e*thirteen’s Recession Friendly Chain Guide


Due to the popularity of the SS+, e*thirteen decided to continue designing budget oriented, but still race-worthy chain guides. e*thirteen created the new LS1+ chain guide by combining heavy trickle-down design with smart materials and engineering. This design was shaped by hundreds of hours of engineering and analysis. To help keep price down, e*thirteen used a durable stamped steel back plate.

After over a year's worth of testing off and on the World Cup circuit, the LS1+ has proved to be just as strong and reliable as the LG1+ retention system, and at 245 grams, it is lighter than most other high-end aluminum chainguides on the market at almost half the price.

Notable features of the LS1+ are:

  • Uses World Cup winning LG1+ guide design
  • Adjustable wearplates allow for 32–40T chainring capacity
  • Wearplates have chainring size indicators for simple position adjustment
  • Easily change chains and chainrings w/o removing wearplates
  • Optional impact-flexure design Direct Mount Bashguard
  • Direct Mount Bashguard is available in 36T or 40T maximum chainring capacity
  • Captive hardware
  • High tensile chrome-moly steel backplate
  • Anti-corrosion nickel-chrome plated
  • New Tech 3 Stealth Idler
  • 245 grams
  • The full LS1+ chain guide system retails for $90, or $60 for the bare bones system.