- Best value chain guide…
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Posted 3 years ago
Are you wanting an oldschool full guide, or just a top one? If you’re thinking top only, then really it makes little sense to do that with a standard ring- it’ll be pretty much as expensive, more hassle, and less reliable than a top guide.
This is the best value chain retention there is, imo:
It’ll hold the chain better than any top guide I’ve used. And in the event the chain does fall off, it goes back on easily! No jamming.
I wouldn’t recommend the Superstar top only guides, the backplate of the XCR is a bit bendy, it does work but it’s not brilliant. An MRP 1X is a fair bit more expensive admittedly but it’s also a lot better.Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
For something off the shelf, best value is anything made by e.13. Yes, might be an expensive up front outlay, but they work, are reliable, and don’t disintegrate or jam and fall apart like other brands (*cough* MRP *cough* )
But yes, a Narrow / Wide does a much better job. Though in reducing chain slap, it really needs a clutch mech, and I’m finding they’re a bit troublesome. Not always engaging when you want them too. I’m thinking now a simple tensioner like above and a N/W ring is all that’s needed.Posted 3 years agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Northwind – how long did your e13 take to disintegrate? I have one but foolishly haven’t stopped using rock and roll lube yet. Keep meaning to get something else but haven’t decided what, can’t be doing with a messy chain anymore.
The e13 xcx has been perfect so far otherwise, bit pricy for what it is thoughPosted 3 years agosuperfliMember
+1 tomfun. Had the very occasional drop with a NW chainring. Not something I’d normally be fussed with, but didnt want it happening under race conditions. I bought a superstar frame mounted guide as I couldnt be bothered to take the BB off 🙂 Waste of money, far to flimsy. I then bought the BB mounted XCR guide and its been great. No drops on UKGE or Mega.Posted 3 years ago
davosaurusrex – Member
Northwind – how long did your e13 take to disintegrate?
Can’t really remember, I went through a couple of chain devices trying to find a good one. Few months I think.
I didn’t know MRP has a banned list too 😳 FWIW I’ve just treated my 2 the same as the E13 and neither have shown any ill effects, over a much longer period. But maybe they’ll fall apart tomorrow 😆Posted 3 years ago
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