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    Firebird-specific MRP LRP Installed

    Installed the Firebird-specific MRP LRP yesterday. Went on easily, and there is zero chain slap.

    Bodhinaz, you just have to get yours through your local Pivot-carrying LBS. Sports Garage in Boulder ordered mine, and less than a week later it was here -- Pivot has them in stock.

    I'm running it single-ring right now, but it works great and I can't tell it's there -- unlike some of the E13 setups I've used.
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    WooHoo! XTR, Twenty6 and MRP (you even got the lightweight bash!)
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    What does the rest of the bike look like? I can see an air shock... maybe small block 8's or???
    "It looks flexy"

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    I assume that the original plastic piece/spacer bolted to the ISCG05 tabs should be removed prior to installation. Is that correct, or should the guide be mounted on top of it. Thanks.

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    The guide takes the place of the plastic plate so it needs to be removed prior to installation.
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    That is what I though, but just wanted to check. Thanks

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    May I ask how much you paid for that? Can you comment on its quietness in relation to other guides? I've got a stinger on there right now, my first guide, and it's sorta loud, but I have nothing to compare it to.

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    I can't imagine it is any quieter than the stinger since it is exactly the same, just with some areas milled out to make room for the dir bracket. I have a stinger on mine and it works great. Made it dead quiet.

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    Half_man_half_scab, I paid $130 for the LRP. I don't know what the $25 premium is about over the normal LRP, but whatever. Not the first time I spent too much on something. Honestly, you could run a Stinger and any bash and get about the same thing.

    I've only used E13 guides before -- and that was a while ago -- but this one has been completely quiet. Same price as a LG1+ if you run a single ring, so who the hell knows. I never used the DRS, so for a dual-ring setup that might be comparable for less.

    Gticlay, normal medium rootbeer with Crossmax SX's, the '09 160mm Float RC2 and RP23HV. I've run High Rollers for years, but recently tried a SB8 in the rear and a Slant 6 up front, and they work better than expected for such little tread.

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    Are you guys that are using Stingers, running single or double rings up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Are you guys that are using Stingers, running single or double rings up front?
    Double. If you are running single you need at least a 1x or xcx (probably bb mount), but better would be a full on chain guide.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Are you guys that are using Stingers, running single or double rings up front?
    Double here also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Are you guys that are using Stingers, running single or double rings up front?
    Double
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    It seems that its price has gone up quite a bit. I just checked with my LBS, and they said it's $200 + tax. I know generic version of LRP is selling at $120 at JensonUSA. Thinking to get Stingers instead!

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    damn!
    did a quick google and you can find it for half of what your lbs told you.
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    But those going around $100 are generic versions. Thinking to a generic one then get tools to grind it down with that extra $100.

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    I used to have a bb mounted stinger. I recently removed it and added a clutch derailleur, and never drop chains in Sedona and West Slope riding (2x10 setup). I'm going to go 1x10 with the e13 taco guide setup minus the roller to quiet it down even further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_man_half_scab View Post
    I used to have a bb mounted stinger. I recently removed it and added a clutch derailleur, and never drop chains in Sedona and West Slope riding (2x10 setup). I'm going to go 1x10 with the e13 taco guide setup minus the roller to quiet it down even further.
    Maybe better to invest that amount money to get clutch derailleurs.

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    What do you mean by generic? Going to call my buddies shop in the am and get msrp and actual retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E View Post
    What do you mean by generic? Going to call my buddies shop in the am and get msrp and actual retail.
    I meant to say non-Firebird-specific LRP.

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    I just talked with a guy at Pivot, and he said it's still $120. I think a guy at my LBS made a mistake in getting the price. Will try to reach my LBS again today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cageman View Post
    I just talked with a guy at Pivot, and he said it's still $120. I think a guy at my LBS made a mistake in getting the price. Will try to reach my LBS again today!
    It seems there were miscommunication between LBS and Pivot. LBS confirmed it's $120.

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