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Old 04-13-09, 05:27 PM
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Looking for a bash guard

Hello,

Im recently new to mountain biking (I bought a bike last year and have just gotten into mountain biking)

What i need is a bash guard, now my second sprocket is a 34T, with 4bolts (its a shimano crank)

Now what im wondering is if someone can suggest to me a good bashguard that would be compatible (im sure there pretty generic) and will hold up to grinding on rocks and logs and all that

Price isnt a huge deal but preferably below 80$, and also is there any complications of taking off the third sprocket and installing a bash guard? It looks pretty straight forward...

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Old 04-13-09, 05:29 PM
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Mounting is straightforward. Sometimes with the lexan rings (like the e.13), they are thick enough at the mounts where you may need a little bit longer crank bolts, but that's it.
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do you think you could link to a specific bash guard from e.thirteen? I see alot of them on bikeparts.com and im not sure whats right for me...

And thanks, i figured it was pretty straight forward, but if im taking of a sprocket anyways, the bashguard should compensate for the extra bolt length right? if not, could you also link what kind of bolts to buy?

Sorry for all the questions
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OK, a 36t 104/4 will cover your 34 with plenty to spare. 32 is a bit skimpy.

E.13 superchargers are pretty thick - - thicker than the chainring you are replacing; that's why I said you may need slightly longer chinring bolts.



Go to any bike shop with your crank arm and bash ring and have them fit you up with four bolts the right length.
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ok thank you very much
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N3RiX - I took this boards advice, e13 - orderred a 32 to cover the middle sprocket (32), it comes w/ mounting hardware and the clearance improvement is awesome!
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Gamut is worth a look. Theirs is much lighter in weight than e13's. And they make a 34-tooth model.

Linky: http://jensonusa.com/store/product/C...Bashguard.aspx
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What size do you need? I have a few extras that I made ( powder coated CAT yellow ), if your not a weight weenie I can send you one.
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Originally Posted by TechRydr View Post
N3RiX - I took this boards advice, e13 - orderred a 32 to cover the middle sprocket (32), it comes w/ mounting hardware and the clearance improvement is awesome!
The ones we got some years ago now, also came with all the mounting hardware (long sprocket bolts).


Out of interest, has anyone here used one of those half-moon style bash guards? I've seen some urban jump bikes with them on but never stopped to think about it until now. I like the full guard because it can act as a chain guide and stop a wayward chain from hopping-off the chainring, but a half-moon is... well, half the weight?

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Its a taco Pocko.

Had to sorry.
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Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
Its a taco Pocko.

Had to sorry.
But not quite right. Taco is what the upper guide of an e.thirteen is, because of its distinctive taco-like shape.

What Pocko is probably referring to is like the new e.thirteen LG (Light Guide) 1:



or the MRP G2 and Mini-G:

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^ Thanks for the support there Dm...
but I wasn't pertaining to those - those ARE cool, but the frame needs to have universal mounting tabs (as I understand it, not so universal sometimes - but that's another story).


I was indeed referring to what e-13 calls a "Taco" (no need to be sorry yellowjeep, I don't mind things being pointed out to me). Profile Engineering has one they call "Porkchop." So what's with all this food name calling?!?? It's making me hungry. I should design one and call it... uhm, macaroni (hold the cheese)!


Took me a while to search, but I found the one I was talking about, which is all pretty much the same thing...





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Old 04-16-09, 09:25 PM
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I mostly wanted to say it because it kind of rhymes.

I was wrong about I was picturing that exact crankset when I replied but I got ahead of myself with the Taco Pocko thing.
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