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    Anybody use a 1X chain guide for Mach 6?

    I'm running a SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain and love it, but I have dropped the chain a few times on fast steep rutted descents. Because I'm doing a few Enduro races this year I'd like to not have to worry about dropping a chain during a race. It looks like the Mach 6 can run a DM mount or ISCG05 chain guide. Is anybody running one, what do people like?

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    Here's what we've found to work best with the Mach6. This info is at the very bottom of the FAQ tab on the Pivot website as well:


    What kind of chain guide will work on my Mach 6?

    The 2 chain guides we found that fit best are the Blackspire Twinty2x, ISG05/36T - 40t and the 32 - 36t.
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    Blackspire - TWINTY 2X guide | Blackspire
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    Kenbentit,
    Thanks, but those are 2x guides aren't they? I'm looking for a 1x11 guide.

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    They're 2x guides but the lower guide clears the chainstay nicely. They have a 1x guide called the DER which looks to have the same lower guide positioning so it should work as well. It really comes down to whether you want upper, lower or both guides (or just the lower bashguard). The lower is the only part that has a clearance issue.
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    AMg guides work well on the Mach 6.
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    No need for a chain guide if you use a narrow wide front ring…..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-man View Post
    No need for a chain guide if you use a narrow wide front ring…..
    Perhaps you missed the OP.
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    Mostly true, but not always. Im running an X01 which I think is narrow-wide. I've dropped chain twice, and I've seen a few friends on Bronson X01 rigs drop chains a few times in fast choppy descents. Don't wanna risk it on race day.

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    Thanks Noah ,
    You're quicker than me!
    BTW, I sent a tech question to the : info@mrp.com site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Perhaps you missed the OP.
    His OP doesn't say anything about having a N/W front ring…What did I miss….?

    If he is dropping his chain with a N/W his chain might be too long or his derailleur sucks….and there isn't enough tension.

    I've done a lot of rough terrain and haven't dropped once…..could be riding style I assume….RF N/W with XT clutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-man View Post
    His OP doesn't say anything about having a N/W front ring…What did I miss….?
    OP is using a SRAM 11 speed drivetrain with an X-sync chainring.
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    XO1 is wide/narrow chainring as well as the der pulleys. A few guys in the shop are running their Mach6 with that setup and have had the occasional chain drop under really hard conditions. If you're looking for a very simple, elegant guide then this would be my recommendation.
    Chain Keeper Direct from Paul Component Engineering

    I believe you'll have to trim the post (that the guide block attaches to) down a bit for it to work with a 1x11 setup (the rings sit pretty far inboard and the post will line up pretty close to the lower link bolt).
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    e*thirteen 32T

    Anybody use a 1X chain guide for Mach 6?-20140613_161833.jpg

    I'm using e*thirteen 32T

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    Exactly….the OP is using a "stock Sram N/W chain ring"…try using a RF N/W or E-13 as stated above. Worth giving it a try vs. adding a bunch of crap on there if you don't need to.

    Just because it's a N/W from Sram doesn't mean it works well…obviously it doesn't!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    XO1 is wide/narrow chainring as well as the der pulleys. A few guys in the shop are running their Mach6 with that setup and have had the occasional chain drop under really hard conditions.
    We also make a D-mount version of our 1x guide. I believe this is what the Pivot Factory World Cup Team is using on their Mach 6s - that or that AMg (which adds chainring protection in the form of an integrated skid).
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    Oh yeah! I keep forgetting about that one (only had a Lopes SL in for fit testing earlier).
    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    We also make a D-mount version of our 1x guide. I believe this is what the Pivot Factory World Cup Team is using on their Mach 6s - that or that AMg (which adds chainring protection in the form of an integrated skid).
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    I have been riding real hard for 3 months on my mach 6 with xx1 drivetrain with no chainguide- not a single dropped chain the whole time. I just don't think its necessary. Also my large mach 6 weights 27.08 lbs and I don't want to add any weight!

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    I have also been riding my Mach 6 quite hard from last fall and I have dropped my chain twice. Both times on a SS at enduro race.

    My setup is full XO1. Now I have E13 xcx-st D-type.

    The system is reliable, but not bombproof....

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    Well I ended up checking one of my LBS's and they had a Gamut Trail SXC ISCG05. About $55 and 55 grams. Nice to have a bit of extra confidence on the race course. Definitely recommend this or one of the other minimalist guides for your 1x11 if you experience a dropped chain, especially if your racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    I'm running a SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain and love it, but I have dropped the chain a few times on fast steep rutted descents. Because I'm doing a few Enduro races this year I'd like to not have to worry about dropping a chain during a race. It looks like the Mach 6 can run a DM mount or ISCG05 chain guide. Is anybody running one, what do people like?
    Have you tried tightening the clutch? I rode XX1 for over a year without dropping a chain. After getting a new bike/group it started dropping chains a few months later. Tightened the clutch and no dropped chains for the last 5 months. Super simple and takes about 15 seconds.

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    By clutch, are you talking about the B-screw? If so, I tried that but it screwed up my shifting slightly. Of not the B (tension) screw, how do you adjust the clutch? Guess I'll have to take a closer look!

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