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    Lightweight chainguides at Eurobike

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    The moment i make my bike 2x10 again and the world makes descent chain guides!
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    No need for chain guides any more with a Wolftooth chainring and a clutched RD. Just moved to this a couple a weeks ago and so far so good.

    (The guides look sweet though.)

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    Nino Schurter uses a chainguide with the XX1. So does Kulhavy.

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    I would buy one of their carbon fiber guides right now if it didn't have that horrible graphic on it... Hopefully the composite guide will be more tastefull

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    That's what sandpaper and clear lacquer are for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
    Nino Schurter uses a chainguide with the XX1. So does Kulhavy.]
    That's surpsrising. Isn't one of the selling points of XX1 the claim that a guide isn't required? So they're getting chain drops?

    It has only been a couple of weeks, but so far I haven't dropped a chain and I've been over some gnarly stuff, with some badly-timed shifts as well.

    So far my Wolftooth and Shimano Shadow Plus (clutched) combo has been great, but I'll report back after more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    That's surpsrising. Isn't one of the selling points of XX1 the claim that a guide isn't required? So they're getting chain drops?

    It has only been a couple of weeks, but so far I haven't dropped a chain and I've been over some gnarly stuff, with some badly-timed shifts as well.

    So far my Wolftooth and Shimano Shadow Plus (clutched) combo has been great, but I'll report back after more time.
    It may not be that they are getting chaindrops at all.

    Think of it this way - your livelyhood is based on you winning (or consistantly placing decently) races. A chain coming off at the wrong time could really #$%^ that up. A couple extra grams of insurance is how I'm assuming they look at having that little guide...

    As well, look at the reports and reviews from the xx1 and now its narrow/wide ring clones - they aren't 100% drop free. Yeah it makes it much harder to lose the chain, but it obviously isn't impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    It may not be that they are getting chaindrops at all.

    Think of it this way - your livelyhood is based on you winning (or consistantly placing decently) races. A chain coming off at the wrong time could really #$%^ that up. A couple extra grams of insurance is how I'm assuming they look at having that little guide...

    As well, look at the reports and reviews from the xx1 and now its narrow/wide ring clones - they aren't 100% drop free. Yeah it makes it much harder to lose the chain, but it obviously isn't impossible.
    Fair point, and I also wondered if they added a guide for "insurance" purposes.

    It is though - IMO - a design flaw if a guide is still required, or confidence in the product is such that folks feel they need a chain guide.

    Sorry to hijack the thread tho Rocky.

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    Schurter's guide is interesting, no cage, just a keeper to hold the chain down to keep it from lifting high enough to jump the teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Schurter's guide is interesting, no cage, just a keeper to hold the chain down to keep it from lifting high enough to jump the teeth.
    My cut down XCX guide, to fit with a bash ring.


    Have used this sort of setup for a couple years, and works well - if you need or want some bash protection. With a clutch rear mech, this hardtail is a very, very quiet bike.
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