The brainchild of World Cup mechanic and now Hive Brand OE & International Sales Ninja Jonas Mikolayunas, the XCX Chain Retention System has literally been years in the making. The XCX, has been used by friends and employees of e*thirteen since 2004 and now has been proven at the highest levels of competition right out of the gate. Having won the Men's Elite Silver medal in the 2009 UCI World Championship Cross Country race the XCX is the first chain retention system in the world to podium at a international World Cup XC event.
Primary Uses: XC Race, 1-by set-ups
Available in both high and low mount clamp backplates
Includes chainline alignment cams (set of 3)
Extremely light at 71-75 grams!
World Championship gold medal-proven top slider design
Easily change chains and chainrings without removing slider
Captive gold anodized alloy hardware
Gear range of 32T - 44T, small enough for the steep Mont Saint Anne climbs and big enough to win Glouchester, Massachusetts
7075 aluminium backplate
Weight: 71-75 Grams
Chainring size compatibility: 32T - 44T
Chainline adjustment: 50-53mm
Seat tube diameter: 28.6, 31.8, 34.9
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Sasquatch A bit finicky to set up, but well worth it
For lightweight chain security, this is brilliant. It does take a little time to set up properly to minimise/eliminate chain rubbing, but once you have taken that time, it is excellent. Does it's job well. I have managed to drop the chain a few times, and this has saved me a few times. A quick backpedal puts the chain back on and allows the ride to continue without stopping.
11 August 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous GEORGE!
To george - THIS IS NOT A FRONT DERAILLEUR, THIS IS FOR SINGLE CHAINRING SET UPS TO KEEP THE CHAIN ON THE CHAINRING!
26 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Surprisingly good
Seat tube mount is much easier to set up than the BB mount version, worth the extra $. Sure it is expensive but it is well made and looks awesome. After a bunch of really hard rides this is way better than I though it would be.
26 August 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Unbelievable
£80 for a front derailleur that doesn't work. More than double the price of the BB mount version. A joke.
02 February 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Insufficient chainline
Previously had a Pauls chainkeeper fitted to a Rockhopper 1x9 setup which was simply elegant. Having upgraded to a Carbon stumpjumper frame the Pauls would no longer fit as required a round downtube closer to the BB.
The E thirteen solved that issued by seating higher up the downtube (without having go to the BB mount versions) Unfortunately the lack of chainline adjustment in comparison to the Pauls makes it impossible to set up without chain drag in bottom 2 and top 2 gears.
Set up is an SLX crank, with a Middleburn 32 tooth non shifting ring, and sram 9 speed.
3 stars because the E-thirteen appears well made, and is light and well thought out (but not as bling as the Pauls).
Have since fitted the Pauls BB mounted guide and works a treat.
06 January 2011
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