2011 MRP Chain Guides G2 SL – Mini G2SL – Lopes SL

For 2011, MRP has revamped their G2 guides and produced a new Lopes SL guide. The G2 sees significant weight savings as well as some design changes that improve its functionality and ease of use. Check inside to see more on the G2 SL and the Lopes SL.

MRP G2 SL Chainguide

MRP has updated G2 guides for 2011.
The G2 SL is available in two size options, 32-36t or 36-40t.
Currently color options are white or black

Mounting options:

  • ISCG-05
  • ISCG-03
  • Bottom bracket mount

Weights:

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Looking at the front side of the G2SL, pocketing has been done to reduce the weight of the bash guard and back plate.  The top guide plate and lower roller both have markings to help get the guide positioned correctly for the various chain ring sizes.

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Flipping the plate over, you can see additional pocketing and the hardware is now captive so when you take off the top guide plate, or lower roller, the nut won’t fall off the backplate.  This helps make it easier to install / remove / service your drivetrain.

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Here you can see the markings for the different chainring sizes easier.

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The lower roller also has markings to help make sure the guide is spaced properly.

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The lower pulley runs on a bearing.

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This front angle shot shows the guides profile.

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Installed:

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This new G2SL guide is much more polished compared to the original G2.  The top guide feels a bit more sturdy and the captive hardware makes installation and removal quite a bit easier.

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MRP Lopes SL Chainguide

Inspired by Brian Lopes, the Lopes guide is a great little guide that can fit a variety of bikes and riders’ needs.  This is a perfect solution for a 1×9 or 1×10 rider looking for a lightweight guide without a bash guard. It will fit chainrings sized from 32-38t.

This guide is designed to be a bit more captive than their 1x chainguide which doesn’t secure the chain quite as well as this option.  If you’re riding rough terrain, the addition of a lower pulley will make sure your chain stays on the chain ring.

Mounting options:

  • ISCG-05
  • ISCG-03
  • Bottom bracket mount

Weight:

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Rear profile shows the captive hardware much like the G2SL.

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Top guide plate detail.

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Lower roller detail.

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These new MRP guides are certainly an improvement over their previous generation guides.  Before these guides came out, the e.thriteen LG1+ / SRS+ guides had a lot of features that MRP was lacking.  With these new offerings, MRP has an improved product that is very competitive against the competition.  Stay tuned as we get more time on these new MRP guides.  So far they’ve proven to be stiffer , lighter, and durable.