e13 LG1

64 Reviews for LG1

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 Absolutely runs amazingly. Had to modify mine a bit to get it to fit my supreme DH but not a big deal at all. Switched over the tech 2 idler to a custom hose, which allows it to run silently. Runs great, never dropped a chain. Hockeyntu recommends it!
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 Brilliant bit of kit. Smooth. Reliable. Strong. Light. And doesnt make as much noise as others. Also having the taco bash guard too. Great idea for protecting your chain ring and not necessarily needing to run a bash ring which can sometimes look nice without one
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 get the new version in bling white very light and strong...also check the MRP also in bling white. Check sizing for your bike before buying. The bash is really simple but saves your rings...as you know there is nothing worse than a dirty injured ring!!!
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 Went to using this from an awful blackspire chain device and bash, which was a nightmare to set up and then didnt work properly even after 3 further set up attempts, and yes i do know what im doing, seemed as as soon as i fitted up one of these aligned everything properly again worked flawlessly, looks brilliant doesnt gather mud, never dropped the chain in the 12 months ive been using these on different bikes highly recommended, well worth every penny.
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 had this on for well over a year and once i'd set it up (easier than chain devices used to be) it has NEVER dropped the chain off my bike and it gets a lot of use.

the taco is showing signs of wear but this has been absolutely battered by rocks and grounding on certain tracks, i'm always surprised its still there at the bottom of a run, it gets that much stick.

i run a bit of rubber hose on the rear bit of the top cage to silence an already quiet chain device. my old metal ones were so noisy.

i won't get rid of this ever
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 when i first used this the chain kept sticking cloging up in the device but after it bedded in* (within a few hours of riding)i have never had a single problem with it. also its had a few bad knocks and never broken. i love it.

*this may have been caused by the chainring/ chain that was also brand new.
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 excellent guide. came in at 215g on my scale though, not the specified 195g but thats irrelevant.

only thing is theyre waay overpriced. but all chainguides are. i mean, were paying 100€ or something for a few cm³ of plastic and one bearing... ridiculous.
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 Never skips, always works and looks pretty ace too.

However they can be fragile if you hit them hard off rocks. Also - its pretty bad that any direct hits to the taco go straight into your ISCG mounts. And if you sheer those off then you need some serious new frame/welding plans.

Oh yeah also - the cost of that little roller at the bottom is completely retarded. I needed one it cost £23! So thats like $50 for you yankeeedoodles...for a plastic, crappy chain roller :O
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 I didn't actually buy an LG-1 as a whole guide. I used to run the SRS but fancied some weight savings. This brings me onto the first great point about the whole e*13 range.
The backplate is universal, which means that you can, using the parts kit convert your SRS to and LG-1 and vice versa. It's a brilliant guide that does it's job well. It's really one of those parts which you can stick on the bike and forget about. Highly reccomended.
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 cons, weight, standard. the chainguide should have a better standard or be simply eliminated. they should be adopted by crank and frame manufactureres so that everything lines up better and weights less.

pros of this one though are weight, ease of instalation, and durability. basically everything. gets a little tricky if you havn't got the right size chainring bolts or if you have a low chainstay. for example, vp free and spesh enduro/sx/sx trail will need the special boomerang for low chainstays.
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 Light and strong, doesnt clog with mud as easy as a full bash guard setup. Why do you think everyone uses this? Because its awesome! the taco bash is a good idea because it covers all it needs to withoutweighing much.its great!
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 has worked very well for me on my ironhorse sunday, the chain runs smoothly on it and has never come off once through the fault of the guide, only in crashes and really hard hits, which the actual guide took really well and no bending occured.
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 Went from a dual ring and guide to a single ring with this guide. Stays true to everything else that ethirteen makes. Durable, quiet, and keeps the chain on. Can't say much for impacts as I haven't hit anything that would damage it yet.
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 the best chainguide out there.................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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 Light and strong, doesnt clog with mud as easy as a full bash guard setup. I managed to smash the bottom guide off and mrp G2 within about three rides, but the LG1 has taken loads more hits on my Orange 224 (very low bottom bracket), including a week of alpine descending and is still as intact as the day I bought it....
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 Really good chain guide, strong, and never had a chainfall. only bad thing is the chain slap can become annoying but if you put a bit of velcro on the top guide it can quieten the noise
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 I retract my previous review. This chain guide has given me nothing but problems. Its dropping chains all the time now. Its loud, and hard to get adjusted. Doesn't line up right. I'll be changing to a MRP G2.
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 Been running this for over a year, issue free, rub free, quiet and never drops a chain ... i'd be amazed if it would since it's pretty much impossible by design.

