Pinkbike Poll: Is There a Chain Guide on Your Bike?

Jun 18, 2018 at 12:35
by Mike Levy  
Hey, remember chain guides? Sure, there are loads of pint-sized and near-weightless upper sliders to choose from these days, but the large majority of mid-travel bikes that I see are running guide-less setups, especially the ones that still have their stock spec. A day spent in the Whistler Bike Park will even reveal a few 200mm-travel sleds doing laps without any retention and protection insurance for their drivetrain. And who remembers Cam Zink on his Hyper, sans any type of guide at all, at the Red Bull Rampage back in 2013? Ballsy.


MRP SXg review test
OneUp chain guide review test
These days, it's uncommon to see a full-sized chain guide (left) on mid-travel bikes, but plenty of riders go with a lightweight upper slider setup (right).


But back to cross-country, trail, all-mountain, and enduro rigs. On those types of bikes, clutch-equipped derailleurs and chainrings designed to help keep the chain from bouncing off have made guides an option rather than a necessity for many (but not all) riders. In fact, of the eight test bikes with 1x drivetrains that I have in my workshop right now, just three of them came with an upper guide out of the box. I've had good luck going guide-less, too; besides a small hiccup awhile ago when a stick managed to get between the ring and the chain, I can't even remember the last time I had an issue. That doesn't mean that I won't have an issue, or that it still doesn't make sense to bolt on a 40-gram piece of security, of course.

So, where are you at when it comes to chain guides - if your bike has a 1x drivetrain, is it running a chain guide or are you fine without it?


Does your bike have a chain guide on it?

If your bike has a 1x drivetrain, does it use a chain guide?




153 Comments

  • 480 13
 My bike has small upper chainguide with a cool feature that allows you to adjust it sideways with a remote from the handlebars! It even moves enough to move the chain off of one chainring and on to another!
  • 68 1
 Dude. Wait... What.. when did this happen.
  • 38 2
 Did you say you have two chainrings?! Sh!t just hit the fan.
  • 6 104
flag tulipanek (Jun 29, 2018 at 12:42) (Below Threshold)
 woooow let me guess.....umm.....F.D. ???
  • 97 4
 @tmadison12: Yup, two chainrings! But get this: My XC bike has THREE!!
  • 12 8
 I have dropped or had chains wedge occasionally over the years in rough Enduro races with a 2 x system on a FS bike. The is with the front derr adjusted properly. Still plenty of room for it to bounce around inside the cage itself. Modern guides keep the chain from bouncing up off the guide if set up properly.
  • 13 1
 F***ing industry and their stupid new standards! Now my perfectly good bike is obsolete.
  • 7 0
 This is future, guys.
  • 4 1
 @bman33: I had the same issue but I ran a roller and never had a problem after that.
  • 1 0
 @wort: my mind is officially blown!
  • 5 1
 @drummuy04: right on. However, once I went 1 x a few years ago with a 1 x 10, never looked back. One less thing to mess with on the bike and a lot lets noise and handlebar clutter
  • 8 1
 Wait a second... are you telling me that derailleur is French for chain guide? Mind = blown
  • 8 3
 You can fix that by tightening the limit screws to hold the chain on one ring, and then drop the shifter and cable in the trash.
  • 1 0
 waiting for the Shimano Di blue tooth version
  • 2 0
 Witchcraft!
  • 1 0
 @arphia: Or use the shifter and cable to control your dropper! Smile
  • 1 1
 Shimano made a steel chainguide that able to shift gears back then.
  • 1 0
 its funny, i just went back and put my guide ur talking about back on my bike
  • 1 0
 @wort: Whoah man, what a ride! How many speeds does that thing have?
  • 29 4
 Chain guides are a must, and for most applications I would say bash guards are too. No point in risking your expensive bike bits for just a few grams like that. And if you've ever had a chain drop from the front and catch in your wheel, you know that chain guides can save your body too
  • 13 3
 i haven't had a guide or bash guard since 2015 no issues yet!
  • 5 0
 my enduro has no chainguide, no bash guard, no problems. no bash on my DH. thinking of dropping the guide on that too.
  • 2 1
 I mos def (sic) need bash guards. So I have them on both my trail and DH bike, but only an upper guide on my DH and none on my trail bike.
  • 3 0
 I have rode my Process for over 2 years now without a guide up front, including over some pretty rough terrain, never once dropped a chain
  • 4 0
 Bash and chain guide depent on your terrain as much as your tire choice. I really like to have some buffer before I smash bb into a big rock. Bad landings in ugly terrain are still a thing
  • 1 0
 As a rider who has had a huge rock fly up into the taco on my enduro bike about a week or two after buying it and as a rider, who has a bent backplate and the frame tabs on the chainguide, i say a bash is a requirement on a bike like this. My next trail-ish (150/145 mm travel) bike will have a OneUp taco guide.
  • 2 0
 BBG bashies FTW
  • 17 0
 Even NW chainrings wear down. With the low weight and simplicity of modern chain guides, I see zero reason to not run just a bit of extra reassurance, especially if you race. Even several World Cup XC pros run mini chain guides.
  • 14 13
 If you are riding to a reasonable level I think a chain guide is a must, I still drop my chain every other ride if I take my guide off and when racing it did drop quite a lot so like you say with modern guides being so well designed you can hardly say it's a big ask to run a guide
  • 1 0
 Spacing seems to be an issue with quite a few modern day AM rigs. My last two bikes both have ISCG05 tabs but neither can fit a top guide because of how far outbound the stays sit.
  • 1 0
 @i-ride-on-dirt: my enduro bike has the guide mount built into the chainstay so not only do I not have the fitment issue but it runs closer to the chainring as it rotates with the chain angle as the suspension moves! More bikes need to do this as it gives you the stiffness of the wider mount and the security of the chainguide in one neat package.
  • 21 4
 I run the MRP SXg on every bike I can. The carbon 30-34t is under 100 g, has no moving parts, and not only does it protect the ring and stop drops, the Whippersnapper™ seriously cuts down on chainslap. I'd use it for that reason alone.

