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Chain guide / Tensioner?

A16UYFA16UYF Posts: 66
edited August 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hey all,

I have a Carbon Cube Sting and was looking at running a 2x9 setup. However the sting doesn’t have ISCG mounts so I wanted to know if I could still run a chain guide / tensioner?

Also on a side note if I can, what would you recommend as a light weight chain guide / tensioner?

Thanks in advance
A16UYF
Cube Sting SCR (custom build)
Spesh allez (factory build)

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    The rear mech is your tensioner, the blackspire stinger is a well respected lower chain guide and can be BB mounted.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Chris`IChris`I Posts: 206
    I've just fitted a MRP 2x to my Stumpy. Not cheap, but a very good bit of kit. Havent had it out in anger yet though.

    Had a Bionicon c.guide (v2) before that and that worked well too, although it had a habit of collecting mud.
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  • A16UYFA16UYF Posts: 66
    Thanks for all the advice, the MRP 2x looks pretty good.

    but can i fit this even know my frame is carbon and i have a pressfit BB?
    Cube Sting SCR (custom build)
    Spesh allez (factory build)
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    I'm not aware of any that fit a pressfit frame unless it has iscg tabs......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    well.

    what is the BB width?

    and what press fit is it?
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  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    From experience, I'd say no.

    Nick, it's usually a Shimano BB-91/41A on carbon Cubes
  • A16UYFA16UYF Posts: 66
    I'm not sure what the width is.

    I think it might be a FSA one.

    Im running Raceface cranks which run through my BB if that helps
    Cube Sting SCR (custom build)
    Spesh allez (factory build)
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