e*thirteen Shows New Carbon Fiber Backed Chainguides for DH & XC/Trail
e*thirteen is developing two new lightweight, carbon fiber backed chainguides for DH and XC/trail.
The LG1 Race (right) is a carbon backplate version of the LG1 bashguard chainguide. They started working on it to save weight, the carbon backplate will be about 70% of the weight of the alloy plate.
The other reason for the carbon is that it has about 130% of the alloy version’s impact strength and stiffness. This one’s shown with a 3k weave finish, but production models will be compression molded and have a unidirectional fiber finish.
36 and 40 tooth max models will be available at launch, and a 32t max will likely come later. It’ll only be available as ISCG03/05 mounts only since it’s aimed at the DH crowd.
Weights, pics and more below…
The new TRS Dual Race (left) is an ultralight dual ring guide. The top section keeps the chain from dropping to the inside of the rings and the lower guide just keeps it from dropping in general. The lower guide pivots open to make it easier to get the chain inside it.
It’ll be available with ISCG03/05 and BB mount versions.
Both are preproduction models but should be about the same as shown here for the final versions.