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    Blur LT2 Single Ring Drive Train Conversion

    Definitely worth the time to do this:

    http://www.austinbike.com/repairs/40...ain-conversion

    It was like riding a new bike. Maybe it was psychological, but I had two great rides this weekend, before tragedy struck this morning and my bike ended up in the shop.
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    I'm in the middle of a 1x10 conversion on my LT1, really looking forward to giving it a go. I'm wondering if the narrow/wide front sprocket is really needed. I bought a clutch rear derailleur so i'm hoping that will be enough.
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    I did 3 laps, 1 at a highly technical trail with lots of ledges and the other 2 at a trail with lots of climbing (also with ledges and swtichbacks.) Never dropped the chain once. Ultimately, I think the narrow-wide does more than the clutch will. If you take a look at the pictures I posted, the wide teeth really do a good job of holding the chain in place. That will stop drops on the front. The clutch helps keep the chain tight so you have less skipping. Drops in the back are more likely a symptom of poorly adjusted limit screws and mainly happen when shifting during rough conditions. At least for me.
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    I was just confused because i've never had chain dropping problems when using the middle sprocket (the one i kept) in my 3x9 configuration. What changes when you go to a 1x that suddenly makes it fall off?
    I guess the front derailleur probably straightens the chain out a little, and maybe the big ring did too, but i've never really heard it happening.
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    I was getting drops with 2x9 mainly because there is so much flex in a VPP bike (I believe). Drops in the back were mostly from poorly aligned/tuned derailleur because it mostly happened in shifting. But the front would drop in rocky sections, dropping to the granny and jammimg. The bionicon fixed that but it was just one more piece on the bike to watch.
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