Help me with my Firebird build - chainguide, angle set, crank selection
Hey Folks -
Can you gurus help me with a few decisions on my new Firebird build? I have a 2011 size large and I plan to spec it with a middle-weight all mountain build - not too heavy not too light. I won't be hucking off 5 footers, I want a good climber and good descender that handles the gnarly stuff well.
Q1: I'll go 1x10 up front, 32t or 34t . . . can you suggest a light chain guide and/or bash guard combo - I'm thinking MRP Micro G2 SL mounted on the ISCG05 tabs, which has an upper chain guide, and a lower bash guard. Any feedback welcomed!
Q2: Crank chainlines: will any 1x crank work with a typical chain guide like the above? Or do I need to be researching and matching chainlines here?
Q3: Other crank compatibility questions: I'm thinking Truvativ Stylo 1.1, which has a bash-ring. I'm not wedded to Truvativ, but, its just convenient because my other bike is a SRAM build so I can mix/match BB's.
Will a crank with an outer bash-ring conflict with the lower bash guard or the chain guide like the MRP Micro G2 SL?
Can you recommend any other mid-weight, light 1x all mountain cranks?
Q4: Ok now to the head tube angle. I'm planning on a Fox Float 36 180. But, this will slacken the head angle a little. I prefer a 67.5 or 68-ish head tube angle. I think a stock firebird with its 170mm fork is a 67 degree HTA.
So I think I'll need an Angleset, but, which will I need? 1.0 degree or .5 degree? Has anyone experimented with this?
Thanks in advance for the help