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e*thirteen XCX Chainguide

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “Works great, but check fit before committing”

    The Good: Easy to align. Captive hardware is a big plus. Chain rub is almost nonexistent. Works as advertised - no dropped chains yet.

    The Bad: Some suspension linkages may cause compatibility issues - see below for more details.

    Overall Review:

    (This review is for the seat tube mounted low-clamp version of this guide.) I was initially disappointed when I found that the lower linkage on my 2012 Giant Trance forced me to mount this chainguide so high that it looked like it might not work properly. So if you can, you should check the compatibility between this chainguide and your specific frame before you throw down your cash. I had doubts, especially since I was using a 32T ring, but since I started riding I have forgotten all about the installation issues. After a little bit of adjustment, there is very little chain rub. There's some slight noise when I use the lowest or highest cogs, but nothing that I can feel through the pedals. My first ride with this chainguide was down a steep, rocky trail with about six or seven miles of continuous descent. The guide worked perfectly - not one dropped chain. And that's the way it's been ever since. As long as you can get the guide to fit on your frame, the performance is great. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it's a high-quality item.

    “Low Mount Version”

    The Good: Light, Easy Intsall

    The Bad: Moves Easy After Crash

    Overall Review:

    I ran the low mount version on 1x9 gearing with my Trek Fuel EX 7. Worked great because with a press fit BB the low mount or high mount allow you to still use a chain guide.  Super LIGHT

    The chain guide was easy to install, however it is easy to move upon crashing.  The lower mount I had setup is similar to a derailuer clamp on your seat tube and it moved on me and needed readjusting several times after a bad crash.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Miscellaneous The XCX, has been used by friends and employees of e*thirteen since 2004 and now its available to you!Its been proven at the highest levels of competition, having won the Men's Elite Silver medal in the 2009 UCI WorldChampionship Cross Country race. Extremely lightweight. World Championship proven. Easily change chains and chainrings. Gold anodized alloy hardware. Chainring size indicators for simple adjustment. 1.5mm backplate spacing w/ .5mm spacers allows perfect setup. Works with 32 - 42t rings. 7075 aluminum backplate. Approximate weight 56 grams.
    Price $29.86
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry