GRAND JUNCTION – April 16, 2009
In the quest for lighter, stronger components, MRP will show a carbon fiber version of their successful G2 chainguide. The new guide weighs in at only 197 grams for the 36-40T size thanks to the carbon boomerang and weight-optimized skid. It also features increased compatibility and adjustability with a new upper arm design. The 32-36T version is expected to weigh in at a svelte 170 grams. The adjustable upper arm is fixed by the upper ISCG bolt, so there is no compromise in added weight to gain the adjustment. The carbon guides still feature MRP’s patented integrated bash guard technology so you can be sure that your drive train will be protected.
“By allowing independent adjustment of the upper and lower guides, the Super-G lets the rider easily dial in the optimum position for each individual bike. This is extremely helpful on some bikes where you might have a pivot or dropped chainstay in the way.” said Ryan Cranston, MRP Product Manager.
Also being released at Sea Otter is the new 1.X (say “won bye”) guide from MRP. This guide has been developed and tested in partnership with Giant XC Pro Adam Craig. The 1.X weighs in at only 58 grams and is perfect for the gram counting cross country rider seeking reliable chain retention for their 1 x 9. There are two sizes available, 32-36T and 36-40T. The guide is bb-mount only for simplicity and light weight, and features a chainline adjustable upper guide to dial it in perfectly.
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, please visit their website at www.mrpbike.com
Mountain Racing Products
580 N. Westgate Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81505
source: Ryan Cranston