**FULLY BIASED BECAUSE IT'S MY BABY** Wink
  • 5 1
 Best chainguide available.
  • 2 0
 I had to get very clever with spacers to get my MRP AMG to work on my new boosted frame, but I finally got it working and it's back on. Smile
  • 4 0
 @NoahColorado Just curious, why does the SXg use the full upper guide of the AMG V1 vs the smaller guide on the AMG V2?
  • 4 0
 @BaeckerX1: We call those the "HD" (full-size) and "TR" (mini) upper guides. They are interchangeable. We spec the SXg with the HD as it's more robust and secure. However, the TR works well for most. Some frames cannot accomodate the HD upper guide. That's been the case for some Specialized Enduros and Trek Slashes. The Trek Factory EWS team uses the SXg with TR upper for that reason.

So, basically, TR upper guide for XC and trail, HD for Gravity, and you could go either way for enduro.
  • 4 0
 @BaeckerX1: ...and I should add: the "HD" upper guide (on the SXg) and that on the original AMg are different (though also interchangeable). The HD upper guide is slightly shorter than the G3 upper guide (of the AMg V1) and has co-molded TPU material to quiet it down.
  • 1 0
 @NoahColorado: Yeah. I put a TR guide on my AMG V1 awhile back. Works well and way quieter. But I did have to use a double row of spacers and longer bolts to get it to fit the new frame Smile
  • 3 0
 @BaeckerX1: Oh, we're well aware that manufacturers are all over the board on ISCG-05 locations. I've had to space some guides REALLY far off their tabs. Still, I'll take that over tabs that are too far outboard. That was a major headache when boost first came out and brands moved their tabs out 3mm, but then used RF rings with 51mm chainlines. facepalm>
  • 1 0
 Sorry,downvoted cos of fat fingers! Love my SXG!
  • 14 1
 Sorry, I don't know whether my bike is XC, trail or AM (I'm riding a BTR Ranger) so I ticked all three. I'm riding with the One-Up thing with a taco. It isn't just about retention. According to One-Up, it reduces wear on my chainring which seems like a good idea. Same with the taco. I do like to attempt riding over logs without the stupid chainring damage when (not if) I fail. The idea that these products are for "aggressive" riding is silly. Chains and chainrings aren't cheap so it makes sense to protect them against wear and damage even for general riding in the woods.

