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Preview: e.thirteen LG1+ 2009 2010

4/30/2009 : sicklines
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e.thirteen LG1+

The new LG1+ from e.thirteen components is available now and inside we give you the rundown of what you can expect out of their latest chain guide. We took a look at their other new guide, the SRS+ as well so be sure to check that out as well if you missed it.

If you’ve used the previous LG1, this new guide while functionally similar, represents a lot of hard work to make a better product.  Details inside.

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The LG1+, like the SRS+, sees a lot of revisements that are designed to offer additional functionality, easier setup, and lighter weight all packed in an overall better package.

Installing

Notable features:

  • Alloy hardware
  • Available in ISCG-05 or ISCG-03. If you need a bottom bracket type mount, the ISCG-05 version comes with one.
  • Captive hardware – the custom nuts stay in place so there’s less fiddling with nuts and bolts once the guide is on the bike
  • Pivoting upper guide – the upper guide snaps onto the upper bolt and pivots to make chain removal and installation an easier operation. The upper slider is a single bolt design and features a riveted upper slider that rotates up and out easily to clean the drive train, change chain rings, or chain removal.
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  • Adjustable – One guide for them all. The new guides have a Narrow(N), Regular(R), and Wide(W) option to accommodate whatever bike you might have.
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  • Clean markings – the guide has preset points on the upper and lower roller to help aid in easing installation.
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  • Available in a 32-36t version or 36t-40t.
  • Wider back plate at 5mm to increase stiffness
  • Bash guard sits closer to the drive train for better protection.
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  • Honeycombed to save weight and increase stiffness
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  • The bash guard is 13 millimeters thick and tapers in both directions forward / backward.
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  • Smaller form factor than the previous LG1
  • Machined back plate to increase stiffness and save weight
  • The bash guard and the LG1+ back plate are designed to work together. The bash guard has pockets inside it that the back plate fits inside of. This gives the guide some additional stiffness, security, and absorbing capabilities.
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  • The lower roller cage is one molded piece for additional stiffness and has some cutouts to help in shedding mud / water. The new tech3 idler pulley installs inside and is designed to be more durable in the long run without any additional noise compared to the tech2 idler.
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Impressively, the new LG1+ bash guard is designed to protect better, is bigger, stronger, and is lighter.

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Old LG1 taco on the left vs. the improved LG1+ on the right

Once mounted, the LG1+ was easy to set up and align properly without any modifications (almost too easy).

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Colors: Black or White

Weight:

Manufacturer Model Year Real(g) Desc. Pic.
e.thirteen LG1+ ISCG-05  (32-36t)
2009
181
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e.thirteen LG1+ ISCG-05 (36-40t)
2009
192
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e.thirteen ISCG-05 BB Adapter
2009
25
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e.thirteen ISCG 10mm bolts
2009
8
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e.thirteen ISCG 16mm bolts
2009
11
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e.thirteen 2.5mm chain line spacers (3)
2009
5
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e.thirteen 1.25mm chain line spacers (3)
2009
2
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Price: $150 MSRP (no price increase over last years model)

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Look to see the e.thirteen LG1+ at your local bike store. e.thirteen also touts that the guides are also made in the U.S.A. which is nice hear. The 32-36 version is nice for guys looking to run on all mountain type bikes that the previous LG1 couldn’t go down to as easily. Installation (front , back) was a breeze and no modifications were necessary to set it up. It bolted up to our bike almost too easily. The revised instructions are easier to follow and essentially don’t require any reading given the detail in the drawings.  If you’re looking for a more conventional chain guide, check out their SRS+.

e.thirteen really sought to achieve (and improve) a lot of things with this new guide and so far it seems they’ve accomplished them all while raising the bar for those in the chain guide business. Available now through BTI (any good shop can order through them) , QBP, Silverfish (U.K), and e.thriteen.

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