- Indestructible, Patent Pending Impact modified Makrolon® plastic bashguard
- Extremely strong yet lightweight design refined by extensive computer Finite Element Analysis, one of the lightest chainguides that you can buy!
- Low friction/abrasion modified Makrolon® stationary upper and lower sliders make for an incredibly free-running and quiet guide system
- Sealed ball bearing lower idler pulley for smooth action, long life, and precision chain guidance
- ISCG Compatible, and A-standard compatible
- Adjustment slots for fine tuned lower idler height adjustment with ISCG frames
- Fits almost every frame made without modification
- Works with short BB spindle lengths (113mm and up) for an un-compromised chain line.
- All captive fasteners allow for one-tool, one-handed adjustment
- The innovative FIRST and ONLY chainguide to use an engineered thermoplastic bashguard
Available in 3 different size bashguards, and 3 different bolt patterns:
-Mountain-X (30T-40T) 4x104, 5x110 or 5x94 spider
-East Coast (30T-42T) 4x104, 5x110 or 5x94 spider
-44 Special (30T-44T) 4x104, 5x110 or 5x94 spider
Strengths: This is for the SRS+. Doesn't drop chains. Pretty lightweight. Durable.
Weaknesses: None, these things actually work.
I had a cheap truvativ guide, with the thought that I'd eventually replace it. It happened sooner than I thought though due to the truvativ being utter crap. Once I got the SRS+ shimmed over correctly (took 2 rides) it worked perfectly. It's been great ever since with no dropped chains.
Strengths: Super strong, no flex at all. Not too heavy for the strength.
Its a very good stiff strong chainguide. If i was a racer then the weight would probably be a weakness but as im not then its not. I have had this for 3 months and have now changed to the P30. admittedly this was a pretty wet british summer but that is no excuse for me to go through !!!3 SETS OF BEARINGS!!! in as many months. none of my other bearings last such a riciulous length of time and i do take very good care of my bike. Come on e13 whats wrong with you???
Strengths: Light weight, sheds mud, bomb proof, never fails
The best all around chain guide setup on the market. The guys at e.13 really know what they are doing when it comes to keeping the drive train safe and working even after the roughest impacts. Will buy again and would recommend to anyone!
Strengths: Slides over rocks, roots... anything really. The only time I've ever broken an SRS was when it was improperly installed on my bike... which happened once (came overtightened from the factory, cracked the gaurd). Comes in tons of colors these days, with plenty of variety for all your different bikes.
Weaknesses: No 3 spd XC version.
There isn't a better guide on the market. Say what you want about the company, but you can't argue with the performance and quality of the product.
Weaknesses: Can damage your crank tabs it is so strong. Mud can get clogged behind the bashguard and in between the chainring.
The SRS will outlast any other part of your bike! When properly set up, it is virtually impossible to ever lose a chain. Never have to think or worry about it, it is literally one of the only parts on any of my bikes that that can easily be said for!
If you are looking for a bit of a lighter weight system, or are running a fragile crankset, the LG-1 may be a better option.
Bike Setup: 07 Glory White SRS with White hardware
from Framingham, MA, USA
Date Reviewed: September 8, 2008
Strengths: The e.13 SRS chainguide does it all!! The bashguard protects your chainring like a charm, and the guide never drops your chain. What else can you ask for?
THE chainguide to buy, hands down!! e.13 is a company that supports the industry, supports the local/national/global scene, and has the ingenuity and drive to design (instead of copy) new products!! **ahem**MRP**
Strengths: everything!!! i installed the guide without the instructions most of they way, this was the first time i have ever put a chainguide on and i can tell you it was easy!! rubs for about a week but then it stops. seriously just put it on and forget about it. very strong chain has never come off
Weaknesses: maybe the price, but i got mine for free brand new so im not complaining
you are silly if you buy another chainguide over this
a Weekend Warrior
from london england
Date Reviewed: April 11, 2007
Strengths: easy to fit and set up , never failed , chain's never come off , generally pretty great
Weaknesses: none as yet after a year
never had to adjust this setup , always works even though I do 50 miles a week road then switch wheels for the weekend trail rides, would recommend and have just done so to a mate with a GT Ruckus who constantly has his bike upside down refitting the chain
Similar Products Used: mrp which was fiddly and sold pretty quick
Bike Setup: Rock Lobster team tig marzochi mx pro etc etc
from anacortes, wa, usa
Date Reviewed: November 29, 2006
Strengths: it is burly and can take a beating, my new bottom bracket bent befor i even scratched the bashring doing sprocket stalls and grinds, its burlyer then hell!! sets up easy and dont have to touch it agian
this thing is strong and will last whatever you can dish out!!
Bike Setup: 05 giant stp, 04 shiver sc, trail pimps(crap), race face cranks, avid bb7 brakes, its a solid build
from Leicestershire' England
Date Reviewed: November 12, 2006
Strengths: Everything. Good for grinds, doesn't damage stuff like a meatal bash. Chain never comes off. Lightweight. easy maintanence. doesn't stop me using gears on each end of cassette. Never needs adjustment...
Weaknesses: small stones can get stuck behind the plastic bits that are attatched to the boomerang and that the chain rubs on. Chain rubs on plastic bits occasionally. quite expensive Makes lots of nasty noises when covered in mud.
Buy it! don't even think about an MRP! This is awesome!
I wasn't sure where to post this but I know a lot of XC racers use Sidis.
About 8 years ago I bout a pair Sidi Actions, or maybe Dragons. It had the SRS system when it first came out. It had a very soft grey rubber lug that literally wore down in all the key points in about a month. After that ... Read More »