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    Spearfish 1x setups ?

    Anybody put a 1x setup on a spearfish? What did you use and how did it work?

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    I run a 1x9 using an xt crank (32t), xtr cassette (11-34), and a sram attack grip shift. I have a truvativ bash guard as well as a n-gear jump stop chain guide. I'd occasionally drop my chain but i finally found the sweet spot for the chain guide, so far so good. I'll eventually upgrade to a ss specific ring with a higher tooth profile as well as an mrp guide to help boost my confidence when riding rockier terrain.

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    I'm heading overseas for the next three months but upon my return, a Spearfish with XX1 is going to be my project... I imagine it will be INSANE

    Someone else do it in the meantime so I can live vicariously...

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    Im making the switch to a 1X10 and ordered these parts:

    HomeBrewed Spider-less Chain ring

    Sram X9 Type 2 RD

    And an MRP chain Guide

    Hope it works!

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    Ran mine with a 32-bash in front, with another bash on the inside. Worked great, but too hard to climb for me here in CT. Now using a 28 tooth in front with the same 11-34 and its perfect. I use the entire cassette now on my rides. I took a link or 2 out and it never comes off the ring either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAGASAN View Post
    Im making the switch to a 1X10 and ordered these parts:

    HomeBrewed Spider-less Chain ring

    Sram X9 Type 2 RD

    And an MRP chain Guide

    Hope it works!
    What crank will you use with the spider-less ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macbeth View Post
    I'm heading overseas for the next three months but upon my return, a Spearfish with XX1 is going to be my project... I imagine it will be INSANE

    Someone else do it in the meantime so I can live vicariously...
    Nah...I'll live vicariously through your Japan trip...and through your XX1.

    I thought I was the only Spearfish XX1 nutjob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansel12 View Post
    What crank will you use with the spider-less ring?
    I will be using the X9 that came on the bike.

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    My Spearfish is 2x10, but if I was going to go 1x, I would probably use a MRP bling ring and either a MRP 1x or Paul's chain keeper. (I am running XO cranks, so the direct mount bling ring is appealing.)

    I am running a similar setup on my hard tail and it seems to work great.

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    Here's my 1X10 set-up. First ride on it in the morning.


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    Here's mine! I'm using a Sram S1000 crank? with a Race Face 32t front ring, a Sram 11-36 PG1070 10 speed cassette, and a X9 short cage. Plenty of gear for the trails in and around Houston/Austin. I never rode the bike in 2x form so I can's comment on a performance change. I can however say that I saved a good bit of weight and cut back on the chance of a drivetrain mechanical.

    Oops... Forgot to mention my chain watcher. Never lost a chain with my old MRP guide, but I did lose the chain off of the bottom while ratcheting in a tech section.


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    Here's mine:

    1x10
    Zee shifter
    XT Shadow mech
    XT 11-36 cassette
    FSA V-Drive crank with KCNC bolts & FSA single specific ring (34T)
    Superstar XCR chain device
    KMC X10 SL chain

    Only done about 10 miles on it but so far so good!
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    Did you use the mrp bling ring on a bb30 crankset for your 1x system
    Quote Originally Posted by HAGASAN View Post
    Here's my 1X10 set-up. First ride on it in the morning.


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    I'm using an MRP bling ring on a BB30 crank on my Spearfish. Works perfectly, thus far.

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    Awesome, mrp told me it wouldnt work for some reason, glad to hear otherwise. What chain guide are you running?
    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    I'm using an MRP bling ring on a BB30 crank on my Spearfish. Works perfectly, thus far.

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    Also I love your blog i read it every morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    I'm using an MRP bling ring on a BB30 crank on my Spearfish. Works perfectly, thus far.

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    Currently, I'm running a SRAM Type 2 rear derailleur, and no chainguide. I'm contemplating the need...wtih the winter, I haven't run any really harsh terrain yet.

    If I had to run a chainguard, I think it would be possible to bastardize a Paul seatpost-mounted one.

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    Ok the mrp guy told me to use a d-mount 1x guide, Im not sure how a direct mount would attach to a spearfish frame
    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    Currently, I'm running a SRAM Type 2 rear derailleur, and no chainguide. I'm contemplating the need...wtih the winter, I haven't run any really harsh terrain yet.

    If I had to run a chainguard, I think it would be possible to bastardize a Paul seatpost-mounted one.

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    I think MRP makes a direct-mount clamp version that may work on a Spearfish...not positive, though.

    Who'da thunk that ISCG tabs would be nice on a light, XC bike?

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    Spearfish 1x setups ?-mrp-bling-ring.jpgSpearfish 1x setups ?-mrp-chain-guide.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    I think MRP makes a direct-mount clamp version that may work on a Spearfish...not positive, though.

    Who'da thunk that ISCG tabs would be nice on a light, XC bike?
    I've only got about 40 miles on this set up, but so far it's been great! I tried the Pauls Keeper and got a dud (machined incorrectly), so I went with what I have experience with, why change what works?

    Jeff

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    I had my Spearfish 1 set up 1 x 9 (36 front/11-34 rear) with great success. I had a light weight bash guard on the outside of the of the chainring and homemade chainguide (a road triple front der. with the outer cage cut off, very clean and light) on the inside. Had to go 2 x 10 for several races with longer, steeper climbs. XX 1 is in my future as soon as I can mount an XX 1 front chainring onto a Rotor or XTR crankset.

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    I've only got about 40 miles on this set up, but so far it's been great! I tried the Pauls Keeper and got a dud (machined incorrectly), so I went with what I have experience with, why change what works?

    Jeff[/QUOTE] Is that just a 1x clamp mount guide?

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    @ tkjohnson21,

    It is, with a X9, BB30 crank set.

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    Thats the same setup I plan to use did you have any trouble setting it up?
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    @ tkjohnson21,

    It is, with a X9, BB30 crank set.

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    Not really, I need to remove some of the non drive BB spacers used to achieve proper chain line and use the threaded, lockable adjustment instead.

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