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help, with 2x10 problem

delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
edited August 2011 in MTB general
does anyone know if this will work with a 2x10 set up and if it will stop my chain from dropping.
black spire chain tensioner,,.. ... elID=54360
bike is a santacruz butcher size med running a elka stage 5 coil shock.
sram x9 2x10 drive chain,..
the chain keeps dropping off the front chain ring,, front mech is set up right the limit screws are set right..
crank is a raceface turbine dual setup with bash ring..
the chain drops and ends up stuck between the chanring and iscg05 tabs..
i need to sort this out asap as i have a mtb trip fast approaching....


  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Chain too long?

    But the Blackspire should work.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    remember that when you fit the stinger, the length of chain required increases.
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I use the E13 Heim 2 RS chain guide - works pretty well.

    If you are dropping off the little ring all the time adjust the chain length but also keep in the big ring in the rough terrain - keeps the chain tension and stops the chain being lost into the no mans land between the ISCG tabs and the granny.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    so the chain is comming off the top? and you are thinging about fitting something under the rings.

    sounds like poor set up to me.
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  • Frodo1095Frodo1095 Posts: 252
    I am getting one of these fitted to mine designed specifically for 2x10 set ups.
  • delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
    oh poooooooop i think i have overlookked something here, :oops: :oops: :oops:

    i built the bike up for my trip to whistler in may (brand new bike with new drive train)
    it had a long cage carbon sram x9 mech 10 sp, on my first day first ride i got about 6 mile into the trails at lost lake when my mech exploded (it turned out to be faulty the circlip that holds the mech on were the spring is broke, i got a new mech under warrentywhen i got back to the uk) so i had to go straight into the village (chainless) and get a new mech the new mech was a mid cage one i dont know if the shop who fitted the mech altered the chain length....
    so could this be my problem the orig mech was a long cage one and the replacement one is a med cage one...
    so do you think it would be worth fitting a chain device of some kind or do i just loose a few links off the chain...
    i need to get this sorted asap as i go back to whistler next week...
    thanks again for your help.. .
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    mech cage length has nothing to do with chain length.
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