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    What bashguards are people running with the 36/22 Shimano SLX crank?

    I've been reading that the stock SLX bash is quite heavy, and I would like to upgrade to an E*13 Turbocharger, but will it fit without a problem?

    I found this in the archives:
    The SLX requires a stepped bash (as per the stock stepped bash) as the chainring tabs are thicker than normal (similar to '09 Saints).
    So is the E*13 fully compatible or will I will have to space it out or shave material off?

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    I've been using a completely normal 36t Supercharger since I got those cranks in 2009.

    Fit fine, no clearance issues at all. Nothing has jumped out at me as abnormal on the SLX 665 crank. I got rid of the Shimano bash because it filled up with mud, E13 slab sides for the win!

    Isn't weight is a bad criteria for measuring something you intend to smash into the ground? The Turbocharger is somewhat bendy compared to the Super as a number of people here have learned at their cost. If you want ligthweight look at Alu ones like the BBG.
    Last edited by Fix the Spade; 04-14-2011 at 03:26 PM.

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    i have an aluminum bash. i dont like it. hits and sticks. way back i had one of those clear gravity ones that was pretty good.

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    stock one.... a few grams isn't going to help my 30 lb bike...

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    ^ Yup, sticking with plastic for now. I had a BBG on a previous bike, it was okay for not damaging the chainring, but the SLX bash now just glides over stuff. I want something like that, but with less weight.

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    BBG. Green color. We have more rocks then logs, so narrow profile does not bother me.

    If you want a somewhat thicker plastic guard E.13 turbocharger seems the best choice. But that's just 50g or so in weight savings.

    Functionality wise SLX/Saint bashes are great. I am just a weight weenie.

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    I'm running the MRP Party-lite mostly because I thought the stock bash was ugly as hell and I already owned the MRP. I think it might be a bit lighter but I didn't pay that much attention

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    Also running the BBG on M665 cranks, fits fine.

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    Another BBG user as well.

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    Gamut



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