Added a product review for Thomson Elite Seatpost 12/16/2011 8:32 AM
The Good: Featherweigth Strong Durable
The Bad: Expensive, but you get what you pay for
Overall: Little pricey, but I already had 5 of them and never had any issue. Definitely worth the money. For sure the best post money can buy
This product has 8 reviews
Added a product review for e*thirteen LG1+ Chainguide 12/16/2011 8:27 AM
The Good: Lightweight Reliable Strong Easy to install Low maintenance
The Bad: Too noisy for AM bikes but you can solve that by putting some duct tape (or velcro) inside the upper guide Like the other E.13 guides I had, it cracks in the first couple months of use, but the cracks never get bigger and the guide works like a charm.
Overall: E.13 always makes some good guides and this is no exception. I'm running the guide in my AM bike and it is working pretty well. Never had a chain slip or any kind of issues with this guide. The adjustments to fit the chainring are so easy that even a monkey could install it. Cleaning is the only maintenance that is required for this guide, the roller has a sealed bearing and sometimes might be useful to grease it.
This product has 5 reviews
Added a product review for e*thirteen SRS+ Chainguide 12/16/2011 8:18 AM
The Good: - Keeps the chain in place - Easy to install (despite some adjustments) - Reliable - The N-R-W adjustments (for adjusting the guide according to your chainring) makes the installation much more easy than other models that you have a sliding adjustment (like the older models or MRP G2)
The Bad: My chain guide cracked in several places in the first couple months of use, but the cracks never got bigger. Despite the cracks the chain guide works like a charm and after almost 2 years of use the it was still going strong. The pulley worn out and I couldn't find a replacement anywhere near me.
Overall: Definitely worth the money. Works like a charm even in disgusting mud conditions. At first I have thought that the guide would break really soon because of the cracks, but it never happened. I can't talk about the bash guard quality, because I was using a race face bash, but I suppose the bash is tough like the guide.
This product has 3 reviews
Added a product review for Gamut P30 Chainguide 12/16/2011 8:05 AM
The Good: Light, good looking, easy to install, bombproof, reliable and maintenance free. Not China crap.
The Bad: It's not the most silent guide out there.
Overall: The main thing that I like in this chain guide is that it's simple. Simple to install, simple to adjust and basically maintenance free. Unless you manage to break some part it will last a loooong time. Never had any trouble with it. The bash guard also takes a beating. The only thing I noticed is that the nylon parts wears pretty quick in the beginning but stabilizes after some use. One thing that I really appreciate is that is exclusive for 35-36t chainring, it provides a exact fit without any adjustments
This product has 7 reviews
Added a product review for MRP G2 SL Chainguide 12/16/2011 7:53 AM
The Good: Keeps the chain in place, lightweight and a nice look. The taco is thick and probably handles pretty well hard impacts.
The Bad: Like every other guide that has range adjustments could be a pain in the arse to install properly. The roller shell just disintegrated after a month of use without notice, screwing my weekend rides. Bolts come loose often aswell. The roller attracts to much debris and it's very hard to clean properly without disassembly of the whole guide.
Overall: In my opinion the guide didn't last 10% that it was supposed to last. It's not cheap and the replacement parts could be hard to find depending where you live. Having a part that just breaks without notice is such a bummer, and if there's one thing that pisses me off when riding its when a bike part fails. I definitely will not spend my money again in this kind of guide. There are better options out there.
This product has 5 reviews