The poll doesn't cover it, but I'm curious how many people with two rings run a chain guide (like the E-thirteen DRS).
  • 1 0
 I used to! ...then switched to 1x with a clutch system - just so much better. To clarify, 10spd sram/race face 30t RF Guide ring (NW), 11/34 10spd cassette, short-cage der. with a clutch. Best setup so far, and never drop chains except if I have a crash maybe. I've broken literally every frame I've ridden (currently on a crash replacement), but this drivetrain is great. Not great range (I walk steep sections) but fun and reliable as hell.
  • 6 0
 I would say the ranger climbs like an xc bike but descends like a dh bike Cool so tick em all Smile
  • 2 0
 I'm rebuilding my Dawg this evening, and I'm running a 2x with a blackspire stinger guide.
  • 1 0
 @vinay Yup running 2x9 with the DRS, works very well and all the range I need.
  • 1 0
 @BigEvil @3lfd3wd Would love to hear more. Honestly didn't know a guide was possible with a 2x. I have a 2x10 and will drop my chain 6+ times in any given park day.
  • 2 0
 @chrisjk: I have a mrp 2x chain guide on my Slash and haven't dropped a chain in the 4 years I've owned it www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/nz/en/mrp-2x-v2-chain-guide/rp-prod144058
  • 1 0
 @Ritgut: Rad, I've got a Slash too. At that price though I'd be tempted to just do the 1x10 conversion and be done with it.
  • 1 0
 @chrisjk: The Blackspire Stinger is cheap though. Or the Shaman Racing Commander.
  • 1 0
 2x9 here with Straitline bash ring and Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner.
  • 1 0
 @chrisjk: I'm using a blackspire stinger, which may or may not still be in production. There are a few options out there though. Basically you only get a roller on the bottom side of the chain, the top side is left to the front mech to keep in the right place, but by pinning the underside of the chain it's way less likely to come off.

As I said, there's the blackspire stinger, other people have mentioned the 'DRS' from e.thirteen, and mrp do one. There's a WAY cheaper option from a UK company : www.superstarcomponents.com/en/duo-dual-ring-guide.htm

Chainguides from the big names are ridiculously overpriced in my opinion, so shop around a bit.
  • 1 0
 @3lfd3wd: Thanks for the info. Looks like a cool part though i'm not sure $6.53 is way cheaper plus shipping across the pond but....
  • 1 0
 @3lfd3wd: sorry, $8.52. I guess it would be cheaper once you factor in a bash ring too but my white bash ring looks sooooo cool. And that of course comes at a price. hahaha
  • 1 0
 @lightsgetdimmer: MRPs 2x guide is £159.99 rrp, superstar's is listed at £39.99. Not sure what prices you guys have in the states on the MRP stuff...
  • 1 0
 @3lfd3wd: Yeah, JensonUSA has the MRP 2x guide for $89.25 USD

www.jensonusa.com/MRP-Steel-2X-Chain-Retention-System-Black-34-40T-Iscg-05?pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw8jBoqeG3AIVg4RpCh3wuw8MEAkYASABEgKH6vD_BwE

But yeah, my Straitline bash ring and Blackspire Stinger setup works great! The Stinger was on the bike when I bought it and so was the Straitline bash ring. I just bought a new one to change out the colors so i'm only out the price of the bash ring $22.65 USD

But for some reason Modern Bike and BikeParts.com both have it for sale for $150.35. I'd def go with the Superstar one if I was in the market!
  • 9 0
 I don't run a guide and I recently started dropping my chain in my highest gears over chattery terrain. Now, this has never happened before, I figured it was a combination of worn chainring teeth and a loose clutch. Turns out the retention spring on my XT derailleur was so clogged full of crap that it was no longer holding tension past 7th gear. Pulled it apart, cleaned it, reassembled, and no more dropped chains! Hopefully this is useful information to someone who has recently started dropping chains and is thinking about investing in a guide to counter it! ...also guides are probably great, I should really be running one.
  • 5 0
 I don't win medals with riding my bike so I don't fell like I need the insurance of a guide, as long as I'm not dropping chains on a somewhat regular basis. Haven't had a dropped chain on my current bike with a RF chainring with a X01 Eagle deraillieur which I've been riding on quite rough trails over the past year so no need for me.
  • 5 0
 As much as I love my 2017 Honzo Cr I cannot forgive Kona for not putting chainguide tabs on it. Chain drops always happen on the fastest, roughest and most fun part of the descents. It doesn't happen on every ride but enough for me to proclaim it the Achilles heel of the bike. I'm running the chain as tight as possible, don't know what else to do as with a PF BB there are no other options I'm aware of. If someone could please enlighten me I would be happy. Running an X01 derailleur w Shimano 11-42 cassette and a RF narrow-wide chainring.
  • 4 0
 Paul Components chainkeeper?

