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Old 08-04-07, 03:02 PM   #1
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1 x 8 or 1 x 9 mtbs

Can someone tell me what manufacturers are making 1 x 8 or even 1 x 9 drivetrain mtbs? I've been thinking about converting mine to this and would like to see how they have theirs set up and with what components. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-07, 03:09 PM   #2
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did you check downhill rigs?

I built up a 1x9 commuter, used a nashbar mtb frame, one XT 9spd shifter, and lx? 9spd cassette and derailluer. Threw on a square taper BB and a Sugino track chainring (48t) up front. She works great, sorry don't have a pic for ya (I'll get one soon)
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1x8
MRP guide
XT shifter
38F, 12-28R



1x9
MRP guide
Saint shifter
36F, 12-34R



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Thanks. Is the MRP the only chain guide to use for these set-ups? Are they relatively quiet? Would a fixed front derailuer work? This is for a cross country hard tail rig only.
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Posers run those set ups.They just buy that stuff then roll there bikes into a studio for pics.
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Thanks. Is the MRP the only chain guide to use for these set-ups?
No, there are plenty of offerings from e.thirteen, raceface, blackspire, truvativ, syncros (hi dminor), et al.


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Yes, although MRP and e.thirteen are quieter than the others I listed.


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Would a fixed front derailuer work? This is for a cross country hard tail rig only.
I don't know - I've never tried it. I suspect it'd work, but you wouldn't have the guaranteed security of a full on guide system. I ride lots of rough terrain and it's worth it to me not to have to worry about it. YMMV.
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I ran a 18 for Xc for a while and needed an outer bash ring and inner guide ring to Keep the chain on it. In rough terrain it would bounce off occasionally. You can get the inner ring @ UniversalCycles.cOM
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Thanks everyone. I'll check into all the above mentioned parts.
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E.13 SRS up front
36tooth E.13 guide ring up front
XT Shifter
XTR Deraillieur
11-34 XT rear cassette.
Sram Hollowpin chain.

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E.13 SRS
E.13 34T Guide Ring
X.0 Shifter
X.9 derailleur
Saint cranks


Truvativ Stylo cranks
LX Shifter
XT derailleur
E.13 SRS


Truvativ FiveD cranks
XT derailleur
LX Shifter
N-Gear Jumpstop



All setups worked very well. If you plan on doing aggressive riding riding though, I would recommend a chianguide, E.13 SRS being my favorite.
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1x9
E13 SRS with 38T ring
X.0 shifter
Truvativ Howitzer cranks
11-34 cassette





1x9
Dirty guide with 32T ring
X.9 shifter (Deore shifter/RD in the picture)
Raceface Evolve DH cranks
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The ultimate 1x8/9 thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=158959
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shifters, what the f! derrialuers, what the f!
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I am sure never would take great pleasure in riding a singlespeed V10.

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I ran a 18 for Xc for a while and needed an outer bash ring and inner guide ring to Keep the chain on it. In rough terrain it would bounce off occasionally. You can get the inner ring @ UniversalCycles.cOM
I couldn't find an inner chainring on their site. I could only find the Jumpstop. What manufacturer is it? Thanks.
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I have this inner chain guide in my parts bin. PM me your address and it's yours. (it's a 31.8 diameter)

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