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So on the SC site they say there are issues with this guide on the carbon nomad. has anyone tried installing one and can confirm the exact issue?
 

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I just tried to install on my aluminum frame and the lower pivot link was in the way. It might work if you put it to the "wide" setting or whatever it is but I decided to return it at that point and get the Straitline Silent Guide.
 

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I've got one on my Aluminum Nomad, I had to run it in the wide position and shave a bit of material off of the corner of the taco. But it works, I've had mine for 3 months and have had no issues.
 

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Ridge_Rider said:
I've got one on my Aluminum Nomad, I had to run it in the wide position and shave a bit of material off of the corner of the taco. But it works, I've had mine for 3 months and have had no issues.
can you post a picture
 

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This is what I did:



When you set it to the wide position, the corner of the Taco (just the plastic) hits the pivot, so I trimmed it down. This gave me enough room to clock it.

See:
 

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I am noticing that you (Ridge Rider) are talking about the aluminum frame and the OP was asking about the Carbon frame. Anyone know if they are exactly the same or if the pivots are bigger/fatter on the carbon and that is why they say there are issues or ???
 

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Has anyone had (or even heard about) ISCG tab durability issues when using taco style bash guard? SC says the warranty will not cover broken ISCG tabs if a taco guard has been used.

I have a aluminium Nomad2 and I'd like to try a taco guard, probably a MRP G2 Mini-G, but I tend to hit my current bash ring very hard to rocks every now and then and I'm little worried about breaking my frame. Would it be better to use a bottom bracket mounted taco guard instead?
 

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Better? No. Safer? Yes.

With the BB mounted guide obviously you have the risk of it moving on a hard hit. Guess it comes down to how much your tabs are worth to you. :)
 

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My carbon frame isn't quite put together yet, but I was able to take a look at the pivot area - very flat from the ISCG to the pivot.

I'll tell you what - the Straitline guide is friggin' silent, effective, and uses a bashring instead of a taco. I love it.
 

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From my experience, the LG1+ (with a 32 tooth chainring) has way more ground clearance than my old STS with a 36 tooth bash. I use to clip my bash just about every ride (and clip it hard), now that I switched to the LG1+ I dont clip the taco much at all. I think the tabs on the aluminum definitely strong enough to handle a taco bash.
 

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ISCG tabs on my carbon nomad were off by couple of mm. Had to take dremmel to hammerschmidt cranks (sketchy) but works fine.
 

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Better? No. Safer? Yes.

With the BB mounted guide obviously you have the risk of it moving on a hard hit. Guess it comes down to how much your tabs are worth to you. :)
Um, my ISCG mount Gamut G20 rotates just as easily as a BB mount guide when the rear pulley hits something. After the first time I was worried that it would break something so I loosened all the bolts a little bit so it would rotate from an impact, but not from normal use. I'd rather it move than break or tear off a tab.
 

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I have used Gamut P20 with BB and ISCG boomerang and they both turn when the lower roller hits an obstacle. This is why I'd like to try a taco style guide because the guard seems to be protecting the roller.

At the moment I'm using a P20 with the lower part of the boomerang cut away. The chain has never dropped but it keeps hitting the chainstay pretty badly when riding over roots etc at high speed. Maybe I should just try to get rid of the noise by attaching some soft plastic foam or something to the bottom of the chainstay.
 
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