Chain guide on 1x setup?

Talk about anything.

Moderators: Bearbonesnorm, Taylor, Chew

Post Reply
techno
Posts: 1126
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:31 am
Location: Hull

Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by techno » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:48 pm

Does anyone bother with something like this On their 1x setup?

https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/componen ... ide-p15620
Image

User avatar
gairym
Posts: 2687
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Chamonix, France (but a Yorkshire lad).

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by gairym » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:54 pm

Nope, not needed in my experience*.

[*currently running 1x on my gravel, 29er ht, rigid 29+, fatty and full-sus bikes so a wide range of applications, terrain and levels of abuse]

jamiep
Posts: 448
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:34 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by jamiep » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:01 pm

No, not on my 'cross, hardtail or hybrid commuter

User avatar
Alpinum
Posts: 1633
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:38 pm

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by Alpinum » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Since the advent of narrow/wide chainrings, clutch rear derailleurs and later and especially Eagle drivetrains I've not used nor needed one.

In very rough situations I very rarely (like 4 x a year) notice kind of a chain slip on the Eagle system, something I can only provoke with my 160 mm 29" full sus though. I simply can't ride fast enough in rough stuff on my other bikes to get this.

Before I started riding with Eagle drivetrains though, I'd rarely get chain drops. A few times a year only. Those rare occasions didn't suffice to justify a chain guide.

lune ranger
Posts: 983
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Location: Peoples Republic of Devon

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by lune ranger » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:53 pm

I use something like that by Paul Components on a Rohloff bike that uses s chain tensioner rather than an adjustable system.
I used to drop the chain a few times a year. Now I don't. They're cheap and light and work.

Lazarus
Posts: 1178
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:49 am

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by Lazarus » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:53 pm

use the pauls one as for some reason my 11 speed one on my FS [ clutch mech and narrow wide chainring] always drops the chain on rough stuff

Not needed on any of my other setups

they work IME but may not be needed

User avatar
Richard G
Posts: 3729
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:09 am
Location: South Wales

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by Richard G » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:33 pm

Full on DH style riding maybe... not for your average bit of trail though.

User avatar
whitestone
Posts: 5695
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:20 am
Location: Skipton(ish)
Contact:

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by whitestone » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:40 pm

I've yet to drop a chain when using a Narrow-Wide chainring either with or without a clutch mech. That includes some Alpine descents and following rather rapid folk down rocky trails. Nearly all of the distance has been on hardtails or rigids with only a little on FS so I can't comment too well on that score but if Gian states he rarely drops a chain doing the rides he does then I doubt it's much of an issue in the real world.
Image

User avatar
Specialist Hoprocker
Posts: 120
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:31 am
Location: Deepest Darkest Surrey

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:27 pm

Just fitted one of them to a drive train that wouldn't behave on a gravel bike. Not a n/w chain ring but the chain guide was the cheaper option!

techno
Posts: 1126
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:31 am
Location: Hull

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

Post by techno » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:56 pm

That's reassuring, thanks guys.
I may fit one in the future as a dropped chain (on an alfine setup ffs) caused me a nasty accident requiring surgery this time last year. But now I feel there's less need to rush :-bd
Image

Post Reply