DH Chain guide choices . . . ? Help!
OK, here's what's up: I need a new chainguide. Was going to reuse my trusty Syncros but realized it's ISCG-old and the frame is ISCG 05 (oops).
Since I still want to run a 38mm chainring that narrows down my choices some. This is a single-ring, DH-only setup. Choices I've narrowed it down to (unless someone can make a compelling argument for another) are:
- Blackspire DSX C4
- e.Thirteen SRS+
- e.Thirteen LG1+
- Gamut P40
- MRP System 3 Party Crasher
I'm not crazy about the e.13 LG1+, even though it's what Yeti ships complete 303Rs with, because I would rather have a crank-mounted bash take the abuse instead of my ISCG tabs. The upper slider looks a bit minimalist on the new SRS but maybe I'm just paranoid. I miss seeing the security of a taco. I'm partuclarly impressed with the design of the Blackspire (even if it is a tad heavy) - - the design seems laid out well to keep the chain captured and in check but have zero experience with Blackspire. The Gamut appears to be simple, direct and efficient; but once again I don't really know their track record. Besides the Blackspire I am impressed next-most with the the System 3 Party Crasher. It looks robust and effective and it seems no way a chain could get past the rollers once the setup is dialed.
Can anyone shed some light?
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Last edited by dminor; 06-01-10 at 11:33 PM.