Thought I'd share the tribulations of switching to 1x10. Final setup:
Tektro RL520 front brake lever replaces brifter.
Shimano Deore T610 linear pull brake replaces front cantilever.
Wolf Components 44T drop stop chainring replaces double.
11-30 widerange rear cassette.
Retroshift BURD rear derailler, which supposedly pulls chain well. Retroshift took my money, and then sent some BS about goats. Are they out of stock? When can I expect the product, have others experienced problems?!?
The linear pull brake eliminated fork shutter on my Eastin EC90X fork, fantastic! I've yet to drop a chain with the Wolf components ring (tried a 46T FSA ring and had significant drop problems, even with a Gusset "Little Chap" chain guide). Wish Wolf had more ring sizes.
Hopefully this information helps inform other 1x10 conversions. Again, a regular front chainring, even with chain guide, seems worthless when running 1x10. The Wolf Components ring has yet to drop chain, even without a guide! Will report back later assuming Retroshift gets their act together.