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    Best lightweight replacement for an SLX bashguard?`

    Hey guys, just curious as to what your recommendations are for a lightweight replacement to the stock SLX bashguard. I'm not opposed to poly or aluminum, just wondering what the pros or cons of some of them are.
    Thanks!

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    Light, cheap, and strong...

    http://www.bbgbashguard.com/
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    whip chop

    as nels ...... bbg ...... got it + like it !!

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    I also use a BBG bash guard and like it. The're made from aluminum, so...lightweight, strong, and look good, too. Plus, they have a lifetime warranty against breaks/bends on all models except the superlight ones.

    www.bbgbashguard.com
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    Got em on 2 bikes...great stuff. I personally like the drilled versions.
    Riding.....

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    Been happy with my BBG for three years now, and you can't beat the price!

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    I wish he had a referral program
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    Awesome! Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Yes, the prices are pretty great and they look sweet. I am trying to decide between a solid or drilled version...

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    How heavy is the SLX one?

    I have a SLX double and I like the looks but they are big and balky. How heavy are they?

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    Just for comparison sakes

    The 2 ring SLX double - M665 is advertised at 999g with BB.

    The 3 ring SLX triple - m660 is advertised at 889g with BB.

    Now the SLX M665 double has steel inserts in the crank arms for better strength. So that will account for some of the weight.

    I switched my 3 ring SLX crank to a 2 ring/bash using XT rings and a Race Face Lightweight Bash. Weight for just the crank - no BB - 795 grams.

    Now for comparison for a stock SLX triple crank with out BB, weight was 795g. So the BB is around 100g.

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    Not really sure why you'd need to replace the stock one, as it's not that heavy to begin with.

    The 32t version is 72g:
    http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/sho...hp/photo/10994
    The 38t version is 136g:
    http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/sho...php/photo/7782
    I would venture a guess that the 36t would be between 90-100g
    For comparison an e-thirteen 36t turbocharger is 91g:
    http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/sho...r-2011/cat/529

    I prefer poly guards as well, they don't bend, and slide over stuff better. I have plenty of experience with both (alu. and poly.)

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