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28-38T (Black) ISCG-05

E-Thirteen LG1+ Chain Guide - 28-38T (Black) ISCG-05
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E-Thirteen LG1+ Chain Guide

I have this chainguide on 2 bikes. I've been a downhiller for years and years, this is best chainguide out there. It was also the easiest to install and set-up. The guide is really quiet and very light. It opens up like a butter fly, so you can remove the cranks or chainring without removing the chainguide, brilliant!! In my opinion, this is the only chainguide for a downhiller or aggressive trail rider.

Pros: E-13! Light. Works. Easy to install.

Cons: I wish they'd bring back all the colorways.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: May 30, 2016
Reviewed by: Schmitty S.

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Smooth, easy to install and adjust

I've used MRP and e.13.

This is very comparable to the MRP. It's very quiet and installs nice and secure. I like that the taco bash can be independently adjusted for different frame types. This would have been great for my old Demo 9.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: June 16, 2014
Reviewed by: Eric R.

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I bought this guide to use for my enduro race bike for a few very specific reasons.

1. 2x10 drivetrains suck - I kept dropping chains even with an MRP 2X guide in a large variety of riding conditions. (Not to mention parts of that guide kept breaking when chains dropped: mainly the lower guide piece...I also had 2 bearing seizures in 3 months...garbage)
2. The ability to remove the ENTIRE bottom roller/bash and not have other metal mounting tabs hanging off for the chain to bang against.

I bought a 34 tooth narrow-wide chainring to use, but wasn't sure it would provide enough chain retention with a top-only guide. I wanted the ability to try it, but also go back to a full guide setup if it didn't work. I ran the full guide for a full week, including a race with no issues. Then I removed the lower bash assembly and still haven't dropped a chain after a full 6 months of riding (with an additional 3 races). This significantly reduced the drag while pedaling.

If I were to do this again with a narrow-wide ring, I would be torn to get this or a top-only version. It's nice to have the bash/lower roller for park days, but I'm still not sure it is necessary.

Pros: Adjustability to fit a variety of frames with lower bash mounting points.
Ability to run guide with ENTIRE bash/lower roller assy removed.
No rubbing at all - no matter what gear my cassette is in.
e.13 makes the best guides on the market, I won't waste my time or money with anyone else yet (next on my list is Straitline).

Cons: The capacity printed on the guide is actually 33-36 teeth, not 32 teeth as advertised. I run a 34 tooth ring, so I was unable to test the fit of a 32.
Rather expensive.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: March 11, 2014
Reviewed by: DK

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