I'm looking for a replacement inner and outer bashguard of some sort. Anyone have any recommedations on a good replacement (bcd 110) as well as an optimal size to compliment my 12/26 cassette? I'm going to be using this for primarily for commuting and weekend CX.
My CrossCheck is a 1x9, have used 11-34 cassette with 34, 39 and currently a 44 t chain ring.
Stock CrossCheck gear range is 2.9 x, the 11-34 is almost 3.1. 44 ring and 11-34, gives a gear inch range very close to stock.
Swapped chain rings based upon tires and terrain I was riding over.
Probably next summer I'll need to replace the cassette and RD, think I'm going to use the 12-36 cassette, a 42 chain ring, XT rear deraileur and the Paul Chain keeper.
My SUV commuter is an 11-34 with 36 t chain ring - over 3000 km in 2009 on this set up. Used 11-34 SLX cassette, SLX RD with DA bar end shifter. Third eye chain watcher and Salsa ringdinger kept the chain in place - pic below.
ps- I don't race, my bikes are for utility and pleasure riding.
I am running a 42T ring (no ramps or pins), a BBG 42T bashguard, and a dogfang inner keeper. I pair that to an 11-34 cassette shifted through a Shimano XT gs rear derailleur which is needed due to the large cassette. With this setup, I can spin to over 30mph using the 42/11 combo and have a good climbing gear using the 42/34 combo.
When I ran 1 x 9 last season I used a sugino 42 tooth ring, BBG guard, and dog fang. depending on your frame and bottom bracket width, the dog fang may not reach out far enough. In that case, an n-gear jumpstop will work great and only costs slightly more