You don't even have to go that far. Chainguide isn't needed, I run a 1X8 setup with an N-Gear chain stop (replaces front derailleur, works as a guide, about $8) and a Surly SS 32t chain ring. You don't even need a new chainring, but one made for it will last much longer.cummings said:YA, you dont need a whole new crankset/BB to go single ring. Just buy a Chainguide (Top ones are E13 and MRP), replace the big ring with the bash guard, remove the small ring and your set. Then just put on the chainguide.
s-types = oem, mtx = aftermarket, eighttrack = factory complete wheelset. all the same rims, different stickerssnaky69 said:Sometimes companies run out of parts and put whatever's left in their warehouse in the boxes they send to the lbs. That's why my 416 has s-types instead of MTX's, titel el norte bars instead of hussfelts and blah blah blah.