Carbocage

Carbocage was founded in 2007 in Winnenden in Germany by Sigi Strohn. Sigi, being an avid 4X rider himself,  had taken a closer look at his 4X bike in order to optimize it and found that many of the available chain guides were simply too heavy for what they need to be doing, being primarily designed for DH use. He turned to a CNC machine and made his own out of the best materials he could get his hands on – 2mm thick carbon plate. He found the material to be astonishingly suitable for a chain guide for 4X use as it is not only superlight, but also possesses ideal resistance to moderate impacts. The advantage is also, that the carbon will always flex back into its original position after impacts instead of bending like an alloy guide would. Also, with the spacers used, incrementless adjustability means you can get the chain completely rub-free.   

The Carbocage chainguide was born! The chainguide, which was then to became the chainguide of choice by European 4X Champion 2010 Joost Wichman! With Roger Rinderknecht, Johannes Fischbach, David Graf and Guido Tschugg the Carbocage 4X chainguide is used by further top ten World Cup riders. They, just like the majority of the German 4X elite riders, rely on the perfect function of the lightest chain guide on the market.

 

Since the introduction of the Carbocage 4X in 2006, a Carbocage FR and Carbocage Mini have been introduced as well as the Taco. The FR is suitable for long travel bikes and the Mini suitable for small chainrings such as are often used on 29ers. The Taco is an add on for the FR or Mini making them suitable for DH riding by adding a ISCG mounted bash plate.
 

Other well engineered light weight yet durable and race proven products such as the Carbocage chain rings, seatpost clamp and headset cap are now expanding the range of products!

Carbocage XC Guide *New*
 

The Carbocage XC guide is a bottom bracket mounted top guide only. Suitable for 1x drivetrains with a new generation clutch type derailleur or for a XX1 drivetrain.

 

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts are made of 7075 anodised alloy

- the cage design allows for the extremely low weight yet retaining optimal stiffness properties

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain line by use of rubber spacers

- all attachment screws and spacers included

- suitable for hardtails and full suspension bikes with up to 100mm travel

- made in Germany

 

Specs:

- chainring size: 32-35, 35-38, 37-40, or adjustable 32-40. Please specify when ordering.

- attachment: BB only (not for press fit. A seat tube mounted prototype guide is currently being tested)

- chainline: 48 to 58 mm

- colours: black

- weight: 35g

 

 

Carbocage 4X Guide

The chain guide of the European 4X Champion 2010, congratulations Joost Wichman!  
 

With Roger Rinderknecht, Johannes Fischbach, David Graf and Guido Tschugg the Carbocage 4X chain guide is used by further top ten World Cup riders. They, just like the majority of the German 4X elite riders, rely on the perfect function of the lightest chain guide on the market. For 2011, Carbocage has made some changes to the screw connection system used, again further reducing the total weight and simplifying the assembly process. The only required tool is now a 4 mm allen key. The Carbocage 4X is the ultimate fourcross chain guide, superlight and completly silent. Ideal for hardtails or full suspension bikes up to 100mm of travel. Carbon composites are a far superior material for chain guides than aluminium or steel. The weight is the obvious advantage, but also the resistance to moderate impacts is ideal. Once set up, it is completely maintenance free. Annoying re-adjusting is not required as the carbon parts will bend on impact and then flex back into their original position. Light weight chain guides made of aluminium or steel bend very easily and in such cases often have to be readjusted

 

Features:

 

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts made of 7075 anodised alloy

- the cage design allows for the extremly low weight yet retaining optional stiffness charateristics

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain line by use of rubber spacers

- all attachment screws and spacers included

- Made in Germany

 

 

Specs:

- chainring size: 35-38 tooth

- attachment: a choice of ISCG, ISCG05, for frames without ISCG tabs, adapters are avaiable

- chainline 48-58 mm

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- weight: 85 g

Carbocage FR Guide

 

The Carbocage FR is the big brother of the Carbocage 4X, designed for full suspension bikes up to 250 mm of travel. The ten-month test phase was successfully completed with all test riders reporting they are impressed by the perfect function of the Carbocage FR. The main difference to the Carbocage 4X is the geometry in the upper area, providing sufficient space for the chain when the rear end moves through its travel. The screw connection system has also been revised, again further reducing the total weight and simplifying the assembly process. The only required tool is now a 4 mm allen key.

 

The ultimate chain guide for the weight and style oriented freeride bike.

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts are made of 7075 anodised alloy

- the cage design allows for the extremly low weight yet retaining optimal stiffness properties

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain line by us of rubber spacers

- all attachment screws and spacers included

- Made in Germany

 

Specs:

- chaingring size: 35-38 tooth

- attachment: a choice of ISCG or ISCG05, for frames without ISCG tabs, adapters are avaiable

-chain line 48 to 58 mm

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, organe

- weight: 88 g

Carbocage Mini Guide

The small version of the Carbocage chain guide, designed for 32-35 tooth chain rings. The mini designed for all kind of frames, both for hardtail or frames with long travel.

 

Features:

- CNC manchined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts are made of 7075 anodised alloy

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain liny by use of rubber spacers

- all attachment screws and spacers included

- Made in Germany

 

Specs:

- Chainring size: 32-35 tooth

- attachment: a choice of ISCG or ISCG05, for frames without ISCG tabs, adapters are avaiable

- chainline: 48 to 58 mm

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- weight: 80 g

 

 

 

 

Carbocage DH Guide

The DH version of the Carbocage chain guide, for 35-38t chain rings and with a durable bash guard. The Carbocage DH is designed for frames of medium to long travel.

