grinding and filing on the guide to get it to fit though.
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    Great tip, Stu - I'd not seen those before. Have ordered one, should be here in a day or so.
    If it's anything as good as the reviews and appraisals online then it could be a real find.

    Katana - I will have to resort to grinding and filing a something-or-other guide if the Bionicon C-Guide doesn't float my boat.

    I'll try to post some thoughts on the C-Guide to share with others.

    Thanks guys

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    Here a Photo from my FXR 2012 with a MRP 2x Chainguide.

    Does not fit with ISGC05...
    10 min edited with a steel file, now it fits!
    Works perfectly, am very satisfied!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dual-ring chainguide for FXR (2x9, 2x10)-291384_4266038978758_386027754_o.jpg  


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    Eeeesh!! But, hey, well I guess as you say you've made it work so that's a Good Thing.
    Hope it holds up just fine on the trails.

    BTW, the UK Foes import guys (Balfa) have suggested that Foes have a specifically modified Gamut dual ring guide that has been made by Gamut to fit the (slightly) unusual dimensions/geometry of the FXR swingarm. As i recall the price with bash was around 120.

    I've used a Gamut single ring guide before; straightforward design and it worked well - not the quietest roller I've used. It's a hard material they use. Their bash rings I've found to be great fo sure.

    I will try to get a pic or two of the Bionicon C.Guide I fitted on my FXR. 3 weeks in and I'm really happy with how it's working out. A week's backcountry uplift in the Hautes Alpes coming up shortly to really see how it suits 'Bigi' mountain riding situ's....

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    update for the pic?
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