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Old 05-15-06, 09:25 PM   #1
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Dual ring chain guides

Which dual ring chain guide should I get: ethirteen drs oe black spire chain tensioner. I already have a nice bash gaurd (raceface evolve),but I have a bike in need of a new bash gaurd. It would be nice to know that I could save $100 with the spire. Its going on a faith. Ultimately, which is going to be the smoothest for shifting, provide the least resistance and keep the chain on the best?
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i like the e13. had no problems with shifting whatsoever.
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e13...never drop a chain and never have problems shifting. Very simple design yet very effective.
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what about the mrp l.r.p.?
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what about the mrp l.r.p.?
Since you'd pay nearly the same price for either, the e.thirteen DRS is by far the better choice.
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I use MRP personally, but I'd go with the e.thirteen if I were to go dual chainring. I have never heard one complaint about them, and there are LOTS of people running them.

I am not totally sure the Evolve bashring will work with the DRS, you may have to keep the supercharger with the guide.
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I got the black spire today and mounted it. I can't hear it, and I can't feel any resistance. It was super easy to set up. and I havn't been able to drop a chain or slip off one of the sprockets (pedling backwards, bunnyhopping, drops, anything!). This has already exceeded my expectations (and it looks nice and clean aswell.
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Is Blackspire still 5 hole specific?
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With the stinger, you just have to have the isgc (not sure of order) tabs on you frame and it works. It doesn't come with a bash gaurd. I looked at their dualie, and it came in eith 5 or 4 bolt (I assume you are talking about the cranks), so to answer your question, no.
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