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Old 01-18-06, 09:51 PM   #1
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I decided to go to a 1x9 setup from my 3x9 I have now. I have a Ngear Jumpstop in the mail, but need to decide on a bashguard. It's for my hardtail which I ride trails and some urban with. My cranks are 4 bolt 104 BCD. People at mtbr have suggest the Spot Brand bashguard. In your experiences are the aluminum bashrings better than the "thermoplastic"? I have heard that the aluminum once bend easily? I like the E13 bashguard, but the smallest they come is 36T max and I will be running 32T. Anything w/ 32 or 34T max I would take. I would assume that having a 36T bashguard w/ a 32T rind might look a little goofy. If anyone runs a setup like that, a pic would be awesome.

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I have a black E13 36t with a 32t chainring, looks fine and I wouldn't run those AL guides.
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I decided to go to a 1x9 setup from my 3x9 I have now. I have a Ngear Jumpstop in the mail, but need to decide on a bashguard. It's for my hardtail which I ride trails and some urban with. My cranks are 4 bolt 104 BCD. People at mtbr have suggest the Spot Brand bashguard. In your experiences are the aluminum bashrings better than the "thermoplastic"? I have heard that the aluminum once bend easily? I like the E13 bashguard, but the smallest they come is 36T max and I will be running 32T. Anything w/ 32 or 34T max I would take. I would assume that having a 36T bashguard w/ a 32T rind might look a little goofy. If anyone runs a setup like that, a pic would be awesome.

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the Spot guards are nice, but they don't stand up to much real abuse. more to stop the chain dropping to the outside.

as FF 2800 said, the Blackspire Ringgod is a nice option. i used one of those for a while on my hardtail. beefy, but not too heavy.

another option, and what i'm running now is the Salsa Trials guard, covering a 32T middle ring. nice and thick, but a little lighter than the Blackspire. has stood up to some pretty decent trail and urban abuse, plentyof rock and log crossings and some cement hits in town.

how abusive are you going to get? for pure sheer beef, even though it's larger than you want to really run, you can't beat the E-13 for beating on.

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I have a black E13 36t with a 32t chainring, looks fine and I wouldn't run those AL guides.
Any chance you might have a pic of it?

Thanks for the input scrublover.
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Old 01-18-06, 11:52 PM   #6
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Any chance you might have a pic of it?

Thanks for the input scrublover.
I'll get you one tomorrow for sure.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:41 AM   #7
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I'll get you one tomorrow for sure.
That would be awesome

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if you get a black e.thirteen you won't even be able to tell. i have a clear one on a 34t...it can't look that much different...i can get a pic if you still want one
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I run an e13 on a 32. Heres a pic, not a good one but a pic.
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MattP, did you call E.13? If you talk to them, they may be able to fix you up with a supercharger off the 32 Special. Just a thought.
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get the here:

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...hp?category=58

very large selection of guards.
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I'd suggest the Raceface bashguard, it's awesome, holds up to abuse real well although it does get scratched. Here's a picture of mine:
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Woah that looks coool
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threshold bashguards are pretty rad. i had one of the older ones and it ruled. the new ones have a little more material machined off the inside, and they look thinner, but they still hold up. they come in different sizes and bolt patterns.
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i was wondering how a 32T sprocket would look like with a 36bashguard... I'm in the same boat. I haven't figured out my gearing yet... so I didn't want to buy a bashguard and it end up being too small.
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I just e-mailed E13, so I will wait for a reply.
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Bike Bonz Ring Thing. $18 Candian on ebay. They had both 4 and 5 bolt paterns.
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I checked out that Jumpstop thing - are you sure it's suitable for single ring use?
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I checked out that Jumpstop thing - are you sure it's suitable for single ring use?
Pretty sure. About a dozen or so guys at mtbr.com run it on their 1x9 setups. If not, I haven't payed for it, i'll just send it back.
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get the e.13 supercharger in transparent orange, it looks killer. I'm gonna gett the orange one later on this year.
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not to mention the supercharger is bulletproof
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not to mention the supercharger is bulletproof
Ya, if i can't get a 32T one, ill prob buy the 36T one. But not in orange, it would clash w/ my bike
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I checked out that Jumpstop thing - are you sure it's suitable for single ring use?
i've used one in the past; works great. that and a bashring on the outer works great, especially if you odn't really need a full on chainguide. that and run as tight a chain as you can without breaking/shifting problems. never had any problems with mine.

you just run it as close as you can get it without it actually rubbing, with your chain on your largest cog in back.
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i've used one in the past; works great. that and a bashring on the outer works great, especially if you odn't really need a full on chainguide. that and run as tight a chain as you can without breaking/shifting problems. never had any problems with mine.

you just run it as close as you can get it without it actually rubbing, with your chain on your largest cog in back.
Ya, i've heard from a lot of people that it is an excellent alternative to the full blown chain guide. Not to mention you get to install it and try it out before you pay a penny for it

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