Truvativ BoxGuide Chain Accessories

3.23/5 (22 Reviews)
Weight : 350 grams MSRP : $84.00


Product Description

  • 5mm AL-7075-T6 base-plate
  • Heat treated cromoly bottom roller plate
  • Adjustable roller and base-plate angle
  • Floating rubber roller with integrated bushing
  • Clean hex bolt setup
  • Optional forged AL-7075-T6 BashGuard
  • Super adjustable and silent, 34-46 ring adjustment range
  • ISCG mount and flange BB mount available


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dannyboy a Downhiller from malden

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    none..... but it looks cool

Weaknesses:    everything. needs constant adjustment I use locktite and tourqe the hell out of it it moves around every few rides

Bottom Line:   
DONT BUY IT......... THE E.THIRTEEN IS HASSLE FREE. THE PROBLEM OCCURS WHEN YOU TAKE BIG DROPS AND THE CHAIN PUSHES UP ON THE BOX AND ITS PLASTIC SO EAVEN WITH IT REAL REAL REAL TIGHT IT EVENTUALY MOVES AND AFTER THE THIRD TIME THE CHAIN WILL FALL OFF AND THEN BREAK OUT THE TOOLS CAUSE THATS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE CHAIN BACK IN THE BOX.

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Favorite Trail:   lynn woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   e. thirteen chain guide

Bike Setup:   07 big hit 2 every thing stock accept that truavive chain guide its in the garbadge

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bumkumcsa a Weekend Warrior from Transylvania

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    High quality materials, very smart design, low noise and optimal friction :), never lost the chain (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.)acceptable weight

Weaknesses:    technical: none, financial: a bit expensive

Bottom Line:   
Would recommend it for everyone, does its job very well, you can count on it :)

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Favorite Trail:   Up and down, woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   local store

Similar Products Used:   no

Bike Setup:   Canyon Explorer, Drop Off IV, Fox with Brain Specialized, Mavic 823, Sunrims S-Type, Race Face Ride XC, Gigapipe, El Camino, Tioga, DMR V12

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Imprezsia a Cross Country Rider from Lambertville, NJ

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2009

Strengths:    Keeps chain on

Weaknesses:    Crappy Plastic Top, Bottom pulley too far to right - experience a lot of rub

Bottom Line:   
Heavy, Noisy, Don't Buy - Probably going to custom grind it to make bash fit better and may grind down to make less heavy.

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Favorite Trail:   Baldpate Mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Knapps

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F500 Custom 1x9 Raceface, XT,XTR,Saint, Mavic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matko a Weekend Warrior from Zagreb,Croatia

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2009

Strengths:    It looks good,my chain has never fallen off,it CAN fit a bashguard

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
You wont regret it...=)

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Favorite Trail:   Stari Grad,Grmošcica

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Maraton.si

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Author a gang ej:em,tora 289 uturn,durolx cranks,saint brakes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mildcore a Downhiller from Bellingham, WA

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2008

Strengths:    My chain has never fallen off. Light.

Weaknesses:    not the best out there. Doesnt allow e13 bashguard.

Bottom Line:   
I have been using it for the last 3 months with no problem. My bike came with a 38 tooth chain ring and it worked with that. I ended up switching to a 32 tooth to be able to do some climbing and it works fine with that too. If it didnt come on the bike i would probably go with e13, especially because i cant run a bashguard with it. Its not terrible, but not amazing.

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Favorite Trail:   anything at whistler, galbraith

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on my used Norc

Bike Setup:   2008 Norco Shore 3 w/ Truvativ BoxGuide in the front.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Munich

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2008

Strengths:    basically none, it just doesn't do what it was designed to do.