 

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts are made of 7075 anodised alloy

- the cage design allows for the extremely low weight yet retaining optimal stiffness properties

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain line by use of rubber spacers

- all attachment screws and spacers included

- Taco bash plate included

- Made in Germany

 

 

Specs:

- chainring size: 38-38 tooth

- attachment: a choice of ISCG or ISCG05, for frames without ISCG tabs, adapters are available

- chainline: 48 to 58 mm

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- weight: 148 g

Carbocage DH mini Guide

 

As the above DH guide the DH mini comes with the TACO bash, but is compatible with 32-35t chain rings.The Carbocage DH mini is designed for frames of medium to long travel.

 

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate

- aluminium parts are made of 7075 anodised alloy

- the cage design allows for the extremely low weight yet retaining optimal stiffness properties

- simple, quick and precise fine adjustment to comply with the chain line by use of rubber spacers

-  all attachment screws and spacers included

- Taco bash plate included

- Made in Germany

 

Specs:

- chainring size: 32-35 tooth

- attachment: a choice of ISCG or ISCG05, for frames without ISCG tabs, adapters are available

- chainline: 48 to 58 mm

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- weight: 140g

Carbocage TACO

 

The Taco is a the bash plate which can be retro fitted to tha Carbocage FR or Mini. It can also be combined with other chainguides or muliti ring crank setups as well as the brand new XX1. Made of 5mm thick carbon plate and lined with an alloy contact edge the Taco will take the largest of hits with ease.

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate
- anodised alloy contact edge
- all required bolts included

- Made in Germany

 

Specs:

- colour: Carbon
- capacity: up to 38t
- compatability: ISCG or ISCG05

- weight: 60g

Carbocage Chain ring Set

 

Exactly round chain rings (inner contour) are not optimized from a stress analysis point of view. This is why the Carbocage chain rings have the material in the areas of low stress removed and added in the areas of high stress. The highest stress occurs in the starting gate or when accelerating after a tight corner. The chain ring quarter facing the cranks experiences the least stress. This is why the Carbocage chain rings have the least material used in these quarters, whereas more material is used in the quarters normal to the crank which experience the highest chain torque when the cranks are pushed down. In addition, each quarter is formed asymmetrically in order to assure an even stress distribution. This ensure, the Carbocage is the strongest chain ring in its weight category and hence ideal for sporting categories such as 4X, downhill and BMX, in which quick acceleration is crucial.

 

Features:

-CNC machined from 7075 T6 alloy-two tone anodizing-FEM stress optimized profile-includes 4 anodized short (5 mm) chain ring bolts

 

Specs:

- sizes: 32T, 34T, 36T, 38T, 40T

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- weight: 32T 33g, 34T 41g, 36T 46g, 38T 54g, 40T 62g

 

Carbocage Seatpost Clamps

 

Super light carbon composite seatpost clamps.

Features:

- made from carbon composite

- black anodized Al 7075 inserts

- titanium bolt

 

Specs:

- weight: 9.8 g

 

 

Carbocage Chain Ring Bolts

 

Set of machined 7075 alloy chain ring bolts in all Carbocage colours.

Features:

- CNC machines of 7075 T6 alloy                     
- anodised with lasered logo       

 

Specs:

- lengths: 5 mm and 8 mm
- colours: black, red, gold, blue, green, purple, orange
- weight: 8 g (5 mm) und 10 g (8 mm) for
set of 5 piece

 

Carbocage Derailleuer Pulleys

 

Machined from 7075 alloy and using sealed bearings for precise shifting. Compared to regular Shimano or SRAM derailleur pulleys, close to half the weight is saved. Additionally to the sealed cartridge bearings, the alloy caps have integrated O-ring seals. Available in 10 or 11t configuration and in eight colours. Large holes means easy to clean. Shallow depth of teeth allows quite chain exit on extreme chainline angles.
 

Features:

- made from CNC 7075 T6 Alloy

- colour anodized and with extremely complex laser logo

- additional O-ring seals
- open design that is easy to keep clean and doesn't clog up with dirt straight away like in many generic derailleur pullies
- FEM optimised design
- Alloy spacers for SRAM applications included

- Made in Germany

Specs:

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- 10 / 11 t

- weight:  8.6 g

 

 
 

Carbocage BB Adapters

Super light weight adapter for using chain guides designed for ISCG or ISCG05 tabs on frames without ISCG tabs.

 

Features:

- CNC machined from carbon composite plate and with Al7075 inserts

- made in Germany

 

 

Specs:

- colour: black

- weight: ISCG 9 g, ISCG05 10 g

 

 

Carbocage Aheadset Caps

 

Features:

- made from carbon composite

- with anodized AL 7075 Bolt

- includes Star Nut

- Made in Germany

Specs:

- colours: black, red, gold, silver, blue, green, purple, orange

- diameter: 1 1/8"

- weight:  5 g (without star nut)

 

CARBOCAGE  Aheadset Super light carbon composite aheadset cap

 

Link to manufacturer's website: www.carbocage.com/en

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