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Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

andymc06andymc06 Posts: 245
edited April 2012 in MTB buying advice
Anybody got one of these Bionicon V2 chain guides? If so, what do you reckon to them?

Cheers

Andy
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  • I've got one on order for the Edison. It'll be getting fitted when it comes back from the respray. Not sure how long the resin tunnel will last with the chain passing through it under tension, but they are apparently very cheap to replace, and only weigh 19g for the complete unit, so worth a bash over the stinger I was using previously.
  • andymc06andymc06 Posts: 245
    Likewise, I have one on its way. It was a bit of an impulse purchase hence asking if anyone had any experience of them. What little reviews there are online give good reports.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    I made my own out of a rear reflector mount: see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwze3onhApA

    Cable tied to the derailer cable and some heat shrinked plastic inserted for durability. Never dropped my chain since and cost me nothing!
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  • andymc06andymc06 Posts: 245
    Thanks for the link Nick

    It arrived today. I'll let you know how I get on with it at Gisburn next week.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    andymc06 How is the chain guide going I have been waitng for some feedback before trying one on my Canyon
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  • Can't praise mine highly enough.

    Works flawlessly with a triple ring setup. Silent in use. Ideal.

    Fitted.....

    Reed016.jpg
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Cheers CWNT now just need to find somewhere selling them everywhere seems out of stock.
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  • andymc06andymc06 Posts: 245
    Sorry Stubs! :)

    I have found it to be flawless. Went round the Beast at C-Y-B no problems at all. Nice bit of kit if a little pricey for what you get (it's tiny and only weighs 20g!) Definitely recommended.
    If at first you don't succeed, spend some more money on kit!

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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Thanks guys I need something dropped my chain on my last 3 rides. Going to bend something soon if I am not careful.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Got an order in for a Red guide, not in stock at the moment but Roger at Bionicon hopes to have them in stock soon. He has some stock in Green, Blue and Pink if anyones interested. If the Red ones dont appear after a couple of weeks might change to any colour thats still in stock. Really looking forward to it dropped my chain again at weekend :x

    Going to try a ghetto version made from zip ties and a piece of plastic pipe, might look censored but hopefully stop the chain drop.
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    edited April 2012
    stubs wrote:
    Got an order in for a Red guide, not in stock at the moment but Roger at Bionicon hopes to have them in stock soon. He has some stock in Green, Blue and Pink if anyones interested. If the Red ones dont appear after a couple of weeks might change to any colour thats still in stock. Really looking forward to it dropped my chain again at weekend :x

    Going to try a ghetto version made from zip ties and a piece of plastic pipe, might look censored but hopefully stop the chain drop.
    I made my own out of a rear reflector mount: see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwze3onhApA

    Cable tied to the derailer cable and some heat shrinked plastic inserted for durability. Never dropped my chain since and cost me nothing!
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    double post
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    bennet_346 I have seen your vid just commented on it. However I am in a bit of a biketart mood at the mo want shiny red want want :lol:

    Be trying your version at weekend.
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    Cool. I tried a few things but the thing to be careful of is making sure the chain doesn't drag on the device, so you need an elongated mount to cable tie onto the cable. Other than that just get creative and you'll end up with something vaguely useable ;)
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    Reckon it'd help stop / aid against chain suck too as well as dropped chains? Or is it one and the same?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,370
    May give this a try on the Anthem - only seems to be available from bike-mailorder.de in Europe. Does anywhere else do them?
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  • delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
    i been thinking of one of these seem though i could not get the blackspire one to fit my hardtail with noir crank..

    is there a uk shop that stocks these????
  • Just send an email off to Bionicon UK, they'll sort you out.

    roger.seal at bionicon.com
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