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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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    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


    Last edited by cryptid01; 08-04-07 at 04:44 PM.

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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.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    Are they relatively quiet?
    Yes, although MRP and e.thirteen are quieter than the others I listed.


    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd View Post
    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
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    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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    shifters, what the f! derrialuers, what the f!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h View Post
    shifters, what the f! derrialuers, what the f!
    I am sure never would take great pleasure in riding a singlespeed V10.

    wisconsin, what the f!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    bfloyd -
    I have this inner chain guide in my parts bin. PM me your address and it's yours. (it's a 31.8 diameter)
    Last edited by threeoneseven; 08-05-07 at 01:30 PM.

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