Bang up design on this!
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 Second best chain guide in the world - anything this didn't do is now done by the LG1+. Owned and used both, didn't think this could be bettered but the + version is as good a chain guide as you can get.
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 Best guide EVER. I have both the older version, and the new LG+1. both are awesome with the later being pretty much the best guide ever made. So revolutionary that everybody else's designs are just a bite off e13.
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 This has got to be e13's best chain guide. The taco on the bottom really saves money on chain rings in the long run, is light as hell. Best investment I have put out. If only I could afford this model on all my bikes.
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 Light and strong, doesnt clog with mud as easy as a full bash guard setup. Brilliant bit of kit. Smooth. Reliable. Strong. Light. And doesnt make as much noise as others. Also having the taco bash guard too.
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 Features:
• Adjustable long wear composite sliders shed mud and debris
• Tech 2 idler NEW!
• Weighs only 195 Grams
• Comes fully assembled

Specifications:
• Available bolt patterns: Compatible with all
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 recently had this put on my stab, so far it works great, got a good deal on it to at our local bike shop, only con i can think of is the fact that it's really loud, but it might just be my chain...
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 my chain has never come off when this is on my bike, its really light and looks good. the taco bash is a good idea because it covers all it needs to withoutweighing much.its great!
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 Why do you think everyone uses this? Because its awesome! Lightest, sexiest and easiest to tune. You cant go wrong! Combined with the taco bash guard, you cant go wrong. No dropped chains, no bent chain rings. Its beautiful!
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 I had to replace the Stealth Idler pully after 3 years...and it'S 22.50$CDN! what a rip!

but for the rest it's strong and easy to install and adjust, hold your chain right and it's the lightest system out there.
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 Light, works a charm and looks good. If you use a Taco if offers more than ample protection. They have made it lighter for '09 so things just keep getting better for the LG1.
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 Light, simple and it looks pretty good too, deffinatly a great chainguide. Easy too clean and it hasn't required much maintence yet, its been just over a season though. Its a good buy.
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 This thing is super light and amazingly tough! it world class all the way!

Pros: Comes fully assembled. easy install. mud is no longer and issue!!

Cons: None found
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 light,quiet and strong. a really good piece of equipment that does its job extemely well with no fuss and simple chain guide everyone should buy one
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 i had the srs and brought, the plate kid and taco, so much better then srs but the srs is still so sick................................
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 If you ride dh or fr you need this chainguide for sure ! It 's lite, strong (hit it my self a cople of timmes on rocks and it didnt break or bend), ...
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 light weight but beware

taco is pretty week, i snapped mine when it really shouldnt have...

expensive to replace too

id recommed overall
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 love the guide, looks good, retains my chain to my ring, keeps the drive like crisp looking, a little noisy but you don't hear it with friends, and some what unnoticeable.
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 Bolts up easy and very durable.No need bashguard.Roller and bearings works perfectly.ISCG mounts were nice option.Alxxx recommend it.
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 extrmely light weight, so so simple to fit with no hastle. work in silence and looks sweet. it may be a bit pricey but well worth it and will last forever no doubt.
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 brilliant holds the chin on amazingly ! bit fiddly to fit and in white gets muchy fast but when clean looks sweet and is also nice and light ! love it ! Smile
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 You'll never drop a chain with this! Really light and looks sweet, can be picked up pretty cheap for 2nd hand now too...

