K-Edge Chain Catcher - Braze-on - Road Bike Shop
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K-Edge Chain Catcher - Braze-on
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The violence of the spring classics' cobbles can make a chain do bad things mid-shift. It's for this very reason that pro team mechanics have long fashioned one-off metal widgets to keep chains from dropping between the inner chainring and the bottom bracket. Like 44t Record chainrings and custom-embroidered saddles, these anti-drop chain retention devices have long been exclusive to the pros. That is, until now. With the K-Edge Braze-on Chain Catcher you get the same safeguards: your chain will never shoot inward beyond the inner chainring, giving you the confidence to slam it into the small ring at will when you round a corner on an unknown race course and are faced with the fleeting terror that comes with the first sighting of an abrupt climb. The real benefits, aside from quick and worry-free shifts, are protection for your lovely carbon fiber race bike and your chain will be right where you want it to be when you aim to grind your rivals into the tarmac. The K-Edge Braze-on Chain Catcher is made specifically for braze-on front derailleur tabs. What this really means is that you need to use either a braze-on front derailleur, or a clamp-on front derailleur that does NOT have an integrated clamp (i. e. it's a braze-on front derailleur mated to an adapter clamp.) It's made from CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminum in Boise, ID. It weighs 10g and is available in six colors -- Black, Blue, Gunmetal, Gold, Red, and White. It comes with 2 mounting bolts -- 20mm for Shimano or Campagnolo, and a 25mm for SRAM. It's worth noting, too, that the instructions are phenomenal.