3rd Eye Chain Watcher Chain Deflector
Features and Information
- Prevents granny gear from overshifting
- Fits 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" round or oval seat tubes
The shape of the guide is good. Turning it about the seat tube lets it reach to the middle chainring. The curved/tapered tip seems to work well to keep the chain in place without snagging. I have not had any problems when it's installed.
My complaints are that the hose clamp that holds it on is not retained inside the deflector. Installation requires holding the deflector in the right place & pushing the clamp into it while tightening. Also, the hose clamp will scratch your frame if you aren't careful (or even if you are), especially when trying to remove it.
Similar products that have a screw directly through the plastic are probably better, and I will try that style instead of buying this one again. If you have a problem with chainsuck, I highly recommend this TYPE of product because it's cheap, simple, effective, and light. However, I would not recommend this specific BRAND because of the problems with the hose clamp.
PROS: Cheap, Simple
CONS: Too Cheap
BEST USES: Cross Country, Casual Trails
PROS: Have To Have On Tandem, Really works well
CONS: Installing A Bit Tricky
BEST USES: All Mountain Bikes, Tandems For Sure
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