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so i just took off my small and big chainring and threw on a bash guard and took off my front derailleur and shifter. i just got done with my first ride and i had a pretty tough time keeping the chain on. it was a pretty tech trail and it seemed like almost every other hairy section i lost my chain. it was enough to make me want to shoot my foot. anyways what would be a good somewhat light weight all mountain remedy for this problem... thanks!!!
 

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ketus said:
so i just took off my small and big chainring and threw on a bash guard and took off my front derailleur and shifter. i just got done with my first ride and i had a pretty tough time keeping the chain on. it was a pretty tech trail and it seemed like almost every other hairy section i lost my chain. it was enough to make me want to shoot my foot. anyways what would be a good somewhat light weight all mountain remedy for this problem... thanks!!!
I would try reducing the chain length to the absolute minimum and put an n-gear jump stop on it.
Cost should be about $11. $1 for a chain pin, $10 for the jump stop.
-Dan
 

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when you measure your chain you wrap it around your big front ring and your big rear cog
then add 2 links, since you removed your big front ring you need to shorten the chain
 

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yeah i tried reducing my chain length but i wasnt sure how short is too short. so how tight should the chain feel when it is on both the big ring and the big cog?
 

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ketus said:
so i just took off my small and big chainring and threw on a bash guard and took off my front derailleur and shifter. i just got done with my first ride and i had a pretty tough time keeping the chain on. it was a pretty tech trail and it seemed like almost every other hairy section i lost my chain. it was enough to make me want to shoot my foot. anyways what would be a good somewhat light weight all mountain remedy for this problem... thanks!!!
My friend just installed an E-13 DRS chainguide on my enduro and it I'm having much less chain related issues. I previously threw the chain a few times per ride. I'm still working out a few bugs but its a tremendous improvement.
 

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ketus said:
yeah i tried reducing my chain length but i wasnt sure how short is too short. so how tight should the chain feel when it is on both the big ring and the big cog?
run the chain without going through the derauilure to measure. get the chain as tight as you can and then add two links.
 

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Chainguide

No matter what kind of chainring you run, you will lose your chain.

Get a chainguard. E13 SRS will keep your chain on in any terrain. Any other sort of workaround (non-ramped ring, third eye) will still result in chain dropping sometimes.

JMH

ketus said:
so i just took off my small and big chainring and threw on a bash guard and took off my front derailleur and shifter. i just got done with my first ride and i had a pretty tough time keeping the chain on. it was a pretty tech trail and it seemed like almost every other hairy section i lost my chain. it was enough to make me want to shoot my foot. anyways what would be a good somewhat light weight all mountain remedy for this problem... thanks!!!
 

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If you are gonna get a n-stop why not just put your front der back on? Adjust the limit screws so you don't need to have a shifter.

If you are hitting alot of rocky areas then a chain guide will be the ticket. the Evil/E13 guide that was suggested should be fine.
 

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JMH said:
No matter what kind of chainring you run, you will lose your chain.

Get a chainguard. E13 SRS will keep your chain on in any terrain. Any other sort of workaround (non-ramped ring, third eye) will still result in chain dropping sometimes.

JMH
I'll second that. Without the front derailleur the chain will drop constantly. Get a chainguard. Its kinda pricey and I haven't tried others but my E13 works flawlessly.
 
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