Blackspire Der Guide chainguide review£99.99

Well thought through guide

BikeRadar score3.5/5

This all-new guide from Blackspire has clearly been well thought through – all the hardware remains captive making set up far less fiddly. The slider guides allow for accurate tuning at both the top and bottom, and protection is taken care of by a taco. The Der Guide runs surprisingly quietly and after a good amount of riding we haven’t worn the slider.

This pre-production sample doesn’t look great but that will change for production. We think it would be a hardier design if the top of the backplate was fully enclosed above the top guide – bridging the top would put our minds at rest.

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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