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    Can SS Chainring be used in 1x10 setup?

    Hi,

    Question: I have a 2011 Kona Unit with the stock FSA crankset and chainring. I'm getting the goods so that I can convert to a 1x10 on rare occasions. Will the stock SS chainring that came with the Unit work fine in a 1x10 setup or will I need a new chainring as well?

    Appreciate your input and especially experience with similar setups.

    Thanks.
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    Yep it'll be fine, may want to throw a bash guard on the outside with a jump stop by ngear on the inside to keep out chain drops. Also look at the mrp 1.x.

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    it depends on the width of the teeth. Just make sure the chain fits on it and you'll be fine. If you're running a 9 speed chain now, you'll probably be ok with a 10 speed chain.

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    It depends: The ends of the fatter teeth might tend to rub the chain when it is shifted to the outer cogs and cause more noise. If you don't care about noise, as long as the teeth don't actually lift the chain when it is shifted to the extremes, it will work fine.

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    Thanks guys.

    btw, zip - it comes with an outside bash guard, so may or may not need a chainkeeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
    Thanks guys.

    btw, zip - it comes with an outside bash guard, so may or may not need a chainkeeper.
    You may still find you need a chainkeeper for the inside of the ring. Give it a shot without one, and if you experience too many chaindrops for your liking, pick up an Ngear Jump Stop or the Paul chainkeeper. It seems most people end up running something on the inside.

    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

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