MRP

  • The Good:

    Small bump sensitivity, ramp control, travel adjustments

    The Bad:

    Can be a bit tricky setting up at first. Refer to MRP for how to step by step.

    Overall Review: Having ridden Pikes and 36s previously, the MRP Stage is up there and can hang with the big players. Loved the ramp control for on the fly adjustments. Riding jumps or G outs in a ride? Click a few more turns to go more progressive. Small bump sensitivity is great and feels close to a Pike. Only...

    Posted by danielhfranks on 1/26/2018 11:17 AM

  • The Good:

    Near infinite adjustability, high performance damper, light weight, superb overall performance.

    The Bad:

    Lots of adjustments can be overwhelming, and it takes a little time to get it dialed. Not quite as stiff as a Lyric.

    Overall Review: The Ribbon offers more adjustability and performance than any other fork on the market while still coming in at a relatively light 4.2 lbs for the 29 version. With the FullFill negative/positive air springs you can dial in the amount of suppleness you like, using less air in the negative chamber...

    Posted by kramerica5000 on 12/5/2017 7:34 AM

  • The Good:

    Initially quiet while it works

    The Bad:

    Too flexy to keep chain in place. no longer quite once you loose the rubber inserts

    Overall Review: When the chain do pop out - it shoves the guide upward and ripps the rubber inserts out. since it's on a nerrow-wide chainring - you need a tool to remove the useless guide to reinstall the chain. now your race run is over, the rubber inserts are lost garbage somewhere in the bushes, and the gui...

    Posted by galb on 12/4/2017 1:50 AM

  • The Good:

    Works remarkable well, Bridges the gap between G4 and AMg systems, Easy to install

    The Bad:

    Top of the line guide that comes at a hefty price

    Overall Review: When getting into mountain biking, there are components that are mandatory for riding like wheels, frames, and forks and then there are other components that improve the quality of riding, improve your performance, and keep your bike running the way it should. I would classify chain retention sy...

    Posted by dirtworks911 on 11/30/2017 10:19 PM

  • The Good:

    strong, light weight, affordable, does what it is supposed to do, adjust to chainline w/ shims

    The Bad:

    could have more color options but I am nit picking to find a flaw

    Overall Review: I have had a couple of these on diff bikes and to be honest, I don't notice it which I think is the point. The chain stays put, it is relatively quiet and maint. free.  has protected my chain and sprocket many times during both DH and AM riding. 

    Posted by conlysm on 7/6/2017 7:21 AM

  • The Good:

    Burly, reliable.

    The Bad:

    Bulky, not the lightest option.

    Overall Review: To truly appreciate the success I've had with this chainguide, you need to know that the other half helping retain the chain was a Sram X5 long-cage derailleur. And yes, this setup was actually mounted on a DH bike. That's how companies get low prices on their lower-spec bikes. Cutting corners...

    Posted by WhiteBreadGravity on 11/24/2015 7:05 PM

  • The Good:

    Light'ish (i have the alloy version, also comes in carbon). Quiet Super easy install
    looks great
    protects your chain ring
    added peace of mind

    The Bad:

    Not cheap but relative to other bike parts its a bargain

    Overall Review: I have used an XX1 setup since it came out. Originally with a 32t ring up front and no guide. The narrow-wide ring + the clutch does wonders for keeping your chain on however its by far not guaranteed to stay on. In the past 3'ish years I've dropped my chain probably 5 times and I noticed it ...

    Posted by ryan_daugherty on 8/16/2015 1:13 PM

  • MRP has been in the bike game for a long time. Mostly known for their chainguides and drivetrain components, MRP has taken their White Brothers suspension division and re-invented themselves with their latest technology under the MRP name. Aimed squarely at the enduro and all mountain shredders,...

    Posted by Zoomlinski on 4/4/2015 10:15 PM

  • The Good:

    The 5 star rating is well deserved. See Overall Review portion for more details.

    The Bad:

    I have been on the fork for a couple months and nothing has come up that I can even nitpick over.

    Overall Review: by Weston Walker Ok…so this is the part of the review where I’m “supposed” to discuss all the technology inside the MRP Stage. I’m going to go ahead and skip that and get right down to the question a review is “supposed” to answer, and that is “Does the product work?” I just don’t see the p...

    Posted by Weston Walker on 7/8/2014 3:50 PM

  • The Good:

    looks awesome and did run smooth

    The Bad:

    made from plastic that breaks easy.

    Overall Review: Mine broke in the same place as mentioned in the review. It cant be blamed on using unapproved cleaners or lubricants because the whole transmission was new.Should last more than six runs at the ski hill for the price. I think they need to go back to the drawing board on this one and make t...

    Posted by erockjmet on 8/11/2013 7:16 AM

  • The Good:

    Light works Great and quiet. easy to install

    The Bad:

    the Poly is mounted on the taco so if the taco got broken you lost your chain device :-\

    Overall Review: I had this chain-Device for almost 6 months... it did a great job until it had a few rocks in the taco. the eyelet that holds itTogether just snap and was holding there only with the pressure of the nut. after a ride on some rocky terrain i started to hear my chain rattling and whe...

