Mr. Dirt Gizmo Chain Accessories

Mr. Dirt Gizmo Chain Accessories 

DESCRIPTION

CHAIN IS FULLY ENCLOSED 5 mm THICK INNER & OUTER PLATES

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 11, 2001]
TOM FARRANT
Downhiller

Strength:

STRONGER THAN ANYTHING IMAGINABLE, MORE GEORGEOUS THAN ANYTHING IMAGINABLE, COMES IN DIFFERENT COLOURS TO SUIT THE BIKE AND KIT, LOW FRICTION HIGH PERFORMANCE, QUIET, GUARANTEED TO WITH STAND THICK MUD ROCKS ETC AND REMAIN EFFECTIVE. ID CHOOSE THIS OVER ANY OTHER SUBSITUTE GOOD.

Weakness:

NONE WHAT SO EVER TOP NOTCH

GET ONE OR REGRET IT!

Similar Products Used:

MRP SLALOM MRP WORLD CUP1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 21, 2002]
Scot
Downhiller

Strength:

- Looks good.
- Light

Weakness:

- plastic guides versus rollers for chain
- only secured by bottom bracket cup tightness

DO NOT BUY THIS GUIDE FOR USE WITH RACE FACE NORTH SHORE CRANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save yourself the time and frustration I experienced. The manufacturer has recently learned that due to the way the NorthShore cranks are set up with their granny spider it will not mount properly. You wil continually drop your chain and experience the guide rotating if you try.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 22, 2001]
Mookdawg

Strength:

~Strong as all get out
*I can smack into anything and it's great
*Sprocket stalls? you bet
*Sprocket grinds? probably, i havn't tried
~Keeps the chain on great
*If the chain does fall off (has only once for me),it puts itself back on!!
~Cheaper than MRP

Weakness:

~Loud, that's it

This is suuch a great deal. The only way it could be improved was if it was quieter. Everyone has MRP, but I don't see why. Maybe for racing because it's lighter, but it's also WAY weaker, my friend bent his boomerang on his MRP when his chain slipped??? what's that??? my chain slipped once in the skate park when i slid out, and it put it's self right back on when i pedaled. It's great.

Similar Products Used:

MRP, Truvativ

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 21, 2001]
eric shawn
Downhiller

Strength:

simple but effective
good strong base plate design
holds the chain on most of the time
less annoying than the cheaper chain guides with gay orange plastic rollers with crappy rollerblade bearings in them
easy to fit to bottom bracket

Weakness:

noisy, lots o' friction, hellish expensive at retail price, a lot of similar products out there at a cheaper price
pieces that guide the chain are relatively narrow, and dont allow for a lot of adjustment
the older version of this product comes with plastic pieces, which wear away and look terrible after a while
bb fitment may come loose, so the chain device swivels around when youre riding

quite good, but i would prolly buy cheaper stuff in future, or shell out for an mrp

Similar Products Used:

george foreman "LEAN MEAN FAT REDUCING GRILLING MACHINE!"

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 21, 2001]
sam
Downhiller

Strength:

the gizmo does keep the chain on the sprocket and it does a good job of that. it is also very strong i've smashed into rocks logs and all kind of crap.

Weakness:

the little plastic wheels they use for internal rollers are complete junk. and inner bash plate losens up alot. mounting plate is held on by using b.b. there is groves cut in to help hold in place.

its work ok after i took that plastic wheel out and put a skateboard bearing in place of it. as far as the inner bash plate losening, i still trying to figure that out. but until mr dirt addresses these problems i wouldn't recomend it.

Similar Products Used:

home made bash plates very primative. looked at mrp and black spire

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 06, 2002]
Lou Marino

Strength:

Keeps the chain on very well.

Weakness:

Plastic rollers are completely worn after 3 days of riding. One fell off and the other is ready to.

Sucks much goat nuts. I am looking very hard to find a metal replacement for the rollers, but have come up with nothing. Any ideas??? Please email me with any information on how to upgrade this POS. The company website sucks and has no email address, figures...

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 22, 2005]
ride your bike

Strength:

The 5mm inner and outer bashguards work. Bombproof protection for your chainring.

Weakness:

A little hard to set up.

It works. Even though its hard to set up, once your out riding, its chill.

Similar Products Used:

didnt have to.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 22, 2003]
Steven
Downhiller

Strength:

Keeps the chain on the ring, strength, has both ISCG and bottom bracket mounting options, looks good

Weakness:

none really if you take the time to set it up properly

I like this chainguide better than the MRP. It is better built and less likely to explode when you case a boulder. Sure, it can be a little tedious to set up, but what isn't on a downhill bike? Anyway, it is worth the extra effort to get the chainline right. (If you are not up to the task find somebody that is...;P) I've never dropped a chain with this set up and I cringe at the thought of what kind of catastrophic crash I'll have to have to get it to drop.

Similar Products Used:

a modified MRP

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2005]
Matt Sebas
Downhiller

Strength:

works good for first month in dry conditions.

Weakness:

bad rollers , bad berings, loud, cheap plastic, out dated

This is one of the worst bike products that i have used. The thing is kind of a pain to set up and if you don't have the mounts on the frame the inside boomerang comes loose on the BB cup mount. I tried locktite on the BB with no success. Initially the guide was a little noisey but worked okay. But as soon as you get into the mud the crappy rollers ceize up and they wear out in about two runs. I can't find any replacement rollers/berings so i am forced to find a new system. the price was pretty high considering the crappyness of the guide. I've ridden my friend's P.2 with the infamous truvative box guide and it was smoother and more reliable. This thing is not worth the money. don't by it unless it comes on your bike. Just ride it till it breaks and get an evil. I've heard many good things about them.

Similar Products Used:

truvative box guide

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Dec 17, 2004]
mike
Downhiller

Strength:

not a friggin one!

Weakness:

the whole system blows!

Please, please do not buy this piece of junk system! Do not waste your time. It is a piece of crap. It took me forever to finally get the thing to work, I had to use a hacksaw, and about 50 other tools to get this thing to fit right without any rub or other problems. So finally I got the thing working good. And it was working good for about three rides. Then as I am flying down the mountain, my cranks lock up. The cheap little plastic toy, top pulley had melted away and jammed up my chain so I could not pedal. I ended up having to cut the pulley off and it rode better with the chain rolling over the metal bushing. This thing is really loud and noisy too. It sqeaks like an arthritic woman's fake hip. It drove my riding buddies nuts. So I broke down and got my self an e 13 guide and it worked well, and then I eventually went all out and got MRP's top of the line. MRP is the the best by far. I guess you get what you pay for. My MRP went on without a hitch, is much quieter and the pullies are super heavy duty. Everything about it is heavy duty. If you like to ride on piles of crap, then MR Dirt Gizmo if made for you. Because that is about as well as it works. If you are at all serious about the products you ride, get an e 13 or better yet get the MRP.

Similar Products Used:

e 13 guide, mrp bones guide and crankset

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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