Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
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is a bashguard really necessary when rolling 1x9 or SS?
i've always rolled ghetto in the past. my beater i have is running a 3x8 SS... the chain rings can't really be removed, and i didn't bother buying a SS conversion kit; i just roll with a straight line from the cassette. no front de. no rear de (of course). haven't had any slips yet... horizontal rear drops, so no need for a tensioner.
on my "nice" bike, i'm rolling 1x9 with no bashguard. no chain slip yet... if i go ss, i probably won't get a bashy either... 'cause i really don't have a need ofr one?