I'd own that same bike if it had SS dropouts, chainguide, and threaded BB. Seriously missed the boat in those regards...sadly.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: Thanks I had never heard of Paul Components. I'm kind of doubtful it would work "off the shelf" due to the shape/size of the Honzo seat tube near the chainring but with some customization of the clamp it just might. I had never planned to run mine SS and the PF BB is silent so if I could get this thing to stop dropping chains I'd keep it for life.
  • 2 0
 @tsn73: It's a pretty flexible clamp, so definitely worth a shot. Maybe give them a call and get the measurements.

Yeah, the geo is spot on and it's a gorgeous bike. I ended up getting an EPO myself after debating for ages. Hardcore carbon hardtails are so stupid fun!
  • 2 0
 Try a Bionicon C Guide, it attaches to the chainstay.
  • 4 0
 Broke the guide on my DH bike a few years ago. Ran without a few runs by necessity. No problems what so ever and have yet to throw the chain, with narrow wide ring and clutch derialer. This includes 10 days at Whistler and the equally rocky and rough local trails. Only run a bash now. Pedals noticeably better without the lower roller. Only run a bash on my Enduro rig too.
  • 3 0
 Same experience here
  • 4 0
 OneUp Bash Guide! Exactly the same price as what a busted chain and chainring will run you. Run without it and you'll experience a loss of stoke when your ride comes to an abrupt ending so it's a no brainer on my rig.
  • 3 0
 I run a chain guide on my HT. It's called a front derailleur. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. My frankenbike uses a dirty 2fer, and my one20 deluxe use a clutch mech with narrow wide chain ring. They all work the same. Pedals go around, bike moves forward.
  • 2 0
 Wolftooth NW ring on my hardtail XC bike but also 26mm wide rims and a rider who smashes it into everything at full speed on the trail, I'm sure a clutch derailleur would eliminate the need for my chain guide, but its an xx rear mech and i'm not in a hurry to spend $200 when I can spend $30. Chain will still get thrown from the bike at least once a ride without the guide, does even with the guide but a half pedal stroke and we're back in business.
  • 3 1
 Of course. Wink

A guide and bash protection is pretty much mandatory in the desert. It's a must for racing too - it's amazing how many people come to our booth at an event like Sea Otter looking to buy guides and saying "I've never dropped a chain before but it's happening every single DH run!" Any combination of high-speed, brake bumps, frame flex, worn ring, loose clutch, and backpedaling will get ya!
  • 3 1
 The Rockies and deserts are rough! Back when I was on the east coast I only ran a guide on the DH rig. After many dropped chains upon moving to CO I ended up installing guides on the both my hardtail trail bike and full suspension trail bike. I have always ran bash guard cause bashing into stuff is fun.
  • 2 0
 Am I the only one who is wearing out the clutch on sram's derailers ? After about 6 month it stops working properly and on type 2.1 you cannot tighten it anymore so either I have to change derailer, either I have to run a full chain guide to stop dropping chains.
  • 1 1
 I also had a worn out GX 11speed after about a year of use. Have been running 2 other XO1 11speeds mechs for 2 years and they are still 100%.

@Gui72 do you store your bike in the bigger gears? That wears out the clutch faster. Always store in the 10/11t cog.
  • 1 0
 Yep, I went through that too. Went through 3 derailleurs then switch to Shimano XTR.
  • 3 0
 Sometimes I wonder if the chain even falls off from the top. I swear it's popped off on me just cruising through rock gardens from the bottom because the rear D moved enough for there to be slack.
  • 3 0
 The bike industry came up with narrow wide chainrings and clutch derailleurs so you don’t have this dropped chain issue! Guess what, you still do, so back to the chain guide!! $uckers!!
  • 3 0
 For people who have a 3d printer or a friend with one
www.thingiverse.com/thing:340733
I have one, it works, it's dirty cheap and if it breaks you can print a new one
  • 4 0
 Removed the guide part of my e13 bash/guide as a statement because I like to live life unrestricted...
  • 2 0
 No guides on any of my bikes which run clutched mechs. Can't remember dropping a chain on any of them. Transition Double runs an old XTR M970 and spits the chain all the time.
  • 2 0
 Is it worth it for a trail rider to have a bash guard in addition to a basic chain guide? I have a new RM Instinct bike custom built and have pondered the need for a MRP Bashguard as well.
  • 1 0
 It depends what you ride on it.
  • 1 0
 I like the peace of mind, use a guide and guard on my Scout. I've only needed it once or twice so far but that's enough to justify having it imo
  • 1 0
 Ran no guide for about 2 years on my Stumpy, no dropped chains. New frame has an integrated guide - I like it, but certainly don't think it's necessary. A bash guard though.... that is a must in my books, and if you get a bash, you might as well get one with an integrates guide too.
  • 2 0
 Mine has one but I leave it off a lot because I struggle to get it set up nicely for wet weather. Since I've been using the new praxis wave ring though I haven't dropped the chain once
  • 1 0
 I ride a 29er hardtail, stanton Sherpa to be exact. Bike is ridden pretty hard and I’ve got the oneup top guide. I’m also still running a modified slx 10spd standard mech (hope jockey wheels) no clutch. The guide is a must in rough and rocky terrain such as coming down welsh rough ass single track. Found the chain would bounce off. Since the top guide I’ve has no issues. Cost £30 quid and as the chain won’t come off I’ve got a lot more life out of my NW chain rings. My two pennies yo
  • 3 0
 Ive had my trail bike with a Sram narrow wide ring for 4 years now. Haven't dropped my chain once. No need for a chainguide for me.
  • 1 0
 No chainguide on my DH bike because with the X01 7 speed the chain is short enough and the clutch is stiff enough, don’t need it. Have never lost a chain for the 4 seasons I have had my current bike. Have a guide on my trail bike just because the chain is longer and don’t wanna risk it in the rough shit
  • 1 0
 I kind of do it the other way around and always run a guide and only turn the clutch on my mech on when it's super rocky and the chain is bouncing around. Just paranoid after reading an interview with Chris Porter about the effects of the clutch on suspension performance
  • 1 0
 When I went 1x11 ( xt m8000) on my Cannondale Prophet
I got a little upper guide guide that mounted with a plate behind the BB. It replaced an e-type FD. It's a Funn Zippa lite or something close.

