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mrp or e13??

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by fiddy_ryder, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. fiddy_ryder

    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    need a guide. started dropping the chain last week. either gonna be a e13 sts, or mrp mini me.. i like the e 13 because of the indestructable plastic bash. i like hte mrp becuase of its simplicity...

    so whats the vote..
     
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  2. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    For the most part everyone is going to say E.13, but I like my MRP.
     
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  3. Jayridesacove

    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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    I was using mrp for 3 years till I switched to e13 in 2004.
     
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  4. fiddy_ryder

    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    any particular reason for the switch? im guessing you prefer the e13..
     
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  5. Jayridesacove

    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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    Just wanted to try something new. Also, my mrp bashguard ended up getting too beatup and bent. At a race in Snowshoe in 2003, the boomerang and bashguard took a large hit and I ended up retiring the guide after that race because the metal was all mangled up.
     
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  6. livetheride514

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    e13...there is no other option. haha.
     
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    Everyone will say E13. If you're posting this in the freeride forum then I guess you're freeriding and you should probably get an E13 if you plan on smashing your guide. Also, the E13 is a very simple guide, just a boomerang with a roller and a bashguard. I've seen many bent MRPs though, and a lot with dropped chains. They don't look totally durable.

    If you want to race, or want a lighter guide there are also Gamut chainguides which are similar in design to the E13 (boomerang/bash combo) but considerably lighter. They make 2 guides, one with an aluminum bash and one with a plastic one like the E13. I ran the plastic bashguard at Whistler for 4 days and had no issues.
     
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    e13 they have strong bash guards
     
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  9. BigMike

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    the MRP uses very thin metal, and bends very easily. They are not ment for hardcore abuse. The don't come with bash guards, but there is the option to buy one. E.13 are ment for abuse, and come with the big lexan bashguard. If you ever case somthing with an MRP, you will probably break somthing. As stated earlier, the MRP is lighter, but for FR, I would probably go with the e.13. I have both, and know from experiance about the smashing of the MRP :(

    and.... E.13 Support is AMAZING! (there are actually some members of this board that are e.13 techs)
     
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    Here's a vote for the MRP System 3
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Proof of E.13's kick ass tech support taken from another thread:

     
  13. fiddy_ryder

    fiddy_ryder Turbo Monkey

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    i saw that.. then i shot of an email to ask about fitment to my ironhorse. they emailed back within 20 mins...
     
  14. dirtyamerican

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    e.13 is easy to set up if you read the directions. It does take some time to get dialed exactly right. I don't think I'd try anything else than the STS.