Chainguides and Crash Plates


Who needs a chain guide anymore? We don't want to deny that N/W chainrings are a great innovation, but they are also subject to wear and tear, and the guiding effect fades, and the chain can start dropping. Therefore you still see chain guides, not only on the bikes of the professionals. Our models are incredibly light and bring you the last bit of safety during the hard pedaling. Our Crash Plate also helps to prevent the abrupt end of a race or tour due to a defective chainring. Through constant optimization of this combination of chain guide and crash plate, we can achieve system weights of around 50 grams. Freesolo and Oval-Guide are available for various mounting standards and chainring sizes. For all those who like it colorful, our Crash Plate is available in 7 different colors, and thus nothing unnecessarily protrudes in 4 precisely adapted sizes.


2x M6x11 SS Hollow Bolts
Our new hollow bolts for the crash plate are created to protect your ISCG tabs from massive overloads. They are strong enough to hold most load cases but weak enough to shear of under extreme loads.FEATURES: Hollow design to protect your ISCG tabs Torx 25 just like all of our small bolts SPECS: Mount: ISCG 05 Material: Stainless Steel Color: Natural Sizes: M6x11 Torx25 Weight: 6 gram (2 bolts) INFO: Most of the frames nowadays are designed to take the loads introduced into the frame by a Tacco Bashguard, nevertheless, you should consider with your frame manufacturer whether your frame is approved for our Crashplate or not. INCLUDES: 2x M6x11 SS Hollow Bolts

€1.95*

CONNECTOR-V2
Connects the 77designz CRASH PLATE - ISCG 05 with:FREESOLO™ ISCG 05 - 38OVAL GUIDE™ ISCG 05 - 38And their respective predecessorsINCLUDES: 1x 2,5 mm Red Washer 2x M6x16 SS Bolt .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

€2.95*

CRASH PLATE™ - ISCG 03 – 32 T Black
The 77designz CRASH PLATE is mounted in no time and out of super strong 7075 T6 Aluminium. The minimal overlap of the taco offers best chainring protection without losing ground clearance, so there is no unnecessary rock or log contact like you would have with a big taco bashguard.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Single tool installation Designed for Oval and Round Chain Rings Incredible light and strong Protects your Chainring and Chain Maximum ground clearance SPECS: Mount: ISCG 03 Round chain ring: 26-32TOval chainring: 26-30TPerfect for: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Material: AL 7075 T6 Anodized Hardware: Stainless Steel Screws Colors: Black Sizes: 32TWeight: 34 gram INCLUDES: 2x M6x10 SS Srews

€34.95*

CRASH PLATE™- ISCG 05 – V2
The V2 of our legendary 77designz CRASH PLATE is milled from extremely tough 7075 T6 aluminum. It protects your chainring (round or oval) from impact damage. Currently, there is only one size, but we are working on three more sizes and seven colors. Compared to the V1, we have optimized the contact orientation; the new slotted hole means the Taco now also fits Santa Cruz carbon frames. Disassembling the crank is unnecessary to install the Crash Plate, which means assembly is effortless and quick. The minimal overlap of the Taco Bashguard offers the best protection for your chainring while maintaining maximal ground clearance. The Crash Plate can be combined with our ISCG 05 chain guides - all you need is the connector.  FEATURES: Super light - Our Crash Plate uses a thin aluminum plate, which is very light but still stronger and more durable than most bulky alternatives. 2 hole mounting - This allows easy installation of the Crash Plate without removing the crank. The Crash Plate now fits all Santa Cruz Carbon frames thanks to a small slotted hole. Hollow screws with T25 - The hollow and stainless screws are lightweight and protect the ISCG mount of the frame from overload. Precise fit - we offer our Crash Plate in 4 different sizes. Due to the minimal overlap of the Crash Plate, you can maintain valuable ground clearance. Optimized rotation of the contact area - the alignment of the contact zone on the V2 has been improved to protect expensive chainrings and chains during casual rides and races. Eco-friendly packaging - Our parts are packed in small paper bags without any plastic 5 Year Warranty - We are completely convinced of the quality of our parts, which is why we offer a 5 year warranty on all material and manufacturing defects from the date of purchase Made in Germany - We manufacture our chain guides in Germany, which reduces CO2 emissions from transport and supports our local economy. SPECS: Mount: ISCG 05 (Now fits the Santa Cruz Carbon Frames) Round chainring: 30-36T (Choose the same size or bigger: 32T Round Ring = 32T CRASH PLATE) Oval chainring: 28-34T (Choose +2 teeth or bigger: 32T Oval Ring = 34T CRASH PLATE) Made for: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Material: AL 7075 T6 Anodized Hardware: Torx 25 Stainless Steel hollow bolts Colors: BlackSizes: 32T | 34TDiameter: 30T > 133mm | 32T > 141mm | 34T > 149mm | 36T > 157mm Weight: 30T > 25g | 32T > 27g | 34T > 29g | 36T > 31g INFO: The Crash Plate does not fit onto all Santa Cruz Carbon Frames as their ISCG 05 has too large tolerances. It is best to measure before ordering, the center to center distance should be 55.9 +/- 2 mm.The bashguard is 5 mm thick, and the screws are flush. The screws we use are hollow drilled, so they can shear off in case of an overload. These bolts prevent damage to the frame. Order your spare bolts here: M6x11 SS Hollow BoltsMost of the bike frames nowadays are designed to carry the load introduced by a Taco Bashguard or Crash Plate; regardless, you should still consult your frame manufacturer about whether your frame is approved for our crash plate. INCLUDES: 2x M6x11 SS Hollow Bolts1x 77designz Sticker

