Blackspire IST - 1 Chain Guide Chain Accessories

4.7/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $120.00


Product Description

Designed for Downhill.

The proprietary slider retention system guarantees your chain will always be where you want it!

Comes with 46t ring.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by joe from uk

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2005

Strengths:    Looks good, paint dosen't scatch easily, reasonably quiet and it can take a beating. Its pretty easy to set up aswell.

Weaknesses:    no matter how well set up it was, my chain still occasionally came off and it is very difficult to get the chain back on without tools. Also the roller soon gets dirt in-between the roller axel making it noisy and the little bolts soon become rusty.

Bottom Line:   
The best things about this chaindevice are its looks and its toughness. I can't recommend it because it couldn’t fulfil its purpose of keeping the chain on and there are better chain devices that cost less yet do a better job.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   goldtech chaindevice that comes with 24Seven speedset - VERY GOOD


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Albert Rondeau a Downhiller from Sherbrooke, Que

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2001

Strengths:    THICK outer plate, easy to setup, very quiet, quite adjustable (inner guide moves in and out via two small allen bolts)

Weaknesses:    I hate tightening little bolts into my frame. There are two small bolts tightened at the Bottom bracket to keep the guide from rotating. Does the job though.

Bottom Line:   
Great guide for the money. Support Canadian Business!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Velomania

Similar Products Used:   Underworld Slalom guide
Mountain Cycle Chainguide/Bashguard
AC Pro DH guide


Bike Setup:   Balfa BB7, Hayes, RaceFace etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by "Blender" a Downhiller from Halifax,NS,canada

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2001

Strengths:    Chain doesn't not come off and it also keeps it from slapping down from the chainstay

Weaknesses:    nothin,

Bottom Line:   
Some people say that chain devices are noisy as anything but this one is not really noisy I find it quiet
This is another good product that I purchased from blackspire this chain device works great and its not that expensive either so if your looking for a good chain device
This one is for you!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Crusher Dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   MRP Slalom
DMR
Tru Vativ Hussefelt


Bike Setup:   Kona Chute
-Marzocchi Z3 Flylight 100
-Ryno lites soon to be Big Mammoth Fat 24's w/ rear IRC Kujo and a 3.0 Nokian in the front
-Primo Pedals
-Kona Clumps short stem
-Ameba DH bar
-Tru Vativ Hussefelt Crankset with ISIS BB

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by iain from manchester

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2000

Strengths:    this device keeps the chain on all the time (unless your rear mech is badly set up and does bad stuff - but nevermind that) and it hardly rubs at all. The bash plate thing is also really handy when your trying to ride up stuff.

Weaknesses:    You need a really straight pair of cranks/axle/spider/whatever

Bottom Line:   
This product should be the way all chain devices are made. It is strong and easy to fit (even for me!), it works, it's smooth, quiet and it comes in a range sizes so you can fit almost any chainring. Buy it

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   AC sport chain device (don't buy even when cheap)
DMR speed guide (nice)
MRP copy (feeble)


Bike Setup:   DS1, Pace RC37s, Hope up front, bmx stem (everyone should get one they rule)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Downhiller from Ringwood, England

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2000

Strengths:    It keeps the chain on all the time and in the time that i have had it, the chain has never fallen off. It is also really easy to set up and as strong as an ox

Weaknesses:    None are you mad

Bottom Line:   
Buy this chain device now

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Favorite Trail:   All of them as long as the jumps are big

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle world in home town

Similar Products Used:   MRP world cup 1, DMR speed guide

Bike Setup:   Orange Air O, Z1's, Hope O2 up front, Full XT, Azonic bars, Tioga stem, Fire pro DH's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evil a Downhiller from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Strengths:    Fairly Strong
Keeps the chain on(after modifications)
Looks cool


Weaknesses:    Top guide piece is not thick enough, leaves a small gap between the guide piece and bash ring. Chain comes off thru that gap.

Bottom Line:   
This guide system works well, after modifying the upper guide piece. I've thrown my chain a couple times, and then I figured out the deal. Add washers in between the guide plate and the upper guide piece, to space it out until it becomes flush with the bashring.

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods, Wakefield BMX track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   (this Product is the same a the Sun-Ringle Spin doctor)

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon, Z3 LT, XT drivetrain, other assorted ds/urban assualt stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John Childs a Downhiller from Kelowna BC

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong Easy to install
Works really well with long travel suspension
Did not plug up with dirt when the going got muddy. Outer plate awesome. Very thick


Weaknesses:    
None so far


Bottom Line:   
I would buy this product again. It works really well, and is much cheaper than others of similar
design.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mr. Dirt


Bike Setup:   
Kona Stab Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Siebert a Downhiller from Chilliwack

Date Reviewed: November 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Good and strong, keeps the chain on.


Weaknesses:    
rubs a bit


Bottom Line:   
Very good guide

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Favorite Trail:   
bear mtn

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
AC


Bike Setup:   
SantaCruz Super 8, Boxxers

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tomas Buescher a Downhiller from Calgary

Date Reviewed: September 5, 1999

Strengths:    
easy to adjust
stiff
cheaper than MRP


Weaknesses:    
Availability


Bottom Line:   
Very Good Product

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
MRP


Bike Setup:   
Rocky Mountain RM9

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Eeyore a Downhiller from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Beefy design
Easy Setup
Free Chainring included
Does the job really well


Weaknesses:    
A little noisy


Bottom Line:   
I love this thing. I just got it today so I really can't pass judgement but it looks great, was easy to setup and did really well on its test ride.

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Favorite Trail:   
Lynn Woods

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
None


Bike Setup:   
Stumpjumper, '98 Xvert (tweaked to 90mm), Airbomb hubs on Sun Rhino Lite L7's, Avid Arch Rival Brakes, Wildgripper DH tires

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