Truvativ Hussefelt Chain Accessories

2.52/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


Product Description

People tend to set this thing up funky, so if you're slapping down the cash for this one, read the manual!


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vance a Downhiller from Hastings, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2005

Strengths:    Well its better than nothing, it seems to work pretty well despite the simple design

Weaknesses:    Over the course of 15 shuttle runs it dropped the chain once, then i had the chain shortened 4 inches and hasnt dropped since then. Design does not allow for some frames to set up properly (my bighit spec cant fit it well, the top roller doesnt fit due to the guides arms being too long. No bearings. Noisy but some people like the noise, I do.

Bottom Line:   
This is cheap.. A box guide is better.. THis works well if your bike frame desgin is properly compatible and its setup right. When setup do not put the top roller down putting presure on the chain, this results in alot of drag and the roller wears out, it should sit only just touching in the biggest rear cog,is you can sit it in the 12 o'clock position over the chain ring and down quite tight over the ring (only just touching), this way the chain cant escape, my frame however wouldnt let the guides arm move up into the 12 o'clock position, I may cut the arm yet to try to adjust it better

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   The Hub


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Vance Lowe a Downhiller from Hastings, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2005

Strengths:    Well i dont really know yet, so far it seems to hold the chain a bit better, i have only ridden it for 1 hour though :D

Weaknesses:    Hmmm, it does make vibration noises and has no bearing. The noises i can ber with in fact I quite like the vibrating noise, its quite rythemic and make you feel your not alone on the trail....

Bottom Line:   
Well i only ridden it for the past hour, seem quite good but will post again after the few hours of DH im riding this weekend in Wellington, New Zealnd. I give it average 3's as I havent yet ridden it that much.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None really, a front derailleur maybe....

Bike Setup:   2003 Specialized Bighit, '05 Sherman Flicks, Hayes hydros, this guide + bash ring on 32t ring, soon to be a 38t, Maxxis Minnions, sram x-7 gearing

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris P a Weekend Warrior from San Luis Obispo, Ca

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap, seemingly easy to use

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
I just bought this chainguide for a few days use at the sea otter classic, maybe an occasional ride afterwards. The screws holding it to my BB shell came out and the guide twisted, loosening my bb, so it keep getting out of adjustment and locking up my bike. It caused me to loose my registration fee for my DS race because it locked u twice in my DS qualifying, making me DNF and miss the cut. It causes the chain to come off. It is a very poor design I believe, and simple design changes could have fixed it. Dont buy it, dont rely on it if you have one. Save up and buy a gamut, that'll be my next guide.

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Favorite Trail:   Goat

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   MRP

Bike Setup:   Chameleon w/ hussefelt cranks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan from Maine

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap, and keeps the chain on when set up correctly.. my chain used to fall off with it, but i fixed the rollers and its fine now... but its inexpensive if you really want a namebrand chainguide thatll work well!

Weaknesses:    hard to tighten in the bottom bracket, which can result in it rotating in the bottom bracket if u hit a log or rock or something, but wont happen too often


Bottom Line:   
Cheap and does the job correctly if u take the time to set it up... i dont know if i would pay 60 dollars for it, but u can find it cheaper (ebay, jensonusa, pricepoint etc.)... WORKS!

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Favorite Trail:   Pimpin Street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   homemade chainguide, and i now have an E13 srs

Bike Setup:   kona roast. kona cro mo cranks. bomber forks, avid discs, sun rims, XT, e. thirteen srs guide, Azonic bar stem and pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2003

Strengths:    It works......

Weaknesses:    Very Noisy...Sounds like a motor bike...

Bottom Line:   
If you are having trouble with this device then you havent got it set up correctly. When I first got my bike the chain kept jumping off and was very anoying. I spent some time setting it up and no way the chain is going to come off. For all people that didnt get it to work, the arms adjust and the wheels up and down the arms. Yeh it is lound but it only cheap and it does the job, might look at putting some soft rubber wheels on see if that helps.

Want somthing cheap and it works........

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   On Bike

Bike Setup:   Dimondback Jump Sport, Judy TT, Alex DX22.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Mamma a Downhiller from Boston/Seattle/Salt lake/Breck

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2003

Strengths:    AFFORDABLE, lighter weight than other chain guides.

Weaknesses:    Difficult to set up properly. Wont fit on some frames b/c the things that hold the rollers on are so long. Which, also causes the rollers to fall out of adjustment and loosen sometimes when you hit rocks/logs.