GET IT
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 Used on the rockiest/rootiest/muddiest trails in new england. Killington, mount snow, Highlands and shuttle runs here and there. Works like a champ. No problems at all.
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 I'm using this one now it never drops the chain,its rely performing great on big bumps and rocks,no sound can be hеаrd.I'm rely pleased of it never going to take it off!!
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 This is a great chain device i have had it in white and smashed into lots of things(as is my nature) and coulndt find a way to snap or crack it. And it is lightweight!
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 I love my LG1, super smooth, keeps the chain nice and snug on the sprocket. I would definitely invest my money on another one for my other bike.
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 Fits on almost any bike and no matter what holds the chain on. Its quiet its durable and its light. Its about everything you could ask for for only $150!
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 fits perfect and saves you in races =P well thats what i bought it for because the whole three sprocket thing wasnt cutting it
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 super light weight, easy install, easily maintained looks hella fly too! havent had a single prob since installed!!! love it! A littel pricey for a dirt bag though
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 It's light, it's stylish, it works well, there's nothing more to ask for. I run one on my bike and it works like a dream. Also, the price is $225 Canadian retail
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 I have cheaper version (LS-1)but it works the same as LG1.Quiet and works really fantastic.I don't think there is better chain guide than E13.
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 I have the LS1 which is just the same but a bit more weight and without the taco and it is awesome. It runs smoothly and you will never drop a chain again. Simples.
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 Just great! Also comes with bb adapter if you don't have iscg mounts.

Does exactly what you'd expect.
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 works amazing,its light and tough,never had my chain fall off once with this! very ajustable and looks prime in white!
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 pros: light, tough, reliable, easy maintenance, easy fitting.
cons: white gets stained easily by oil
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 Solid, light, keeps my chain tight and glued to to the ring. Taco bash does its job over logs and rocks, too.
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 the best chain guide for a reasonable price. its worth every penny.
its super quiet and super smooth
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 Brilliant, hasn't been serviced in ages and is still running smooth. Wouldn't change it for anything.
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 easiest chainguide to set it up,only about 5 minutes or so to make them working,the best chainguide i've ever tried
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 pro's light strong i use it for dj/dh/fr/4x
con's can be a pain to get the right spacing

overal i give it 9/10
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 strong, good looking, and works spectacular. I've used this guide all season and it has never dropped a chain.
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 definatly an amazing product never had the chain come off alough tey could be more specific about the iscg thing
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 I am new to chainguides, but this one seems easy to set up and it does what it has to.

Pretty light for what you get.
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 Very good chain guide, if well fitted keeps the chain in place in any situation. Simple to set up and works great.
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 does the job, very light, and very quiet! Doesn't break the bank either, and needs little maintenance.
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 Amazing, Simply amazing! Holds down the fort real nice, never loses a chain. Plus the Taco is a great improvement~
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e13 LG1 (MSRP $149.99) — The LG1 is a new chainguide system developed to meet the rigorous demands of World Cup downhill racing. The LG1 is an extremely strong, reliable, and adjustable system with the lightest weight of any chainguide that we are aware of on the market today. Primary Uses: Winning World Cup downhill and 4X races, bike park, freeride FEATURES Includes direct mount bash guard NEW! Adjustable long wear composite sliders shed mud and debris NEW! Tech 2 idler NEW! Weighs only 195 Grams Comes fully assembled NEW! SPECIFICATIONS Available bolt patterns: Compatible with all Available direct mount bashguard sizes:36T and 40T max. Chainring size compatibility: 34T-40T

Specifications Compare to other ChainGuides

Price $150
Weight 195 g
Color Options black
Mounting Standard ISCG
Mounting Standard - Chain guide mounting standards determine its compatibility with your frame. Older frames will use a simpler version known as ISCG. Most new age frames will use ISCG05, however there is adapters made for cross compatibility.
Single/Dual Ring single
FD Compatible no

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