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Hi

Is it possible to mount a chainguide on to a genius-frame? Havent seen any iscg mounting so I guess that you have to use bottombracket mount? Any problems with that? With the shock etc.....

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Thanks for a really good answer!

Thought that the Genius was scotts "light" all mountain bike.

And a chainguide on an all mountain bike in my opinion isnt weird.
 

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Hmm.. I'd want a two ring set up on a genius.. and I don't think you'd have a great deal of room to fit a chain device back plate in considering the proprietary e-type mech mount on the frame.
Single ring probably would be just fine, but then I'd suggest going ransom carbon if you want a sinngle ring front set-up.

Unless you want to go 1x10 and are tough as nails, you could probably run this
E13 XCX

I've got a Ransom Carbon.. triple ring set up.. never dropped a chain even up on Whistler's bike park. Have a Genius with triple set up too. I really don't think you would ever chuck a genius into anything hard enough to warrant a chain device on that bike.. Whistler is a pretty good proving ground.. and from my experience of Whistler trail and AM riding.. theres no need IMO.
 

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you should be able to use a standard dual chain guide set up. either a Gamut Dual Device or E13 DRS both do exactly what you want, and both come in BB mounted. i cant see any problems with fitting one to a Genius, in fact i looked at getting one and doing exaactly the same thing
 

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CTD said:
you should be able to use a standard dual chain guide set up. either a Gamut Dual Device or E13 DRS both do exactly what you want, and both come in BB mounted. i cant see any problems with fitting one to a Genius, in fact i looked at getting one and doing exaactly the same thing
Yep, but did you actually make it work?

The front mech is e-type - albeit not bb mounted but you'd have to assume the offset is the same as if it were bb mounted.

So, with a bb mounted chain guide, I cant see any other situation here than interference.

I have a genius to build up in the next few weeks and an E13 drs. I can have a go and see it it works... once my taxes are done :)

There is a back plate for the DRS with e-type, but you've got the frame e-type mount to deal with.



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Was just considering this myself this morning - wanting to put a double & bash, with chain retention device, on my Genius. Reason being that I don't use the big ring in my riding, and getting fed up with the chain clatter on the downhills, so wanting a chain device to quieten things down. :thumbsup:
But was unsure how to go about it given the Genius' peculiar front derailleur mounting system...
 
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