Only issue I had was chainline related and once I got that sorted it's been silent and ready thus far.
  • 1 0
 I don’t ride the toughest terrain, but I don’t see why it doesn’t make sense to use a upper chain guide. I have the One-up do-hickey on my fancy schamncy Carbon trail bike. It’s so light the average weekend warrior like me would never notice it and it just adds peace of mind.
  • 1 0
 Dropped a chain this weekend and was confused as hell because it hadn't happened in years. Heard an odd noise then looked down and my chain was smacking my tire. If it happens again in the next year I will consider a guide, but I am cool with a dropped chain every few years.
  • 3 0
 All my bikes have some sort of guide, at least on top. Nothing worse than chuckin' a chain.
  • 1 1
 If you run a Shimano 1x front chain ring with those big squared off teeth and you ride hard on harsh terrain you will drop your chain. I bought one ups little chain guide and have 0 drops on the front. I never had the issue when I was running raceface narrow wide so in my personal experience Shimano's answer to narrow wide isn't as good.
  • 1 0
 Absolute oval with a granny. No guide no derailur . If i wanna drop er to granny i use my foot. Dropped chain once so far. My old race face Nw started drop chains at around the 4000km mark.
  • 2 0
 E*thirteen's TRS+ and it’s made of cheese.
Got through two in quick succession before it was noted thy they only stay intact with the help of a zip tie.
  • 2 0
 Just ridden my yeti for 3 weeks in a mix of Whistler xc and 11 Park days with a One up oval and chain guard/bash combo and not one dropped chain. One up is the daddy
  • 1 0
 I dropped my chain a few times on the Bronson with an oval One Up ring so I put an MRP guide bash combo on. No more dropped chains. I only run a bash on my Chameleon though. No dropped chains with the fancy new SRAM ring.
  • 1 0
 I haven't run a guide on any of my dh or trail bikes in years and can't remember the last time i dropped a chain. I have ridden some pretty rough stuff all around bc and the clutch and narrow wide seem to do enough.
  • 1 0
 I made a chainguide out of gorrilla glue and my mustache trimmins cost 42 cents & weighs 69 grams and its been on 666 rides so far so good run what ya brung and smokem if ya gottem
  • 1 0
 There was a guide on my XC/Trail bike up until this spring when I finally went 10spd and added a derailleur with a clutch... Doesn't seem to change how big my smile is at the bottom, so I think I set it up wrong.
  • 2 0
 Chain guides on all the bikes, the sxg has the bonus of a bombproof bash and no extra drag.
  • 1 0
 No guide and never had a drop with Sram GX in rough terrain. I did bend a chainring in half within the past 2 years, however.
  • 2 0
 My chain kept falling off anytime I'd hit jumps. Threw a chain guide on and haven't had issues since!
  • 2 0
 I want to run a chainguide/bash guard but my XL Sentinel is already 36.3lbs in race guise...
  • 4 0
 Then it's gonna be a chore to get it back up to speed after you've stopped to put your chain back on in a race run. Wink
  • 1 0
 I have an advanced chain guide. It comes with trigger buttons that even allows me to guide the chain onto other spockets. It's insane how far tech has come
  • 2 0
 Had to answer 4 times 'cos my bike does xc trail allmountain/enduro & DH
  • 1 1
 Super boost 157 chain guide...coming to a bike near you 2019! Oh and just a little heads up for 2020...super boost 169...come with a custom stick/hole sticker....works universally on all bikes!
  • 1 0
 Wait a minute the new 1X system didn’t need a chainguide because of the chain ring shape and derailleur tensioner. That explains why my chain keeps falling off.
