Advice about electric bikes

Chain guards for ebikes

Want to prevent your beautiful white pants from getting dirty on your bike? Do you want to optimally protect the bike chain against moisture and dirt? Or do you find it important that your bike is extra light? With the right choice of chain guard, you will get even more cycling pleasure from your ebike. Read on to learn all about the different chain guards for ebikes!

Which chain guard should I choose?

Depending on your wishes, you can opt for a closed, semi-open or open chain guard with an electric bike. It is important to consider the preference for a chain guard early when choosing your ideal electric bicycle. The choice of chain guard has an influence on the position of the motor and the type of gears. Below we list the advantages and disadvantages of the different chain guards.

Closed chain guard

Do you want to optimally protect the chain guard against water and dirt? Then a closed chain guard is perfect for you. This way the chain lasts extra long. And another big advantage: the closed chain guard ensures that you do not get any oil or splashes on your clothing. A win-win situation! The closed chain guard is found on the HeavyDutyNL C7 HMB, the Grenoble C380 HMB and the Miss Grace C7 HMB.

Benefits

  • The chain is protected against moisture and dirt
  • Long chain life
  • You cannot get oil or splashes on your clothes
  • Very low maintenance

Cons

  • The chain guard cannot be combined with a derailleur gear
  • The chain guard is slightly heavier
  • It's a bit more difficult to get to the chain for repairs
  • Can be combined with
  • A front wheel motor or mid motor
  • A hub gear or automatic gear
Closed chain guard

Semi-open chain guard

Would you prefer a derailleur gear on your ebike for precise shifting? Then it is best to opt for a semi-open chain guard. In addition, the chain guard is light and your clothes are reasonably well protected against dirt. Many Gazelle e-bikes have a semi-open chain guard. How about the Ultimate T10 HMB?

Benefits

  • Light in weight
  • Protects your clothes quite well against grease and splashing dirt
  • Comes with a derailleur gear

Cons

  • Relatively maintenance-sensitive
  • Not optimal protection for your clothing against dirt
  • Can be combined with
  • A rear-wheel motor, front-wheel motor or mid-motor
  • A derailleur or hub gear system
Semi-open chain guard

Open chain guard

Do you want to have the lightest possible ebike? Then an open chain guard is the right choice. This open chain guard, just like a semi-open chain guard, can also be combined with a derailleur gear. Ideal if you are a sporty cyclist and want to be able to shift very precisely. You will find an open chain guard for our Ultimate C380 HMB, among other things.

Benefits

  • Very lightweight
  • Comes with a derailleur gear
  • Getting to the chain for repairs is easy

Cons

  • Does not protect the chain against water and dirt
  • Does not protect your clothes from grease or dirt
  • Maintenance sensitive
  • Can be combined with
  • A rear-wheel motor, front-wheel motor or mid-motor
  • Only the derailleur gear
Open chain guard