e*thirteen Security Chainguide Chain Accessories

4.73/5 (52 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.95


Product Description

SECURITY Chainguide - The guides are offered in 4-104 and 5-110 bolt patterns for now. We are stocking 4 different size bashguards on the guides to fit different chainring sizes. The sizes are as follows:
  • 36T (Urban)
  • 40T (Mountain Cross)
  • 42T (East Coast)
  • 44T (44 Special)


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jeff a Weekend Warrior from nashua,nh

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2006

    Strengths:    Work as it was designed to do good value for the money.

    Weaknesses:    none i have found

    Bottom Line:   
    anyone giving this product a bad review did not have the know how to set it up properly, get a clue hammer heads!!! the bash ring is not indestructable but will hold up to just about any abuse you can give it. my gaurd spidered a little i'm not surprised from all the granite I smash into going down mountains! it does what it is intended to do save my chain ring from getting tacoed and tuskless and the chain stays puts period! bottom line if you don't know the difference from one tool to the next, bring your bike to the LBS and let some other hammer work your rig for you!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   beaver brook

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   naults

    Similar Products Used:   MRP

    Bike Setup:   sinister R9

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by alain c a Downhiller from montreal

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

    Strengths:    light, strong, efficient

    Weaknesses:    doesn't fit on all bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    great product. Had to grind it down to fit my bike. A bit noisy but works well. chain doesn't come off. I had a MRP and the aluminum plate where are dent cause off rock. The plastic bash gard doesn't bend like the MRP aluminum one. I really like this product and don't understand the poor review above. I ride a lot and had no major problem with it.

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    Favorite Trail:   big bang

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Similar Products Used:   MRP, truvativ,

    Bike Setup:   foes fly, e-13, mavic, hayes, curnutt, maxxis, shiver

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mark a Downhiller from SoCal

    Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

    Strengths:    It looks nice on the bike and it's light...THE END!!

    Weaknesses:    1) Plastic!! These parts are weak and crack easily
    2) Noisy as all hell...yes, it is set up properly!
    3) Plastic!!!


    Bottom Line:   
    Let me start by saying that I never, ever, ever had a mechanical problem with my MRP. I had owned this bike for about 2 years now (with the MRP) and some parts were crapping out, as parts will do. The MRP was a bit tweaked from encounters with tall rocks and I was going to be replacing the BB/cranks, so I thought I would go ahead and replace the chain guide as well.
    Why not try something different? I see a lot of people sporting the e-13, it's is a bit cheeper , and it looks pimp... To hell with that crap! STICK WITH WHAT YOU KNOW WORKS!! I don't care what the pros ride. If they break it over the weekend or whatever, it does't matter, they get that stuff for free. We have to pay for it and $120 is still $120 if you're flushing it down the toilet!
    All right, the bottom line is this. The E-13's are mostly plastic; at least the movin parts that are taking the abuse . Plastic and rocks, at any speed, don't mix. It has been about two months and this junker is just falling apart. There is not one piece of plastic that isn't broken, split, or chipped in some way. And, she is loud as all hell. I don't know what they mean by silent. I never heard a peep out of the MRP, but the e-13...let's just say you don't forget that it's there.
    I'm not a monster (5'11/195lb) and I'm not hucking 30ft cliffs onto chunky rocks either. I ride hard, flow as best I can, and occasionally have an incident with a rock or two. In my opinion I'm not overly hard on my bike and there is no reason that this thing should be falling apart the way it is.
    I don't care if e-13's waranty will cover any of it, and how good/bad there customer service is. I just don't want this thing anymore, and I doubt if I can get my money back (LOL).
    Get this guide if: 1)You are rich and can afford to replace parts often 2)You only want to look good 3)You are concerned about weight??? 4)You only ride your bike to 7-11 for a Red Bull, and the biggest opsticle you encounter is a curb.
    1 Flamin'Turd for value: $120 down the toilet
    1 Flamin Turd Overall: replacing today
    GET AN MRP...OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT ISN'T PLASTIC

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with dirt

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   BeyondBikes.com

    Similar Products Used:   MRP World Cup

    Bike Setup:   04' Kona Stinky Dee-Lux, Marz' 888 RC, Race Face e-Type, Hadley Hubs/Sun Ringle Rims, Hayes HFX, Maxxis Minions

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Robert Rebber a Downhiller from Vancouver BC Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 2005

    Strengths:    None. This thing has been the biggest pain since I bought it. I cannot believe that the product reviews on this site are at all reflective of people who actually ride their bikes. They look more like sales people or company flunkies writin in.

    Weaknesses:    The plate bent the first ride. The chain fell off on almost every time I used it. And I say used in the past tense cause this piece of junk did not make it far. And the guys at the Cove know its' a piece of crap. They must get a super deal from the manufacturer. 'Cause that' the only reason to sell it

    Bottom Line:   
    Unless someone gives you this product as a gift, and that will tell you about yuor friendship, stay away from this
    piece of junk.