€34.95*

FREESOLO™ V2-05+BSA
The Freesolo V2 chain guide with its wide range of applications from CC, to Enduro and DH is a true all-rounder and still the lightest and fully adjustable chain guide on the market. Like our Crash-Plate, the Chain Guide can be installed without dismounting the crank and you only need a Torx 25 and something to measure. The CNC milled scale makes it easy to adjust to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines is a breeze by means of a table and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail, or pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Titanium Torx 25 hardware Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release SPECS:    Mount: ISCG 05+BSA (44-44.6 mm diameter / SRAM DUB BSA / Hollowtech II)Not compatible with e13 or Race Face Cinch BSA30 Bottom Brackets (Diameter is too big). But you can trim the support legs with the file, of course without loss of guarantee.Capacity: 26-36T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 SS Hollow BoltsColor: Black Weight: 16 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: ChainguideChainline Spacer Set 1x Torx 25 SS Hollow BoltsInformation: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk direct mount oval rings 30T / 28T / 26T due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have an clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!! What means +BSA? +BSA means that the backplate of the Chainguide spots it self on the BSA BB shell.

€49.95*

FREESOLO™ V2-S3/ET
The Freesolo V2 chain guide with its wide range of applications from CC, to Enduro and DH is a true all-rounder and still the lightest and fully adjustable chain guide on the market. Like our Crash-Plate, the Chain Guide can be installed without dismounting the crank and you only need a Torx 25 and something to measure. The CNC milled scale makes it easy to adjust to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines is a breeze by means of a table and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail, or pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Titanium Torx 25 hardware Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release SPECS: Mount: SRAM S3 and Shimano E-type and E2  !! The mounting points must be attached to the main frame not to the swing arm!! If its swinging use the oval guide.Capacity: 26-36T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Titanium Screws Color: Black Weight: 16 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: Chainline Spacer Set 1x M5x10 Torx 25 Ti Bolt Information: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk direct mount rings 30T / 28T / 26T due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have an clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

FREESOLO™-BB-38
The Freesolo V2 chain guide with its wide range of applications from CC, to Enduro and DH, is a true all-rounder and still the lightest and fully adjustable chain guide on the market. This version can also be mounted on bikes without chain guide mounting options by using the bottom bracket clamp. The CNC milled scale makes it easy to adjust the chainring size, and the adjustment of the chain lines is done with a table and spacers. The "Front Flip Technology" allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of an incident on the trail, or to pull off the crank from the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide. The versions marked with the 38 have a chainring adjustment range of 28-38 teeth.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: BSA BB (Threaded Bottom Bracket)Capacity: 28-38T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 19,7 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: Chainline Spacer Set77designz Sticker Information: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

FREESOLO™-ISCG05-38
The Freesolo V2 chain guide with its wide range of applications from Cross Country to Enduro and DH is a real all-rounder and still the lightest and fully adjustable chain device on the market. As with our Crash-Plate, the chain guide can be installed without dismounting the crank and all you need is a Torx 25 and something to measure. The CNC milled scale makes it easy to adjust the chainring size, and the adjustment of the chain lines is done with a table and spacers. The "Front Flip Technology" allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of an incident on the trail, or to pull off the crank from the bottom bracket during a service without having to disassemble the chain guide. The versions marked with the 38 have a chainring adjustment range of 26-38 teeth.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: ISCG 05 Capacity: 28-38T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 22 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: Chainline Spacer Set 2x M6x11 Hollow Bolts 77designz Sticker Information: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

OVAL GUIDE™ - BB-38
The Oval Guide is the lightest fully adjustable chain guide for oval chainrings on the market. This version can also be mounted on bikes without the possibility to mount chain guides by using the bottom bracket clamp. The chain is held securely in any position on the oval chainring. The CNC milled scale facilitates the adjustment to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines becomes child's play by using a chart and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail but also lets you pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide. The versions marked with the 38 have a chainring adjustment range of 26-38 teeth covers.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: BSA BB (Threaded Bottom Bracket) Capacity: 28-36 Oval or 26-38T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 20,4 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: Chainline Spacer Set77designz Sticker Information: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

