While Sram and Shimano pretty much own the cycling components industry, E*Thirteen has continued to step up their game over the last couple of years with new innovative products with race proven performance. E*Thirteen is a small, rider-owned company with a a focus on improving rider experience through thoughtfully engineered components. E*Thirteen is most known for their chainguides and chain retention systems. While remaining an industry leader in chainguides, E*Thirteen now offers a full lineup of wheels, tires, cranksets, bottom brackets, chainrings, cassettes, and dropper posts. Be sure to check out our full E*Thirteen collection. Here in this review, we are going to be riding the E*Thirteen TRS+ Chainguide, the same chainguide ridden by Neko Mulally, Aaron Gwin, and Mick Hannah!
We offer a full collection of different E*Thirteen chainguides that can be mounted to fit your cross country bikes, enduro bikes, and downhill bikes. Both the LG1 and TRS chainguides share the same back plates with small parts that are interchangeable.
There is a reason E*Thirteen is known primarily for their chainguide systems. The E*Thirteen TRS+ chainguide did its job perfectly without giving us any problems. After spacing the chainguide according to the chain line, it was pretty much good to go! With how good todays narrow wide chainrings hold on to the chain, we totally dig the minimalistic approach of the TRS+ guide. If you are looking to shave even more weight off your bike, you can always go with the TRSr carbon chainguide!
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