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Thick/Thin
#1
Afternoon,

Got a new frame on the way and am undecided on how I'm going to set it up.

Who runs a single thick/thin chain ring set up and are they worth it as they sound a bit too good to be true?
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#2
Mine has never dropped off the chainring. Paired up with a clutch mech. But then it doesn't see much Gnar type stuff to upset it
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#3
as the general says, works fab with a clutch mec and must people find they never need more. I have however lost the chain twice (not much I know) on my hard tail, so I run a top guide on the full sus as my mum once told me you can never use too much protection.
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#4
Mine had never dropped till did that charity race at PORC & dropped the chain.
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#5
Sounds like it could be a goer then as I'm as far from gnar as you can get. Cheers everyone.
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#6
It's not about gnar (seen your times, you are flying)....  it is about gearing ratios and whether you are comfortable pushing them.

I am running a 30T nw on the front and a 40t expander on the rear. this gives me a gear that is harder to push than the old 24t front 36t rear but it is ok. I can get up Heartattack at Surrey and did the Black at Glentress with it so it is all good.

Overall I love it.
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#7
Never lost a chain, ridden some fairly rough stuff Antur Stiniog for example. As Nigel says ratios are key. I also run a 30T with the sram XO1 42-10 cassette, spins up the steepest stuff easily and just about has enough for fast downs. Could probably use a 32T with that cassette for most my riding to be honest.
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#8
Brew... what frame you getting?
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#9
It's actually the frame you hate more than any other out there nige Big Grin.......

It's a black,650b,trail bike
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#10
On one, Specialized or Orange....  

My guess is the new Orange Alpine 160. I could rant over all the things that I dislike about it but it's your bonfire and i've no business peeing on it...  if you can afford it get a decent shock on it, CCDBa would be ideal, no need for the climb switch as pedalling on a 30/32t up front is spot on but lr is super linear so will require tunable top end damping. The CCinline still not suited to heavier riders especially on a single pivot.

That is all...
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