OVAL GUIDE™-ISCG05-38
Since oval chainrings are very trendy for many of you, we offer our Oval Guide the lightest fully adjustable chain guide on the market. The assembly is done in no time and without disassembling the crank. The chain is held securely in any position on the oval chainring. The CNC milled scale makes it easy to adjust to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines is a breeze with the help of a table and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail, or pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide. The versions marked with the 38 have a chainring adjustment range of 26-38 teeth covers.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: ISCG 05Capacity: 28-36 Oval or 26-38T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 23,1 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: Chainline Spacer Set 2x M6x11 Hollow Bolts 77designz Sticker Information: !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

OVAL GUIDE™-ISCG05+BSA
The Oval Guide is the lightest fully adjustable chain guide for oval chainrings on the market. This version can be mounted on bikes with ISCG 05 tabs and a threaded BSA Bottom Bracket. The chain is held securely in any position on the oval chainring. The CNC milled scale facilitates the adjustment to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines becomes child's play by using a chart and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail but also lets you pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide.FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: ISCG 05+BSA (44-44.6 mm diameter / SRAM DUB BSA / Hollowtech II). Not compatible with e13 or Race Face Cinch BSA30 Bottom Brackets (Diameter is too big), you can shorten the supports with the file, of course without guarantee loss.Capacity: 28-34 Oval or 26-36T Round Chainline: 48-53 mm (Boost Ready) Compatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 17 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: ChainguideChainline Spacer Set 1x Torx 25 SS Hollow Bolts77designz Sticker !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

OVAL GUIDE™-S3/ET
The Oval Guide is the lightest fully adjustable chain guide for oval chainrings on the market. This version can also be mounted on bikes without the possibility to mount chain guides by using the bottom bracket clamp. The chain is held securely in any position on the oval chainring. The CNC milled scale facilitates the adjustment to the chainring size and the adjustment of the chain lines becomes child's play by using a chart and spacers. The front flip technology allows you to remove the chain without tools in case of a breakdown on the trail but also lets you pull the crank out of the bottom bracket during service without having to disassemble the chain guide. FEATURES: Install without crank removal Torx 25 only single tool installation Boost compatible Incredible Light Front Flip Technologie for tool free service Open cage for better mud release Made in Germany SPECS: Mount: S3 / E-Type / E2Capacity: 28-34 Oval or 26-36T Round Kettenlinie: 48-53 mm Kettenlinie BOOST: 51-55 mmCompatibility: 1x10, 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrain Backplate: AL 7075 T6 Black Anodized Slider: PA66 GF 10 (Front Flip Technology) Hardware: Torx 25 Hollow Bolts Weight: 17 gram (incl. mounting hardware) INCLUDES: ChainguideChainline Spacer Set 2x M5x10 Ti bolts77designz Sticker !!! Not compatible with Bionicon and Garbaruk non boost chain rings (30T / 28T / 26T) due to smaller Chain Line !!! !!! The FREESOLO works only with 1*10 drives if you have a clutch rear derailleur and an narrow / wide chain ring !!!

€49.95*

Reviews


If you're still not convinced, why don't you read some reviews?

PINK BIKE

If you're a fast rider, competing and frequenting rough terrain or someone who regularly finds their drivetrain clogged with crap, a chain guide to accompany your narrow-wide chainring is a wise move for that extra peace-of-mind. And at just over 20 grams and just over 60 bucks, Absolute Black's Oval Guide isn't going to upset the scales any more than your bank balance. 

DIRT

77 DESIGNZ FREESOLO – THE WORLD’S LIGHTEST CHAINGUIDE?  Those of you with a good memory might remember the name 77 Designz. A few years back we saw them produce a beautiful, and extremely light direct mount stem, but then things went a bit quiet on the 77 Designz front. After a brief hiatus though the German company is back, and this time they’ve got a brand new...

DIA

The OVAL GUIDE from 77designz is the very first oval chainring-specific chain guide, solving the issue of keeping your chain secure. It’s well-made, simple to mount, good value and performs reliably, and therefore went down a hit with the entire DI.A test team jury. The ‘front flip’ function – nope, nothing to do with acrobatics – was a standout feature, allowing you to mount and ...

Installation Videos


In our installation videos, you can see for yourself how easy it is to install our chain guides.

Installation: Oval Guide

Installation: Freesolo

Installation ISCG 05 with Crash Plate

To mount our ISCG 05 models with the Crash Plate you need the connector. 

absoluteBlack and 77designz

The unique cooperation of absoluteBLACK (oval chainring expert) and 77designz (smart, ultralight chain guides manufacturer), resulted with an entirely new product that is incredibly light, mounts in no time, secures the oval chainring at any position of the pedal and can be opened by hand if there is a need of chain removal.