My E.13 Supercharger cracked at the mounting holes. I guess I overtightened it...though I used a torque wrench.
Got something else OTW:
i have a sneaking suspicion that e13's hi performance poly carbonite resin super stuff is actually just plastic.
Had such good luck with the e.thirteen stuff you decided to give 'em some more of your money, eh?
I had a polycarb fsa bash that had metal inserts, it wasn't as thick as the e13 that I have now, so the fsa one was prolly more brakable but i never had any problems, But I had the fsa in a 32t, and now i've got the 36t e13 that came w/ my DSS
I broke at least four of the Supercharger E13/ Evil bashguards. I switched to the Nashguard by nashbar for $15 and its lasted for years.
Prolink was making the plastic smash like glass. All of them broke at the bolt holes.
I hit my bash twice while goofing around today. it didn't break. took a good little chip out on a big step up -really bashed it- but it's fine.
I think it's becasue someone made it out of METAL.
It's not all roses having a metal bashguard; It may be stronger, but it's lighter. Oh and it costs less so choose your poison.
I've cracked one E13 bash guard 4 years ago and they took care of me, had a new one in my mail box a couple of days later and it's currently on the dmr. It's taken tons of hits to it and is still intact, will likely need to replace it soon.
When my eighth inch thick aluminum bash damages my turbine's spider arm you'll be the first to know.
1/8th alloy? how have you not bent that, those things bend so easy, the fsa/raceface alloy ones are 1/4 inch and won't bend, but they dig into logs easier instead of sliding over like the plastic ones, with the abuse i've seen e13bashes take on friends DH bikes I really think its just overdoing the bolts that cracks em
I imagine that if I managed to seriosuly slam it into something it will break or bend. Almost every time I have hit it involved an urban step up or down that I didn't check clearance on. The sort of stuff I have broken chainrings on before I started using bash rings.