  • 1 0
 I will always run a chain guide! I have a lot of faith in my Narrow Wide chainring but I don’t trust it enough to go without a guide
  • 1 0
 One up 1x10 conversion with an xt cassette and one up bash guide protecting my one up oval 34t front chain ring. Almost never drops a chain.
  • 3 1
 Bashguards are pretty much necessary riding in the desert. I run a MRP AMGv2 -- might as well throw in a chain guide too.
  • 2 0
 Is anyone else disgusted about how few people have a downhill bike? I mean, what are people doing with their lives?!
  • 2 0
 It means a lot of people have a wife..
  • 1 0
 @giopk70: I have a wife and a downhill bike.
  • 1 0
 My bash guard is so nice I don't even want to bash it. It's more of a moral dilemma, I respect it, and couldn't make a new one myself, or pay for one.
  • 2 0
 my bike has aids, not guides.
  • 1 0
 Well, front derailleurs works as chainguides? My trail and enduro bikes have 2 chainrings so...
  • 2 0
 If you dont need a chain guide... you're doing ot wrong
  • 1 0
 3 years in the whistler bike park with no chain guide, havnt dropped a chain once
  • 1 0
 I drop my chain every once in a while but still haven't forked over for a guide. It happened last night! I think it's time.
  • 1 0
 E13 TRS Race SL top guide is all I need. Super light and cheap. Looks great too. Don’t see a reason not to use it.
  • 1 0
 What a world we live in, my 3D printer just finished printing my entire chain guide for under $0.15 canadian
  • 1 0
 Most of my chain fucks happened on the long cage sram eagle rear not the front! Sram is Mars
  • 1 0
 My d/h bike had one until a biggish crash removed it.I haven't replaced it yet but will.
  • 1 0
 So front derailleur doesn't count in 2018 and i can't even watch poll results?
Also, is the best chain device on new lux?
  • 1 0
 I have friends who say they never drop chains but I've seen them drop chains and I ask "what was that?", "nothing" Smile
  • 3 1
 Have a FD...
  • 2 1
 1 ring setup never lost the chain. That is not an issue for me.
  • 1 0
 Debating if I should put one on my singlespeed...
  • 1 0
 running a guide and bash like a BOSSSS
  • 1 0
 Clutch rear derailleur helps out a little I think
  • 1 0
 Used to have one until it fell off.
  • 1 0
 Mr dirt chain guides are the best
  • 1 0
 I use a gamut as i love a tight ass chain lol
  • 1 0
 Mines broken off more times than functional.
  • 1 0
 It's not the grams, it's the amount of mud they catch.
  • 1 0
 Does a bear poop in the woods???
  • 1 0
 Checkmark next to i have no bikes with 1 by....
  • 2 1
 I run a MRP bash guard for rocks and trees
  • 1 0
 Sawed off the roller from the bashguard and stick it to my rig.
  • 1 0
 No guide no bash guard on the enduro never had an issue
  • 1 0
 yesterday’s post needs an update I was riding today my chain fell off the first time ever... hmmm bad carma?
  • 1 0
 I run nw chainring, clutch mech and guide on all my bikes
  • 1 0
 even my cross bike has a chain guide...
  • 4 3
 I have a bash guard!
  • 3 1
 Nice
  • 2 1
 You mean one that is so snug against the chain that it keeps it from falling off too?
  • 1 2
 I dont run a chain guard because a chain guard would be more expensive than a new sprocket! Why would I bother
  • 1 0
 Guards might be more expensive than one ring, but if you ride somewhere where you strike often, a guard could save you continued replacements. When you look at replacing 5-10-15 rims over the life of a guard....the make plenty sense.
  • 1 0
 yes im in.
  • 2 2
 One Up top -n- No Taco!
  • 1 4
 Is this the Krusty Krab?

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