Straitline Silent Guide chainguide review£114.99

Lives up to the Silent name

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The Straitline guide features sliders both top and bottom with no moving parts, so it should be reliable over time. The bashring is alloy and looks great, and the backplate fits easily without the need for odd spacing. It felt remarkably drag-free (until the sliders started to wear), and lived up to the Silent name too.

The Straitline is the only guide we've used recently that has dropped a chain over the testing period, and we managed to bend the bashring slightly too. That said, we previously ran one for a year with no problems. Although the guide started drag-free, we could feel a bit of drag as the sliders started to wear.

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Any type of razzing, anywhere, on any bike!
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