Weighing in a at only 35 grams, the Oneup Components chain guide is light weight insurance against chain derailment. It’s also inexpensive at $45. But do we actually need chain guides anymore? Contemporary mountain bike drivetrains work so well that many trail riders forgo a chain retention device, despite the lack of a front derailleur. […]
For over a season now, I’ve been trusting the E.thirteen Guidering and TRS+1 Chain guide for a carefree riding experience. But how much chain retention do we really need?
DH Security, Trail Bike Weight — it’s the promise of the SXg chain guide, the new hotness from MRP. Offering both upper and lower chain retention, plus integrated protection, without the weight of a full blown DH chain guide, the SXg is an exercise in minimalism, made possible by the new Whippersnapper lower guide. At 106 grams, […]
MRP showed off a new chain ring design at this year’s Interbike Trade Show, which takes a unique approach to rings with chain retention qualities. As opposed to adopting the narrow-wide design pioneered by SRAM, their unique tooth pattern goes from side to side like a wave. By adding lateral stress on the chain, it engages it more […]
With more and more riders taking to Super D and endurance downhill racing, the all mountain and long travel trail bike category gets better every year. When looking at the bikes the pro ranks are racing on, one consist ant change most pros are taking to is a 9 speed drive train. In the competitive […]