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    Home made Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon Chain Guide

    Anyone that owns a Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon will know that there's a lot of noise from the chain slap and that the chain comes of pretty easily on really fast and rough terrain. I was going to buy a bionicon chain guide and Shimano XTR Shadow rear derailer but that was gunna cost a fair bit. I then saw someone build a chain device for there Giant Reign on this website and thought that is what I should do aswell. The parts that were used are
    *two old cheapo rear reflector light clamps,a rubber seat post shim I had lying around and a longer bolt to connect the clamps together.
    Cost= $0.00
    Weight= 40grams
    and it works a treat!!!!
    No more chain slap noise,no more falling chain. Plus is has zero effect to the chain and gear shifting. Happy days!
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    Looks store bought!

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    Nice.

    Made the same thing for my Trance last summer. Worked great for free '99!
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    Was looking for Firebird info, and came across this topic. NICE ONE, BY THE WAY!

    Sorry for the offtopic!
    It looks like your rear tire is bigger (higher) than the front and doing so, that will make the angles more vertical.
    That one looks like a 2.25.
    I measure, Ardent 2.4 and found that is 14mm bigger (diameter) than a 2.35 HR.
    It seems that the Panaracer is smaller in diameter than the Ardent.
    Is what you wanted?

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    ^^ If you're refering to mine, yes the Ardent is a 2.4 and slightly higher than the 2.35 Rampage in volume.
    It actually balances out the extra suspension from up front. I'm running ~120mm up front.
    Helps to (un)slacken the angles. I've since changed the Ardent out. Didn't like the open transition knobs

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    Ingenuity = admired
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    Guy.Ford

    I'm not really an @sshole, I just act like one online.

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    I know its not the prettiest looking part. But it does the job for now.

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    Absolutely love it! The Bionicon distro here in Aus has been out of stock for too long (with the stock ETA continually extending), and I have plenty of light brackets in the spares box!

    I'm gonna go make me a chain guide!

    Thanks!

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    It's gonna be a wet weekend, so I think I might just copy this.

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