• 11-05-2012
    BigwheelsRbest
    Best bash guard for XTR M980 Trail triple?
    Just fitted the triple ring (24T 32T 42T) XTR M980 Trail crankset, and realised I'm never going to get into the big ring (29" wheels, riding All Mountain).

    What's the best (light and robust) bashguard to replace the big ring with? Is it a simple swap?
  • 11-05-2012
    BigwheelsRbest
    which chainring bolts for the XTR big ring bash guard replacement
    I've found an old RaceFace 104mm bashguard in my garage that looks like it will fit.

    The question now is which bolts? The XTR has non-standard chainring bolts with a torx head that screws into the big ring. i.e. no proper chainring bolt "nuts" like you would normally get. I won't be able to do this with the bash guard.

    Will it be possible to get the right chainring bolts for this set up when I dispense with the big ring? Does anyone know which chainring bolts to use?