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Dude, the chain guide won't stop you riding up a hill. You just have to choose the right size front chainring to make it a bit easier, say something like a 32 or 34. Personally i prefer 34 but am running a 36 at the moment just to see if i can get away with it.
So i guess it doesn't really matter if its between 32 and 36, depending on your legs. Anything bigger would be a pain to pedal up-hill.
You could even buy a dual ring chain guide if you wanted to, E13 make one and so does Blackspire.
A good cheap option might be a Truvativ box guide, or ...... err.... something else?!?!
 

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mr plow said:
Dude, the chain guide won't stop you riding up a hill. You just have to choose the right size front chainring to make it a bit easier, say something like a 32 or 34. Personally i prefer 34 but am running a 36 at the moment just to see if i can get away with it.
So i guess it doesn't really matter if its between 32 and 36, depending on your legs. Anything bigger would be a pain to pedal up-hill.
You could even buy a dual ring chain guide if you wanted to, E13 make one and so does Blackspire.
A good cheap option might be a Truvativ box guide, or ...... err.... something else?!?!
how can you have a dual ring chain guide
 

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i have a mrp mini-me guide and that works great and still lets me do some uphills.
 

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crazyfreerider said:
thanks whats there cheapest system
you hafta buy the one that fits your frame. mine was around 110.
 

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yeah

check the chainguide in my signature. Also, a dual ring would probably be what your looking for, although you can get away with a 34 up front and a 34 out back really easy.
 

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JBsoxB said:
i have a 38t blackspire dh ring up front and was running a 11-32 t cassette... i could climb no problem...

now i'm running ss and can still climb ok...
yeah when you are young and skinny it doesn't matter. just need a wheel and some pedals and life is all good
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
yeah when you are young and skinny it doesn't matter. just need a wheel and some pedals and life is all good
hehe, funny cos it's true!!
Don't have to worry about sore knees or other stuff like that.
I have probs climbing (like proper climbs) on my 36 front 11-32 set up, but i just have to make do with what i got.

BTW this crazyfreerider seems a little below par for what i would call a 'Crazy Freerider'!!!! ;)
 
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