For riders who have made the leap to a 1x drivetrain, the only reminder of their old 2x ways is often an empty and unsightly direct mount plate. The Decapitator from MRP is a simple way to cover the old mount while adding a little functionality.
The total weight for the Decapitator and accompanying alloy bolt is a mere 13 gm.Our long term review bike, the GT Sensor was a prime candidate for the upgrade. From the factory floor it comes equipped with a triple, which we almost immediately converted to a 1x drivetrain. Like many modern full suspension bikes, that left us staring at an empty direct mount plate.
With the MRP Decapitator installed, the Sensor looks complete. It’s just a small touch, but then again, it’s the little things that make our bikes special
For those that don’t run Shimano SPDs or carry a multi tool equipped with a bottle opener, this little direct mount cover ads some essential functionality. Beyond that, it’s also a great conversation starter. In practice, it doesn’t work quite as well as an SPD, but it gets the job done!
The Decapitator is available now and retails for $29.95.