We’ve been a long time fan of Gamut’s guides because of a wide variety of reasons including their light weight, good looks, and simple design. This year, the company introduced two new products which will soon be in production and showed of one new prototype.
The new prototype guide, the Trail S, is their first trail guide specifically targeted towards the Enduro market. At a scant 140 grams it also packs a few interesting features.
Gamut firmly believes in the right tool for the right job. Their taco guide will be available in three different sizes to accommodate different chain ring sizes, will keeping weight low and unsightly aluminum to a minimum. The willowy back plate, which is only available for this particular model (with the glorious speed holes), will be available for 28-32, 32-36, and 36-40 chain rings.
A top guide based on the backplate is also in development for XX1 style systems.
The new double guide is based on the slider type guide they introduced last year. Except, this new model doesn’t use the o-ring found on their single setups and forgoes the stepped lower roller found on their previous dual guide.
The 22-24/32-34 combination weighs 130 grams, the larger 22-24/34-36 is 153 grams.
If you’re currently running one of their new “S” model guides and want to convert to a 2x system, you can simply order new plastics for your existing back plate.
Availability for this new guide is early this summer. Black, white, blue, red, yellow, and the green bash guard pictured will be offered.
The new Spider fits XO GXP, XO BB30, and X9 cranks, weighs 65 grams, and will allow you to mount 2x and 1x 104 BCD chain rings on your Truvativ/Sram cranks, as well as providing options for a Bash. This allows you to run combinations lower than the 26/39 allowed by Truvativ/Sram 120 BCD cranks.