E13 have just today announced this little beauty, the SS+ guide, its supposed to be a little brother to the SRS+ that Sam Hill (among a slew of others) piloted to a World Cup over all victory. Its designed as a price point entry level chain guide but at 258g its lighter than most high end offerings from other companies. Availability in NZ wont be until the new year but it will be sub $200, Full press release below.
In a tireless effort to perfect chain retention systems across the board e*thirteen components has once again raised the standard by which all other chainguides are judged. As the industry leader in chain retention, e*thirteen realizes the importance of making advanced technologies more accessible to budget conscious riders and racers. We believe that a recessed world economy should not be a barrier to enjoying the sports of downhill riding and racing (or even freechucking), and we're proving it!
e*thirteens new SS+ guide is the second generation of the already popular SS backplate design. Following in the footprints of its big brother, the SS+ leverages the strength and reliability that helped the SRS+ win the 2009 UCI DH World Cup overall into a cost effective package that beginning riders will appreciate.
This groundbreaking design was shaped by hundreds of hours of engineering and analysis. Once again, e*thirteen has pushed the limits of new technologies, and through advancing stamped steel manufacturing produced the most technologically advanced pricepoint chain retention system ever conceived.
After having been tested on our own bikes and the World Cup circuit for over a year the SS+ has proven to be just as strong and reliable as the SRS+ retention system, and at a meager 258 grams the SS+ is by far the lightest full-bashguard retention system at its price point. The SS+s weight is less than almost all of our competitions top end aluminum chainguides!
Affordable, reliable, lightweight chain retention has been born. The old adage Cheap, light and strong you can only pick two has just been deleted.
SS+ Chain Retention System
Uses World Cup winning SRS+ guide design Fixed position wear-plates for simple, no-hassle setup
Includes impact-flexure design Turbocharger Bashguard patents pending
32-36T chainring capacity
High tensile chrome-moly steel backplate, anti-corrosion nickel-chrome plated New Tech 3 Stealth Idler
258 grams light! Super strong and super light!! And crazy awesome!!!
For more on e13 check out there website here.