Introducing …Unite Components

Introducing Unite Components – a brand new, homegrown British brand that has just launched its first products.

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Unite – run by Andrew Cooper – is based in Shropshire and is proudly rider run. Unlike many new brands these days, Unite will be selling both online and direct to bike shops. You can either purchase direct from their website or drop in to one of their dealers for advice on what product works best and help with fitting.

We’re about to start testing their kit so we can’t offer any promise of quality or durability just yet – but Unite claim that they’re using leading CNC technology to create tough, great quality components. We’re looking forward to seeing what that means on the trails!

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Grip Rings

Unite’s new Grip Rings offer excellent chain retention, great mud clearance and longevity, with a very high quality finish. Grip Rings are CNC machined from 7075 aluminum, one of the hardest grades of aluminum available, they are then hard-anodised to create an even tougher, more durable finish.”

Technical details:

  • Alternating chain profile prevents chain drop
  • Wide tooth profile for extra retention
  • Recessed for improved mud clearance and improved chainring life
  • CNC machined from hard wearing 7075-T6 Aluminum  
  • Hard anodized for increased durability
  • Weight – from 40g
  • Available sizes: 30T, 32T, 34T, 36T
  • Fitments available: 104 bcd, 94/96 bcd (SRAM), XTM8000, XTRM9000 (replaces stock tabs with specially manufactured chainring bolts).
  • RRP – from £40

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Compact Guide

“The Compact Guide is a light, simple chain-guide, that offers excellent chain security and mud clearance with silent retention. The slider has been designed to offer the perfect balance between weight, chain retention and durability, the open design offers excellent mud clearance and is also suitable for oval chainrings. The slider is CNC machined from a high-tech engineering plastic, which is not only incredibly strong, but also offers excellent chemical resistance from bike cleaners/polishes and chain lubes.”

Technical details:

  • Back plate precision CNC machined from 6082 Aluminum  
  • Slider CNC machined from engineering plastic with hard wearing, low friction properties and good resistance against chemical attack.
  • Light and simple design
  • Suitable for oval chainrings
  • No need to remove cranks for installation
  • Includes stainless steel hardware
  • One piece shims to space out the back plate
  • Compatible with 30T to 36T chainrings
  • Weight – E-mount: 42g ISCG-05: 50g
  • RRP – £50

You can check out more from Unite Components online here.