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    1x9 questions (blasphemy I know)

    I'm working on a 1x9 racer for longer (12 hr) events. I have been contemplating my choices for keeping the chain on the chainring. The best solution I have seen was on a KM 1x9 that used a chain guide to keep the chain on. They ran an XTR crank with Jericho ring (ring any bells?).

    I'll be running an XTR crank with a new spider and most likely a bashring. I am about 220# and concerned with reliability not weight, as I break too much stuff to worry about a few ounces.

    Or I can use a Jump Stop with a bash ring and hope that will keep the chain on. The chain would have to jump pretty high to fall off.

    What do you think? and any recomendation for a chain guide?

    Thanks in advance, and I appologize for the geared content but this board IMHO has a great amount of bike wisdom to share.

    Winky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winky
    Or I can use a Jump Stop with a bash ring and hope that will keep the chain on. The chain would have to jump pretty high to fall off.
    i have had good luck with that setup. it is cheap and easy, like me.
    i've launched some good sized stairways and ridden some pretty rocky trails without dropping chains.

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    mrp

    I run a MRP on my Chameleon 1 x 9. A little too heavy but works really well. If i was going to do it again I would do 1 x 8 so it doesnt cross chain so much.

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    I am running 1x9 on my softail....

    I have my Dean Duke set up 1x9. I am also using XTR cranks with a AC spider and a Spot guard and N-gear Jumpstop. It's a great set up and I don't think I'll be dropping any more chains.

    Tips;
    1. Get a nice SS rings, like a Spot or Salsa. The teeth will have more profile, there will be a less likely chance of droppping a chain and you'll get longer wear.
    2. Try to get your chain as short as you can...you get crisper shifts and less chainslap.

    I just washed my bike after yesterday's ride, so here's a pic for ya...

    <img src=http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/lores1x9(2).jpg>

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winky
    Or I can use a Jump Stop with a bash ring and hope that will keep the chain on. The chain would have to jump pretty high to fall off.
    Winky
    Bingo! That's what I use, and I weigh the same as you. I ran that combo for a12 hr race and few trail rides like that last season with out a wimper. It's cheaper than anything else out there too.
    Just a regular guy.

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    no need for the chain guide hun? That saves a lot of weight. When i put my mrp back on my Giant I might have to go for something like that. I thought I would go for a lighter chainguide but if you guys say this works....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winky
    I'm working on a 1x9 racer for longer (12 hr) events. I have been contemplating my choices for keeping the chain on the chainring. The best solution I have seen was on a KM 1x9 that used a chain guide to keep the chain on. They ran an XTR crank with Jericho ring (ring any bells?).

    I'll be running an XTR crank with a new spider and most likely a bashring. I am about 220# and concerned with reliability not weight, as I break too much stuff to worry about a few ounces.

    Or I can use a Jump Stop with a bash ring and hope that will keep the chain on. The chain would have to jump pretty high to fall off.

    What do you think? and any recomendation for a chain guide?

    Thanks in advance, and I appologize for the geared content but this board IMHO has a great amount of bike wisdom to share.

    Winky
    I had the same question. check out this link
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...&highlight=1x9
    What worked for me was the Rohloff chainguide. You can get from Bill Larson for 40 bucks.

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