    The plastic outer is heavier than a like aluminum one,
    and plastic is plastic. Eventually it will break.

    Is there nothing less than One chili?

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    Favorite Trail:   severed dick

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $190.00

    Purchased At:   Cove Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   I tried Black Spire and it works just fine. A bit noisy butsolid as the rocks on the trail.

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jack a Weekend Warrior from syracuse, NY, USA

    Date Reviewed: September 26, 2005

    Strengths:    everything-this this is awesome. ive came down from 3 feet on a solid cement wall-didnt even flinch. never lost a chian

    Weaknesses:    NONE!

    Bottom Line:   
    this thing is indestructable. i grind, stall, and bash this thing like crazy. barley even a mark on it.

    a little pricey but definatly worth it

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $175.00

    Purchased At:   Advanced Cyclery

    Bike Setup:   cannondale chase 2, e.13

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ceder rowe a Downhiller from portland oregon

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

    Strengths:    This is the strongest chainguide on the market, Don't even question the strength of the lexan bashgaurd! This thing will take serious impacts, way better than any aluminum "MRP" bashgaurd on the market. And the guy who made the commit about the soft "plastic" guides for the chain, those are "Delron" and a perfect material for a chain to rub against! Not some soft rubber roller "mrp" that has to be replaced constantly! The boomarang is bomb proof, great strength. I have put some serios dents into this and it has stayed true! Friends all run this same chain guide and no one will run anything else.

    Weaknesses:    This product had to be slightly modified to fit my Banshee Morphine. The bottom boomarang had to be notched to fit the frame, but there was sufficient webbing on the boomarang to make me feal confident to take the dremel to it. In defence of E-13 there might have been a issue on the ISCG mounts welded wrong from Banshee, after sending photos to Banshee they agree that they might have welded the frame wrong.

    Bottom Line:   
    When I had problems with the fitment of my chainguide, I called E-13 and recieved some of the best customer service I've encountered in the industry.Trust me if you have ever dealt with product problems, it's hard to find a company willing to actually help you! They answered all my questions about fitment issues, e-mailed me ISCG mounts blueprints, photos of a morphine with the guide mounted, and took the time to make sure this product would work for me.So bottom line is I would reccomend no other chainguide on the market!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $129.00

    Purchased At:   universal

    Similar Products Used:   MRP, good guide just don't hit anything!
    The old two bashgaurds together!
    Mr Dirt, POOP!


    Bike Setup:   Banshee Morphine
    xt shifter sram 990 cassette 990 chain xtr shifter
    azonic riser bars weyless stem
    sun ryhno lite gazzalodi 2.6 front marzocci qr20 hub
    Brooklyn machine works seat
    super T
    FSA Mega XO cranks
    3' arrow prime wide rear on double track, xt hub


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bob barkerson a Weekend Warrior from la, califorina, usa

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

    Strengths:    everything

    Weaknesses:    nothing

    Bottom Line:   
    best chain guide ever. you can use it for street trails dh or any other type of riding. it can also take an impaced i've hit mine on everything from concrete to metal and their are barly any chips. as i said befor its the best chain guide ever

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    Favorite Trail:   powers inn canada

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Similar Products Used:   mrp system 3

    Bike Setup:   sinister frame, 66rc, truvative cranks, single track rims, kujo dh tires, and block 8 pedals

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tanner from saskatoon saskatchewan canada

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2005

    Strengths:    looks great, does its job, and its compact

    Weaknesses:    its loud, you need to break the chain in order to get it off.

    Bottom Line:   
    The guy below that gave it 1 chilli must not have rode a real Srs or sts guide because first of its not a thin plastic bash guard, it almost 1/2 inch thick lexan (bullet proof glass) and even if u do hit it hard enough it doesnt shatter it just dents in.

    Its by far the strongest guide on the market rite now, it will last forever and keep doing what its suposed to do.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   blackspire and MRP

    Bike Setup:   bike doesnt matter but its the E13 STS model guide

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Derek a Weekend Warrior from Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2005

    Strengths:    strong, no other guide like it on the market, the took a risk using lexan and it worked. It very strong stuff. The guide plastic parts are soft, but they are located in hard to reach areas which makes the guide not get dammaged by obstacles.

    Weaknesses:    Price could be lower, but then they wouldn't make profit.

    When you run your gears in the highest or lowest cogs, the chain gets caught and grabs the frame, I broke a chain doing this. Therefore, don't run the highest or lowest cogs which I don't really use. You shouldn't even need to put your chain on these certain cogs because this guide is meant for FR/URBAN/MX/DH/DJ. Last time I knew, none of these categories utilizes extreme climbing. So, if you use the smallest cog, beware of the chain catch.


