You didn’t have to know where the Branchy booth was at Eurobike – you could hear it. The constant whack, whack, whack was a successful way of gaining attention, which drew show goers to a derailleur guard getting a repeated spanking.
That guard is the Branchy, a plastic derailleur guard that mounts to your bike’s chain stay to protect it from damage. The simple guard weighs just 35g, and attaches with both a 3M VHB adhesive strip, and three burly zip ties.
Sitting in front of the rear derailleur, Branchy is designed to deflect grasses, sticks, rocks, and anything else that might tangle or damager your derailleur. The guard is flexible enough not to break (the guard or your chain stay), but stiff enough to deflect sizable impacts.
Made in Spain, Branchy sells for 49 Euro and ships direct in environmentally friendly cardboard packaging.