    Posted by Sparky.lab on 6/25/2013 3:03 AM

  • The Good:

    The guide is a huge improvement from the G2. the hinged uper and lower guides are very nice and make for easy chain install

    The Bad:

    bolts are very weak. I went to torque to specific torque value provided by MRP however the head snapped off. MRP replaced in a very quick and professional manner

    Overall Review: The guide is a huge improvement over their previous one the G2 and has allot of cool features. the bolt kinda sketched me out when i was torquing to their own specs the head snaps of (Bad bolt of the line i suppose). would be nice to be able to use any chainlube you want rather that "MRP approve...

    Posted by tazer255zm on 6/24/2013 10:33 PM

  • Reviewed by Evan Turpen // Photos by Brandon Turman The technology and design of chainguides has come a long way over the last decade. With so many similar looking designs out there, how did MRP manage to come out with a new and unique guide with features unlike the rest? Read on to find out… ...

    Posted by E.T. on 5/8/2013 11:01 PM

  • The Good:

    Set it and forget it reliability. Strong bash plate, Silent operation, Light

    The Bad:

    Non-replaceable bash plate (addressed on new G3 that was just released)

    Overall Review: I am running this chainguide on a 1x10 drivetrain with an MRP Bling Ring (awesome spiderless conversion, BTW) and haveabsolutely no complaints. It was easy to set-up and I haven't dropped a chain since it went on. Outstanding product that is made and assembled in Colorado!

    Posted by shredlightly on 9/19/2012 10:08 AM

  • The Good:

    Light
    Good looking
    Easy to find used

    The Bad:

    Had some chain drops

    Overall Review: I had some chain drop, but I guess the chain was too old and long . According to me a SRS+ or a LG1+ are a slightly better.

    Posted by LaBourde on 12/18/2011 12:40 PM

  • 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 Review: 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 p...

    Posted by alemaodh420 on 12/16/2011 7:53 AM

  • The Good:

    Support, easy to set-up, USA aluminum machining baby! Bash is burley. Colors! RELIABILITY

    The Bad:

    It is louder than my Straitline but whatever.

    Overall Review: I have used Gamut, E.13, Truvativ, Straitline, Black Spire, and others. My MRP's have never failed me. As a tech I have found that most issues came for improper set-up. Stop by the iXS Morewood tent for MRP support at any event that we are at. I have run this guide on single pivots, four b...

    Posted by MTB R&D on 12/16/2011 7:01 AM

  • The Good:

    It easily mounted to the bike, no alignment issues.

    The Bad:

    Not worth the purchase price. The plastic is cheap and upper and lower guides break constantly. I went through 3 upper guides and 4 lowers before I decided to switch to an E13 LG1

    Overall Review: There are much better choices out there. Don't waste your money, but an E13. E13 makes a much better product. I've had 2 MRP guides that didn't last a season of riding. I've had e13's that I've used on multiple bikes.

    Posted by donch15 on 12/16/2011 5:38 AM

  • The Good:

    easy to set up. quiet. fits many frame designs. durable

    The Bad:

    pricey. not very stylish

    Overall Review: this chain guide sets up easy, rolls smoothly and fits many frames. It doesn't get better than the mini g sl

    Posted by Wonny on 9/25/2011 11:15 PM

  • The Good:

    I've never dropped a chain and the bash guard has held up to several big hits.

    The Bad:

    Small bolt heads can be easily stripped if you're not careful.

    Overall Review: Love this guide, and it's little brother the Mini-G. Highly recommended by me.

    Posted by bjenson on 2/25/2011 2:59 PM

  • The Good:

    Easy to install, functional, light weight and have never lost a chain or totalled my chainring

    The Bad:

    really have nothing bad to say about these guides

    Overall Review: The bashplate has kept my chainring intact on a number of big hits and the chain has never come off... what more can you say? these guides look great, are easy to install and get the job done

    Posted by Cody31 on 12/8/2010 4:23 PM

  • The Good:

    set and forget
    solid construction
    made in the USA!
    doesnt drop chains or get jammed
    its way lighter than a gulde/bashguard set up.
    boomerang is solid and absorbs impact without slowing you down
    SILENT

    The Bad:

    nothing at all....

    Overall Review: great guide, expensive but way worth it. buy it its made in the USA by people who know what they are doing.

    Posted by thegb1212 on 11/16/2010 3:41 PM

  • The Good:

    Easy to set up(direct BB cup mount). No rubbing issues.

    The Bad:

    Um.......lighter? Its already pretty light though.

    Overall Review: Buy it. Mount it. Ride it.

    Posted by JimEG on 6/7/2010 8:02 PM

  • The Good:

    Roller/idler wheel very good, poly taco very strong.

    The Bad:

    the cap on the idler wheel shredded on my third ride with it. Had to put a spacer on the rear part of the to guide and grind out some of the plastic in order to get better chain clearance where it enters.

    Overall Review: This is a bash guard. I would have expected the idler wheel cap to be more robust. The to guide is perhaps too robust and the chain really rubs= loud

    Posted by bkbroiler on 5/20/2010 3:15 PM