Bottom Line:   
For the college student or rider on a budget. If you can afford spending six times as much on an MRP chain guide, go for it. I think the reason this product is getting bashed so hard is b/c you kids aren't setting it up properly. It's really not that bad of a product. Bottom Line: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn/porcupine rim/victor falls/Vail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $42.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   MRP

Bike Setup:   K2 BEAST (the original FR machine) Hussefelt cranks/BB/chainguide, Mavic 521's, XTR/XT throughout, Magura HS33 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adin S a Weekend Warrior from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2003

Strengths:    Keeps good, straight track of the chain. Does not come loose.

Weaknesses:    Could use better rollers, other than that, nothing.

Bottom Line:   
When set up properly this chain guide works like a charm, It keeps my chain on even on the rough. I don't see why everyone complains about noise level, mine is relatively quiet, it also makes a nice noise :).

This product gets 4 burning roadies out of 5 because it could have used better rollers to make it a tad more smoother.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything :)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   N/A

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   01 P.3, Z.5s, XTR Mech, Hussefelt Cranks, SMO rear rim, Alex DM24 up front...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TIM a Downhiller from BETHESDA MD

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU ALL ARE BASHING THIS PRODUCT I HAVE NOTICED NO BENDING NO MATER HOW HARD THE CHAIN IS JAMED OR ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT, I HAVE A PAIR OF MRP ROLERS ON MINE COULD THAT HAVE MADE IT THAT MUCH BETTER?

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Favorite Trail:   NORTH SHORE

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   STOCK


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by joshua picken a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2003

Strengths:    fites most frames

Weaknesses:    its so noisy,chain still comes off
i broke the frame stay after one ride


Bottom Line:   
It took about two hours to put on the bike.
Then it worked good for about one week, then the chain just keept fying off gggrrrr making me so mad.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   bicycle express

Similar Products Used:   Mr control chian cuard.

Bike Setup:   giant warp with hayes disc's and dirt jump 3 forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Troy a Downhiller from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003

Strengths:    Absolutly NONE

Weaknesses:    Everything, to name a few...

Bottom Line:   
Crap flimsy waste of money good for nothing piece of junk. Bends under pedaling force, deafing ratteling noise, rollers to big, always jamming resulting in high speed crashes and numerous pull outs in the middle of races.

CRAP and USELESS..... Please do not waste your money!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Axiom, mrp, blackspire, VICMTB Guide


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from Mill Valley, CA , USA

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2003

Strengths:    works for me, don't need a bashring

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
This was my savior. before I had just a chainring with nothing else and the chain came off every 10 minutes. It has come off bu rarely.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   a derailer


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott a Downhiller from staunton,VA USA

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2002

Strengths:    none really. its light i guess thats a plus

Weaknesses:    its well not keep chain on at all its junk. when it comes off 99% of the time you have to take you crank off to fix it never buy this ever

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT EVER. SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY AND GET SOME THING ELSE.

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Favorite Trail:   summit run

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   got on bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   KHS Fetish W/ Monster T

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark from Brookside, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2002

Strengths:    Keeps the chain on a lil while.

Weaknesses:    Everything. After a few days of abuse it weakens. Loks beffy, but it bends. I was pedaling, chain came off, and i was still pedaling and it bent to poop... NEVER BUY THIS. CRAP!!! Spend a lil more and buy something a bit better.

Bottom Line:   
It is crap. Do not buy this. It will keep the chain on a while. Hard to set up, bends, not a good chain guide. I hate this chainguide. Do not buy this.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Brand new from a friend

Similar Products Used:   Hyper Demo one. Way better.

Bike Setup:   Freeride HT.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andre Sanches a Racer from San Diego, CA (originally from Rio, Brazil)

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    Price and weight.

Weaknesses:    Reliability, noise

Bottom Line:   
This is a cheap solution if you need a chainguide, however, if you are going to be racing, do not, I repeat, DO NOT rely on this for your race.
Somehow, the chain can slip off the chain ring. It only hapenned twice with me, and one of those times, at the race.

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Favorite Trail:   Anderson's Truck Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   through KHS

Similar Products Used:   MRPs

Bike Setup:   2002 KHS Fetish "on steroids"

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hole Shot from Bristol, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2002

Strengths:    Very inexpensive, and it does a good job of keeping the chain where is is suposed to be.

Weaknesses:    Slightly noisy, No bashguard.

Bottom Line:   
Very good low budget chainguide. Serves the purpose of what it was designed to do.

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Favorite Trail:   PaKornik

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   The BIkers Edge

Bike Setup:   Specialized BigHit Comp W/ Super T

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