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Choosing a chain guide can be a complicated process, we hope that these walkthroughs will demystify the process
  • Choosing a chain guide can be a complicated process, we hope that these walkthroughs will demystify the process

  • There are a few steps to choosing a chain guide and the following walkthroughs in this series will visit that in greater detail, but as a first step let’s narrow down the selection process

  • We also recommend reading through the Chainline explained walkthrough so you can better understand how to properly install your guide. Chainline (CL) is a term we will use often, so it is important that someone who is deciding on, or installing a chainguide knows what that means

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Step one is deciding on which type of guide you need Do you want a single (1x) or dual ring (2x)  guide? Do you want bash protection?
  • Step one is deciding on which type of guide you need

    • Do you want a single (1x) or dual ring (2x) guide?

    • Do you want bash protection?

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For dual ring guides visit our TRS dual ring guide picker We offer dual guides both with and without bash protection We offer dual guides both with and without bash protection

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For single ring guides, visit the Single ring guide picker
  • For single ring guides, visit the Single ring guide picker

    • XCX and TRS guides offer just upper guidance and are our lightest weight, most minimal guide. Perfect for Trail, Enduro and XC.

    • XCX guides do not have bash protection and are unable to be run with a chainring mounted bashguard. We offer them in a seat tube or BB mount

    • TRS guides offer direct mount bash protection in the ISCG models. We also offer D-type and E-type mounting

    • We also make a cyclocross specific version of the XCX with a chainline spec designed around road cranks

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For single ring guides with bash protection, check out the LG1 and TRS guides in our LG1 guide picker This walkthrough goes over our DH guides including the legendary LG1+
  • For single ring guides with bash protection, check out the LG1 and TRS guides in our LG1 guide picker

    • This walkthrough goes over our DH guides including the legendary LG1+

    • These guides can also be used for trail/enduro riders

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Conclusion

Thanks for reading, now get out there and ride!

The Hive

Member since: 12/05/2012

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