    Bottom Line:   
    Get this guide if you aren't going single speed. Therefore if you run gears, you should get it. It will inprove your performance and make you more confident. Which will make you a better rider. Installaitn id easy. Theinstructions are plain and simple. Their customer service rocks.
    I bought it in the 36t black format and I have an eNVy 36t ring running inside it. I have never lost a chain with this guide, and either will you!

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    Favorite Trail:   street

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   www.bikeroom.com

    Similar Products Used:   boxguide
    generic no name guide
    kona bash guard
    alivio front derailluer
    deore front derailluer


    Bike Setup:   Soul Cycles Loki, psylo 80mm, rhyno lites, FSA cranks + headset, sram drivetrain, e13 bash and guide

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by troy a Downhiller from maryland

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2004

    Strengths:    relatively quiet and very dependable. it is almost impossible to drop a chain if the guide is properly installed. strong bashring.

    Weaknesses:    the bash ring has a tendency to chip under extreme conditions. most other rings would bend or snap under normal conditions.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is the best chain guide on the market in my opinion. everyone i know switched over after i purchased this guide. you should never look at anything else.

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    Favorite Trail:   snow shoe

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $135.00

    Purchased At:   go-ride

    Similar Products Used:   truvativ
    mr. dirt
    mrp


    Bike Setup:   two bikes with evil guides
    azonic ds-1
    iron horse sgs dh pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Pentecost a Downhiller from Maine

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 2003

    Bottom Line:   
    Rollin- We were really sorry to read your very negative review of our chainguide, especially considering you never contacted us to give us a chance to correct the problem(s) you were having.

    If you have the time, please contact us via phone or Email, and we'll do everything in our power to make you a happy customer.

    Thanks,
    John Pentecost
    Business Director
    Evil Bikes/e13 components
    johnp@e13components.com
    207-846-3355

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    Favorite Trail:   Sunday River

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by rollin a Downhiller from austin,texas

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    BASHGUARD SHATTERED IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS! NOISY HARD PLASTIC "FLIP FLOP" ROLLER PIECE OF CRAP! ROLLER HELD IN PLACE BY THIN PLASTIC THAT BROKE EASILY!

    Bottom Line:   
    BUY THIS PRODUCT ONLY IF YOU DO NOT PLAN ON RIDING YOUR BIKE. IT LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN IT WORKS. I GAVE IT 1 CHILI BECAUSE 0 WAS NOT AN OPTION!

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    Favorite Trail:   Widow Maker

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Bike Setup:   SHOCKWAVE,MARILYN 8, ATOM LAB DHR'S, XTR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Craig a Downhiller from Alaska

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2003

    Strengths:    Very easy to setup, extremely quiet, does it's job well while looking quite sexy to the ladies.

    Weaknesses:    um, lemme get back to you on that one...

    Bottom Line:   
    This guide kicks ass. The fellow below who says it sucks is a moron. If this guide is setup properly, it is the most effective and quietest guide you can buy and I'm a mechanic and see dozens of chainguides. If you want your chain to stay in place, don't hesitate to buy this guide. Otherwise, don't come to my shop to get your chainguide setup properly cause you can't follow instructions...

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    Favorite Trail:   anything down a hill

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   my secret, and it'll stay that way

    Similar Products Used:   MRP, Blackspire

    Bike Setup:   Cove G-Spot, super-t, profile cranks, xtr drivetrain other than cranks, alex rims on hadley hubs and hayes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kristian a Downhiller from allentown, pa

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

    Strengths:    easy to install, light, bombproof, smooth on rollovers
    works flawlessly on drops, descents on ruff stuff, hard pedaling, does it all, 30 rides into it and no chain jumps or any other problems


    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    best one on the market for freeride/urban/park and whatever else, east coast freindly all the way. plus, one killer logo and company name.

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    Favorite Trail:   where i am

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $124.00

    Purchased At:   bikeman.com

    Similar Products Used:   mrp

    Bike Setup:   hartail, 5" travel fork, 9spds, discs, a seat and handlebars and pedals

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Evan from Santa Cruz, California

    Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

    Strengths:    Very strong, light-weight, sick looking, very well designed, very quiet, and slippery when you bash those un-avoidable rocks.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you try this chainguide you will never want anything else. It will put MRP out of business because it is such an amazing product, better price, and looks killer. If you don't have one you don't know what your missing. This is the best chainguide in the world.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with flow and lots of corners.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Purchased At:   Idaho National Race

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing compares.

    Bike Setup:   03 Giant Team DH, 01 Boxxer(the good one), Hayes 8", Maxxis Minion 2.5's, Thomson seatpost and stem, EVIL e. 13 guide set up for a 40 tooth chainring(more clearance that way, and a bunch of other sick @$$ parts.

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