Weaknesses:    -extremely high friction
-bends easily
-chain falls off repeatedly


Bottom Line:   
I've never given a product 1 out of 5 before but this is just ridiculous... The crap piece of plastic up on the top always rubbed somewhere and bent so i took it off. The wheel at the bottom has got far too much play => it was not straight => the whole drivetrain had noticable friction AND once i took the whole chainguide off, the chain has basically always stayed in place. with it on do a bunny hop => chain is off
===> this product is no good. In fact: its a disgrace.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jacob from Portland, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2007

Strengths:    No more worrying about your front chain coming off the sprocket, looks great, dead silent.

Weaknesses:    The bottom spool gets loose and a bit wobbly over time, but it's not a serious issue.

Bottom Line:   
A great chain guide for not too much.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $55.00

Bike Setup:   2004 Specialized Big Hit with a Marzocchi Bomber fork, an X-Fusion Glyder rear shock, and Hayes 8" disc brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Christophe marin a Downhiller from hawkesbury, ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2007

Strengths:    the lower roller never had any problems keeps the chain tight, it indure abuse and its simple

Weaknesses:    the chaine guide itself, its just plain crap it keeps getting loose, it dosent hold the chain very well unless u spend a while adjusting it but as soon as as u ride in rough terrain its gets loose and the chaine falls off so if ur sprinting its gonna hurt and dont even think about putting a bashgard because you have to take off the side of thye chaine guide and if u do that u might as well take it off.

Bottom Line:   
if u are just looking for the lower part then go and buy it it dosent get much better than that but if u need the whole thing or just the chainbox then go look somewhere else like mrp or e-13

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Favorite Trail:   cote du 3000 in port cartier

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   e-13 LG1 and STS the best chaine guides i have ever seen!

Bike Setup:   o6 big hit stock except for a few things here and there

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark G a Downhiller from Rome, Italy

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2007

Strengths:    Works very very well, sets up perfectly if you just follow the directions. Light in weight, very well built, adjustable for any chainline/chainring size between like 32 / 44t. Great flexibility, fits pretty much any frame configuration.
Team version with the sealed bearing jockey wheel has the lowest resistance of any chain device I have used so far, you really don't know it's there when you're pedaling, however the chain NEVER comes off.
Cheap - about half the price of MRP or E13, and works at least as well, if not better.. won't go back to either of those again.


Weaknesses:    None, does exactly what it is supposed to.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great product. Be sure you get the team version which uses a high quality sealed bearing on the jockey wheel.
I honestly don't know how some of these people are saying it's hard to set up. If you follow the directions exactly (not rocket science BTW), it sets up correctly the first time. Just use Loc-Tite on the bolts, and it's going to run trouble free.
Great set and forget chain guide. I haven't had to touch it since I installed. takes maybe 20 mins to set up properly if you take your time and double check everything. No complaints at all.

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Favorite Trail:   Bergamo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   MRP, E13, Mr Dirt Gizmo

Bike Setup:   Tomac Moah, Marz 888 RC2X, Sun Modo wheels, RF cranks and bottom bracket, etc.etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tatu s a Weekend Warrior from finland

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007

Strengths:    came with the bike/cheap
cheap and it works.


Weaknesses:    If I set it wrong the chain eats the plastic upper part.
you have to "mod" it to fit a rockring
makes horrific noise when the lower wheel is not lubricated, or the chainline is not about dead center.


Bottom Line:   
ok, this is my introduction to the world of chain guides. The chain has been on so far. took some time to set it right. no huge problems yet, so a new mrp/e13/blackspire is not on the shopping list.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   none so far

Bike Setup:   specialized bighit with 203 travis

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ryan from australia------melbourne

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Strengths:    keeps the chain on as they are spose to,if set up good

Weaknesses:    lots of fiddling to get it set up,smallest chain ring you can run is 34t, anything smaller you need to start modding it.makes pedalling bit more of an effort.

