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do i need a chain guide/tenshioner if im only ridin XC and a little free riding?
the place i go too had got rough terrain and some steep hills and drops
 

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Today's bikes have great geometry. I haven't dropped a chain yet on my Giant Trance X2. Think about how much your guide will limit your gear choices. Do you ride trails that utilize jumping around on your triple? Or do you have the legs to push a 9-10 speed cassette without a front derailleur?
 
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