MRP launches patented XCG Series of impact guards for cross-country bikes



Building on their integrated guard patent*, MRP will begin shipping a new, innovative series of components designed to protect chainrings and cranks from damage due to the occasional rock or log encounter. The XCG guards consist of a replaceable polycarbonate Skid direct-mounted to a 4mm thick alloy back plate.

“Lots of cross country riders don’t want to give up their big ring in exchange for a crank-mounted bash guard, nor do they want to add a large, heavy bash ring on top of an outer chainring. With an XCG, you can keep the big chainring on and not worry about damaging it on obstacles. The XCG is light weight, and costs a lot less than replacing a high quality 44T ring, so it’s a great accessory for the fast and technically aggressive XC rider or for any rider looking to protect their investment”, says Paul Aieta, VP of Sales and Marketing for MRP.


The XCG Triple and XCG Single install easily on any XC frame and add no rotational weight to the drivetrain. OEM deliveries of the XCG Series begin in April, with aftermarket introduction soon following.

XCG Triple
· Protects triple crank outer rings up to 44T
· Raised upper profile catches chain from inboard drops
· Bottom-bracket mount or ISCG
· Weight: 100g
· MSRP $49.95

XCG Single
· Protects chain rings up to 36T
· Great for single-speed setups
· Bottom-bracket mount or ISCG
· Weight: 90g
· MSRP $44.95


*US Patent #7066856

MRP is a small, rider-owned 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 chain guides and patented integrated bash guard technologies put them at the top as the leader in smooth, silent, reliable chain retention and drivetrain protection.

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source: Paul Aieta, MRP

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