Following inThe footprints of its big brother, e*thirteen's new LS1+ guide isThe second generation ofThe already popular LS.FS and LS.HT Chain Retention Systems. Shaped by hundreds of hours of engineering and analysis,The LS1+ leveragesThe strength and reliabilityThat leadThe LG1+To victory into a cost effective and reliable packageThat beginning riders will appreciate. Weighing in at a meager 245 gramsThe LS1+'s weight is lessThan almost all ofThe competitionsTop end aluminum chainguides! Uses
from South Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Date Reviewed: August 24, 2009
Strengths: Fairly light, keeps the chain on the ring as it should, adjustablity.
Weaknesses: Lacks the ability to mount a taco
This guide is good for a rider who is nice to their chainrings or bashguard. Not being able to mount the taco could put you in a position to really mess up your chain, which could jam your drivetrain. I use this guide for downhill racing. I'd steer clear if you're going to do any type of freeriding with thuis guide, but I'd buy one in a hurry if you're trying to build a light DH race bike on a budget.
I just rode with my E13 chain guide/tensioner yesterday for the first time. I noticed it was pretty loud. I don't mind the chain rubbing against the chain guide, but the chain tensioner on the bottom seems to make noise when the chain runs on it. The chain isn't rubbing anything besides th ... Read More »