Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

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Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby andymc06 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 08:31 am

Anybody got one of these Bionicon V2 chain guides? If so, what do you reckon to them?

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Mar 04, 2012 13:46 pm

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.

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby andymc06 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 14:01 pm

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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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 15:29 pm

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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Postby nicklouse » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:42 am

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby andymc06 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 18:41 pm

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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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby stubs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:49 pm

andymc06 How is the chain guide going I have been waitng for some feedback before trying one on my Canyon
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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Apr 01, 2012 15:49 pm

Can't praise mine highly enough.

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

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Postby stubs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 16:15 pm

Cheers CWNT now just need to find somewhere selling them everywhere seems out of stock.
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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby andymc06 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 17:35 pm

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.
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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby stubs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 18:41 pm

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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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby stubs » Wed Apr 04, 2012 21:06 pm

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 crap but hopefully stop the chain drop.
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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 21:11 pm

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 crap but hopefully stop the chain drop.

bennett_346 wrote: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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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 21:13 pm

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby stubs » Wed Apr 04, 2012 21:17 pm

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.
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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 21:20 pm

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 ;)

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby DodgeT » Wed Apr 18, 2012 21:51 pm

Reckon it'd help stop / aid against chain suck too as well as dropped chains? Or is it one and the same?

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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby Stevo 666 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 22:08 pm

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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Re: Bionicon V2 chain guide - Any good?

Postby delcol » Wed Apr 18, 2012 23:41 pm

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????


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