SRAM and MRP have worked together to create solutions for riders that run 2×10 systems and want a bashguard and/or some extra chain security.

What the companies came up with is the Truvativ X-Guide and the MRP 2x (pronounced: Two-By) chainguide systems. While they look more or less identical, these two guides do have a minor difference. The backplate on the Truvativ X-Guide is slightly thicker than MRP’s 2X, giving it the ideal thickness to line up with the cranks of SRAM’s 2×10 systems. The MRP 2x guide requires small spacers to line up properly with 2×10 cranks, but is also compatible with 3×9 (big ring removed) cranksets without the spacers (the Truvativ guide is not compatible with 3×9 cranks). Other than that, and the graphic scheme, however, the guides are more or less identical.

Truvativ X-Guide ISCG-05

MRP 2x BB-Mount

These guides, which were in development for over two years, are available in BB-Mount, ISCG or ISCG 05 mounting standards. The Skid Plate bashguard is replaceable (and removable) so the guide is maintainable. Both the companies’ guides are available in two colors: black or white.

The guides use a patent pending two-pulley system (one for each chainring) for precise chain management and quiet action.