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Paul Components Chain Keeper

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Paul Components Chain Keeper

Ideal for cyclocross bikes and 1x9/10 drivetrains. Paul's Chain Keeper surrounds the chain where it engages with the chainring, preventing it from skipping off.

  • Accommodates a range of chain line measurements and chainring sizes
  • Not designed for downhill/freeride/big hit use
  • Claimed weight: 69g
  • Material: Aluminum

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Paul Components Chain Keeper
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (9)
    • 1x9 (3)
    • Single speed (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    High quality, but finicky setup.

    Lightweight and very well made, this chain keeper does what it's name implies. It keeps your chain on.

    I've never had an issue in multiple seasons of cyclocross (check...Read complete review

    Lightweight and very well made, this chain keeper does what it's name implies. It keeps your chain on.

    I've never had an issue in multiple seasons of cyclocross (check out the pic -- works flawlessly in mud!).

    Setup can be tricky and may require multiple attempts to prevent chain rub in the big / small cogs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but watch your chain width

    I trust Paul Components, so when I needed a chain guide, I had no qualms about checking out the Paul Chain Keeper. Quality component and good price. However, the chain guide is...Read complete review

    I trust Paul Components, so when I needed a chain guide, I had no qualms about checking out the Paul Chain Keeper. Quality component and good price. However, the chain guide is best for narrow chains. The product description clearly states as much, but I thought my chain would be fine. It was not. Still a quality component, just wasn't the right fit for me. Considering the prices of other options out there, I wouldn't hesitate to check it out if you have a narrow chain.

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    4.0

    Setup is trick, but works well

    By AmKab

    from Westminster CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade

    Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

    I use this on my steel CX bike to keep the 1x setup working well. It does what it says and keeps the chain where it needs to be.

    As other commenters have said, the setup is tricky. There are two bolts and tightening them anchors the unit to your seat tube AND secures the position of the guide at the same time. This means that you can carefully align the guide only to pull it out of whack when you snug it up. If there was a separate bolt to secure the guide adjustment, it would be a breeze, but not so.

    This is really a pain if you swap chainrings from time to time. If you don't tinker with your gearing, then setting it up once isn't too bad.

    Side note...my frame has a boss for a deraileur cable pulley that prevents mounting this at the height it needs to be for a 44t ring (my usual setup). I had to grind the mounting hardware quite a bit for it to work. Not ideal for my frame.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Simple, elegant, works great

    By kula rider

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

      Like all of PAUL products, simple, beautifully built, and works great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      expensive and low-tech

      By Mike

      from Oro Valley, AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

        This thing can be made out of plastic for 1/10 of the price.

         
        5.0

        Sweet product

        By Raven 859

        from Germany

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

          Mounted to a 1x9 set up on my classic Kona Hei Hei, small and light. Love Paul's stuff...always works great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect for my Catrike

          By Anorak

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

              My Catrike would regularly have it's very long chain bounced off the single chainring. The "Chain Keeper" has elegantly fixed the problem. Not cheap, but well made. I'd buy it again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Cool product, don't need it

              By Parts sampler

              from Manteca CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

                This product is well made, only works with narrow 8, 9, 10 speed chains, and I don't need it. I run a 1x10 setup on a hard tail and thought this would be needed. My Wolf Tooth Components chain ring combined with my XT clutch derailleur handles the job of keeping the chain put without this piece of added kit. I am moving this to my cross bike because I don't have a clutch derailleur on that bike and this thing is insurance against dropped chains.
                Setup requires you to be precise and ensure you check the extremes of your driveline to set up the best compromise for your cassette.
                Compared to other components out there this is one of the better ones made for this job.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By ladalet

                from Spokane, WA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

                  The Pauls chain keeper is very easy to install, very effective at keeping the chain on with minimum weight penalty.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  works perfectly

                  By Wagao

                  from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

                  working perfectly on a 1x8 drivetrain. Chain is on place on any terrain

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect fit

                  By Frescova

                  from Northern virginia

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

                  I got this for a 1x9 build I did for my daughter. She's 8 and her bike is sweeter than mine. The chain keeper does exactly what is intended to so, it's easy to set up and looks great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  it has my name on it

                  By pauly

                  from canton ohio

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Racing

                    Comments about Paul Components Chain Keeper:

                    took a little adjusting put i wont have to worry about drop chains in the wood anymore

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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