The new All-mountain Guide is the love child of two innovative and revered product lines, the 1x and XCG. Perfectly suited to the increasingly popular all-mountain segment, the All-mountain Guide features MRP's patented integrated skid protection and shares the freshly updated upper guide from the G3, but lacks a lower retention mechanism. The All-mountain Guide is a great choice for 5-6" travel bikes when used with the latest tensioned rear derailleurs or on its own for shorter-travel trail bikes or hardtails that require bash protection. The contact-free, "upper-only" chain retention means the All-mountain Guide will be virtually silent and completely drag-free when pedaling. The patented integrated skid will protect your crank and chainring and prevent the chain from ever contacting and potentially damaging your expensive frame.
Perfect for "clutched" 1x10 and 1x11 drivetrains, as well as those using chain-retaining rings (like our Wave Ring) Tracked and grooved upper guide / backplate interface increases stiffness and eases installation New co-molded "TR" upper guide with softer durometer interior for silent guidance New nylon integrated skid with smooth driveside surface stops mud build up behind and protects chainrings (US Patents RE 42,436 / 8,235,849 Patents Pending). Available in 32-38t sizing No specialty tools needed! All install and adjustment operations possible with just a single 4mm HEX wrench. Alloy or Carbon backplate options ISCG, ISCG-05 only Compatible with 8-11 speed drivetrains. For single-ring drivetrains. Black only 129g (32-38t Alloy ISCG) You may just be the type of rider that should be using some sort of chain guide. Some people, especially those who are pushing hard and going fast over rough terrain, are just always going to need some sort of chain guide. - Mike Levy, Pinkbike 2015.