e*thirteen LS1+ chain guide review

Punches above its price

BikeRadar score4/5

The e*thirteen definitely punches above its low(ish) price. The guide has a sturdy taco to keep the chainring well protected. It’s not completely silent but doesn’t make much noise, and there’s no feeling of drag while pedalling at all.

We like the hinged top guide too which made maintenance far easier. The steel backplate does make it quite heavy and it’s a little fiddly to fit due to the lack of captive nuts.

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!
  • Beer of Choice: Cider! West country, like.

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