Bottom Line:   
if you can afford to pay a few hours layber to the local bike shop to set it up go for it,if not then you need alot of patience or hopefully you fluke it, cant run any smaller chain ring than 34t with it on, noisy unless you get the sealed team version, honestly i spent hours getting it lined up,used it for two days and took it off again,rather have a tight chain and custom a front derailluer with a bash plate,does a better job,more quiet and can run any size chain ring i want. having said all that this is still better than some chain guides!!!!!!1

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Favorite Trail:   all diirrrttt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   melbourne bike shop

Similar Products Used:   mrp- e-thirteen

Bike Setup:   07 kona hardtail, boxxer rides,classic rolls saddle with sealed bearings thru out.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brian a Downhiller from san rafael

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    better than nothing

Weaknesses:    doesnt hold chain on very well, top piece gets chewed up easily

Bottom Line:   
this is good, but for some reason the chain has fallen off many times, and is hard to get back on. other than that, the guide does its job well.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   MRP, DMR, Gamut, E-13, Blackspire

Bike Setup:   06 specialized bighit spec, drop off tripple fork, vanilla r shock, a-frame pedals, xt derailleur, truvativ bash guard, and more

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Viktor a Weekend Warrior from Bratislava

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2006

Strengths:    Never drops. Only happend once during a hard crash. Doesnt weigh a ton.

Weaknesses:    You have to get special screws for your bashring. Looks Truvativ (sorry guys). Takes some time to set up.

Bottom Line:   
This think works, works and works, no matter how hard it might be to get it set up. Once done it holds well. I will never spend 3 times as much for a fancy e13 or MRP. Just to look more fancy...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Shaman FR, hard to compare...

Bike Setup:   Norco A-line, Truvativ chainring, XT chain,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brad walter a Racer from ny ny

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2006

Strengths:    CHAIN WILL NOT COME OFF!

Weaknesses:    ON

Bottom Line:   
LEARN HOW TO SET IT UP\
MINE RUBBED THE BOTTOM WHEEL GUIDE
UNTIL I MOVED IT 2 MM

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   ONLINE

Bike Setup:   KHS DJ 200
HUSSFELT PACKAGE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike wilson a Downhiller from newmarket,ontario,canada

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2006

Strengths:    amazing i love this thing, when set up by the right bike shop they will put time into putting it on correctly and it works. it is so quiet. the noise is the exact same from when it wasnt on and it keeps th chain on.

Weaknesses:    none so far!

Bottom Line:   
amazing, worrth the 100 dollars just i would reconmend a bike shop set it up cus it can be tricky.

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Favorite Trail:   highway

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   havys bike shop

Similar Products Used:   e-thirteen

Bike Setup:   devinci johnson with two wheels and some shocks

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Nomad + stylo + boxguide = ?

i am changing my sc nomad to single ring up front with chainguide. bought a bb truvativ box guide and 36t chainring, plus new chain,cassette and der. i had intended to use to stock truvativ stylo gxp crankset that came with the bike(2008),but the lugs that the granny gear usually attaches to are h ... Read More »

Nomad + stylo + boxguide = ?

i am changing my sc nomad to single ring up front with chainguide. bought a bb truvativ box guide and 36t chainring, plus new chain,cassette and der. i had intended to use to stock truvativ stylo gxp crankset that came with the bike(2008),but the lugs that the granny gear usually attaches to are h ... Read More »

Truvativ boxguide wont fit

I bought a truvativ boxguide and it wont fit on my ISCG tabs, im aware of the older and newer style but i assumed they made "newer" style tabs to replace the "older" type, but i guess they are just going to stick with making more of the old type. My X7 has the 05 mount and the guide is the "old" ... Read More »

Bashguard compatable with boxguide?

First off i tried searching but did not find an answer to my question on the forum or net. The problem i'm having is i have a truvativ boxguide on my bike and cannot get the bashguard to fit outside of the boxguide.It seems like the guard should be flared out to clear the guide.does anyone have a b ... Read More »

boxguide q??

i ordered a race race diabolous crankset and a truvativ boxguide. can the boxguide be used with my diabolous basguard, or i`ll have to remove the bash?Read More »

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