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In the middle of a new build and am wondering why or when a chainguide is needed for this setup?

My old Schwinn cruiser with a 1x5 setup and no chainguide of any sort.

If its mandatory i`ll go with something like this:



But would prefer not to if I can get away with it!

Bike: full rigid
Trails: fireroads mostly
 

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Make sure your chain is not too long, and you should be ok for just fire roads or smooth single track. You may find that you need a basic chain guide though, as per the one you just posted.
 

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Just Tim said:
Make sure your chain is not too long, and you should be ok for just fire roads or smooth single track. You may find that you need a basic chain guide though, as per the one you just posted.
Got it. I assume the chain slap from rougher trails will cause it to bounce and eventually fall off? Only one way to find out!
 

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Mandatory. You absolutely need a guide on top to keep the chain on. There are various configurations for riding style, whether x-c, free ride, dh, etc., some of which include tensors to eliminate the slap. Check out http://www.mrpbike.com/product.php
 
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