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    Chainguides/guards and XO1/XX1?

    How many of you are running guides/guards? I thought of using one just to protect those expensive rings but then a 32T sits higher so has more clearance. And using a guide sorta defeats the purpose of 1x11 weight-wise.

    The MRP AMG looks good for this. But do I need it? Hmm.
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    No one, anyone?
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    I'm putting an AMG on my new rig. Mostly for the taco as I ride a lot of desert and used my bash in the past so I wasn't expecting a weight loss due to loosing a bashring.

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    Chainguides/guards and XO1/XX1?

    Quote Originally Posted by sanman View Post
    I have a carbon AMg and couldn't be happier. Attachment 817523Attachment 817524

    I have a Carbon AMg on my Bronson. I've had it since the bike was new so I really don't know if it is really needed. I have friends who ride xx1 with no guide or bash. But looking at the marks on bottom of my bash I am happy I have it. Maybe something like the Blackspire Bruiser would be more appropriate. http://www.blackspire.com/BRUISER

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    No bash ring or guide on my XX1, then again I ride a hard tail 29er with good BB clearance and I don't ride trails with lots of rock decants. My riding is mostly XC with small drops, small rocks, and lots of roots. XX1 has been a great setup for me.

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    Sv: Chainguides/guards and XO1/XX1?

    I run a Blackspire Bruiser with my XX1-crank. I like that they have a 32 version, takes upp minimal space. And it only weighs 77g.


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    The AMg is super nice. I've seen a number of guys with dropped chains and XX1 or N/W in race stages and had a few in normal riding myself. Depending on the terrain and you're riding style, you may not have a problem with a dropped chain. The bash is super handy though. New rings aren't cheap. The AMg doesn't add a lot of weight, doesn't add noise or friction, and keeps the ring safe. Its money well spent.

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