Chainguides: Not just for downhill anymore – the MRP 1.X


GRAND JUNCTION, July 28, 2009: The top of an XC race podium is not where you would usually expect to see a chainguide equipped mountain bike. But that’s exactly where Adam Craig has been ending up aboard his new MRP 1.X chainguide equipped Giant.

Three weeks ago he won all three titles at the Downieville All Mountain World Championships: Cross Country, Downhill, and the overall Omnium, shattering the course records in the process. Two weeks ago he won the Short Track National Championship at Sol Vista Basin. What’s his secret? Besides being an all-around badass on a bike, Adam was running a 1×9 drivetrain with the new MRP 1.X guide handling the chain control duties.

Developed with input from some of the world’s most demanding riders including Adam Craig and Ross Schnell, the 1.X was designed to allow cross-country riders to take advantage of the huge weight savings (a full pound or more) and simplicity of a 1×9 drivetrain without having to worry about their chain falling off.

Adam had this to say about the 1.X: “I’m committed to running the 1.X whilst Mountain Biking because it does exactly what I expect of the rest of my bike: Works without knowing it’s there. Quiet, simple chain retention and less moving parts to think about. Welcome to the 21st century.”

Stop by and see the 1.X in person at MRP’s booth at Crankworx Colorado from July 30th to August 2nd 2009.

MRP is a small company based in Grand Junction, Colorado. With countless World Cup and World Championship victories, MRP has been the choice of champions since 1996. MRP’s patented technologies put them at the top as the leader in smooth, silent, reliable chain retention.

For more information about MRP and the 1.X, visit their website at

source: Ryan Cranston MRP Product Manager

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