Race Face Atlas Shifting Guide Chain Accessories

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Our lightweight Atlas FR shifting chainguide brings compatibility & ease of installation to a whole new level. Designed for a wide range of frames & suspension systems, the Atlas guide is optimized to work flawlessly with most dual chainring set ups.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Longhorns78750 a Weekend Warrior from Greenville, Maine

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2009

Strengths:    It has adjustability with where the roller is positioned so you don't have to take the crank and everything off to adjust the position of the guide.

Weaknesses:    Entire roller is plastic, no bearings to allow for it to spin freely, just a metal axle that slides through the middle. Very rarly actually spins expect for immediately after you lube it for the millionth time, but once that wears off there is too much friction there for it to roll without some actual bearings! Oh and the top guide that is adjustable as well is pretty pointless, just looks kinda cool I guess.

Bottom Line:   
Dont waste your money, I love raceface, but this chainguide really sucks for the price. If you can get it for $50 then fine but that wont happen so just get an e13, trust me...you might pay a bit more but that's cause they know what they are doing and you won't have to worry about it ever.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Huck N' Roll.com

Similar Products Used:   e13 DRS...awesome by the way, fits perfectly, roller is great with real ball bearings inside to allow it to actually keep spinning all day long, and adjustable spacers to fit any chainline.

Bike Setup:   custom 08' GT Force...AM beefy setup

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tamkid a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2009

Strengths:    Ease of setup, all in one multi compatability, holds the chain on, not too heavy. My frame does not have ISCG mounts and it stays in place perfectly with the Deuce XC

Weaknesses:    Requires Lubing

Bottom Line:   
I like it. I'm not aware of a better alternative, and if colorado had its normal dry spring i would have given it 5 chilis. BUT if you do multiple creek crossings, the bushing on the lower pulley dries our easilly, much faster then your chain would even running dry boeshield lube. IUn other words, it would be acceptable for it to dry out as fast as the chain: you'd have noise or you have to lube either way. As is, one of my riding partners thought the very high pitch squeal was an emminent lightening strike, then the vague squeal got very loud and the lully had to be removed to keep going. It was like a 15 mile ride! Other then that,

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Favorite Trail:   Enchalada or Kenosha

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA .com

Similar Products Used:   E-13 os the DH bike

Bike Setup:   This is on a Yeti 575 DHX air with an 09 float 32 fork. Elixir brakes, UST wheels on chris king and wtb hubs. 2 X 9, XO, Deuce, 11-34/ 22/36. Pure fun.

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