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I made the transition on my 07 komodo to single speed. At first, I was alittle hesitant but thought in time it would be good for me. (it also keeps people from wanting to borrow it haha). I rode it yesterday and surprisingly I was faster than normal. I was leaving my buddy who has 18 speeds behind me. Dont get my wrong, there were one or two hills that my legs just couldnt do yet, but it was my first time riding SS. So far, I love it.

It made riding more aggressive more fun, I dont think about what gear or hear any noise, I just try to rip as hard as I can while keeping tire side down.

That brings me to this- I dont have a chainguide and I definitely need something for a little extra tension on the front.
So far I have boiled it down to a BB mount stinger, or a blackguard. Which one do you think might be a better option? I can make my own blackguard, so that is one upside to that option. I also notice e.13 has a very simple bb mount chainguide for XC use, very minimal for racing. I am not sure what its called, but I dont beleive I can use a bash with that one.
Any ideas or suggestions?
 

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Do you have a tensioner and SS cogs? With those two and a set it up properly (chain line and length etc) you shouldn't need a chain guide.
 

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I am going to use a Stinger as tensioner on the new bike.

Bolt-on tensioners in the rear make wheel removal a little more difficult (I will NOT use a spring loaded one), and I have yet to find a negative to BB mounted tensioners, especially with ISCG mounts.
 

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That is all fine, but I did leave my chain alittle long for a 34t front ring, so it has a bit of slack with the 32t.
 

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wolfman00 said:
That is all fine, but I did leave my chain alittle long for a 34t front ring, so it has a bit of slack with the 32t.
Take the extra links out, and keep em as a spare with a couple if Sram powerlinks.

Or buy a second chain.
 

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You have to have quite a bit of slack with the 32t, if you think it is going to be enough with a 34t.
 

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I figured out the problem, I am going to pull two links and pick up a half link to get it as tight as I can.

Thanks for the help. The solution was an easy fix.
 
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