Are you Running a Chain Guide on Your Mountain Bike?

EWS Pietra 2020
A few bikes were equipped with STFU dampers to silence the descents at the 2020 EWS Round 2 race in Italy. photo: Gerow

Three years ago we asked if narrow-wide killed the chain guide, and the answer was… not exactly. We suspect even today more than a few mountain bikers, especially racers, are still choosing a bit of extra insurance when it comes to chain retention.