This has got to be the easiest chainguide systems I've ever set up. It took me about twenty five minutes to install. If you are used to E-Thirteen Chainguides you shouldn't have any problems! Really simple system and extremely light, even with the 36 tooth E-Thirteen chainring. The chainring itself only weighs 37.26 grams. That’s lighter than a CD
.After positioning my chainguide at a twelve o’clock position on my bike I made a few adjustments to the sliders and was pedaling down my driveway in no time. The Tech 2 Stealth idler was pretty quite compared to some other systems.
I’ve been testing this Chainguide for about six months now and have officially beat the crap out of it! After the first or second week I had to tighten the three bolts in the back plate. After those bolts set in, the system was all good. I never had problems with those again. I have been resetting the back plate and tightening my bottom bracket every two to three months though. I don't know if that has been caused by the chainguide or not? *I’ve ran into that problem with all of the chain retention systems on the market.*
Within the time period I tested the LG1, I raced a handful of downhill races and was really impressed with it’s performance. This guide will give you the confidence you need to pedal your way to victory. That’s probably why E-Thirteen has the most world cup races and championships under it’s belt!
For being the lightest chain retention system on the market it sure is strong. The Carbon Composite material they use for low friction and long life is no joke.
The LG1 is a great system! Very race oriented design. I haven't tried every system out there but so far this is the best one I've come across.www.e13components.com
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