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    need help peicing together a drive train.

    my bike is a 2013 kona splice setup with a 3x8 system. right now I've got a 16t cog conversion kit, a black spire stinger,( as my chain tensioner), narrow chain ring nuts, kmc 710 half link chain and a blackspire 96mm abcd narrow wide m8000 ring gear. problem being the asymmetrical bolt pattern.

    now I was told half links aren't that good of a chain to have and that with singe speed a narrow wide isn't needed, but I am limited to a 96mm bcd with my current shimano m612.

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    You can't run a NW ring with a half-link. You don't really need it for a SS anyway. Just get a new (regular) chain and you should be set.
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    Ya just there isn't a whole lot of selection with 96mm bcd. narrow wide is my only option feesably. And that i bought the m8000 chain ring itd be cheaper in the long run to get the boost spec crank set.( on the principle of building a boost spec as hardtail in the future)

    so I'd like and think that using boost cranks with a ss will work. Since boost would need less outward shiming for proper chain line right?

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    Why bother with a boost crankset? Get a standard crankset with a 104 BCD and it will work for years and years.

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    Ditch the half-link chain and get a normal KMC Z610. You don't need a narrow-wide chain-ring, but it won't hurt as long as your using a normal chain. I'm running them on my single speed and my dingle speed because they were the cheapest option.

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    No going back now. I got a regular chain kmc x1 and the corresponding crank set. Only thing now is lining up the chain line.

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    Hey Neon -

    Putting together my first SS. I am using a Surley rear cog with a Narrowwide 11 speed front Chainring. Will this chain work?

    thanks!

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    Ditch the half-link chain and get a normal KMC Z610. You don't need a narrow-wide chain-ring, but it won't hurt as long as your using a normal chain. I'm running them on my single speed and my dingle speed because they were the cheapest option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark194 View Post
    Hey Neon -

    Putting together my first SS. I am using a Surley rear cog with a Narrowwide 11 speed front Chainring. Will this chain work?

    thanks!
    Are you talking about the Z610? Thats basically what i'm running on mine. Surly rear cog and narrowwide front ring.

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    Yes, thank you!

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