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    RockRings? (bashguards - mod title edit)

    does any body use rockrings....who makes a good one..??
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    it seems to be a hard item to find

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    Do you mean bashrings?


    FSA Gravity ones are nice. E-13 are pretty good too.

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    ya....is that plastic. are aluminum ones any good

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    Salsa makes a good one. . .

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    I'd rather sacrifice the chain ring, than take a chance at bending my crankset's spider.
    Chain rings are cheaper to replace.

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    They're mostly 'bout the same. If you get plastic, make sure it has aluminum spacer sleeves for the bolts. I have fsa on one bike, black spire on another.
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    Plastic ones are good, they are a bit more slippery than the metal ones. The spacer is nice indeed on my FSA one. I also have a couple E-13 ones that don't have spacers and one of them cracked around the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselAndDust
    I'd rather sacrifice the chain ring, than take a chance at bending my crankset's spider.
    Chain rings are cheaper to replace.
    so..using a bash ring you can mess up your whole crankset?

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    also on the 08 fsa guards i dont seem to see the alum spacers...or are they there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickc711
    so..using a bash ring you can mess up your whole crankset?
    No, that's ridiculous.

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    BBG works for me...

    This guy is local to me and a friend, but with that aside I have had zero issues with mine in the past 3 years of trail riding here in the Pacific NW. I've also bought them as gifts for friends cause they're so feakin' inexpensive. Oh, they weigh about 2oz each

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    I am running a raceface alum one. Alum holds up great.

    My buddy's E13 clear one cracked in half - seems like plastics aren't made to bash on rocks repeatedly.

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    i like my salsa one.
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    Blackspire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    Salsa makes a good one. . .
    Yeah- they make one you can run next to the big ring so you don't have to take the big ring off. I've been running one for a while now, and haven't had any issues.

    Well worth the money you save not having to buy a big ring all the time.

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    you have to take your big ring off to use some of these ???

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    Ya, that's kinda the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickc711
    you have to take your big ring off to use some of these ???
    Indeed. It was actually news to me that Salsa makes one that doesn't sacrifice the big ring.

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    http://www.salsacycles.com/chainrings.html

    which one is it

    the last one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyplaysbass
    This guy is local to me and a friend, but with that aside I have had zero issues with mine in the past 3 years of trail riding here in the Pacific NW. I've also bought them as gifts for friends cause they're so feakin' inexpensive. Oh, they weigh about 2oz each

    http://www.bbgbashguard.com/

    I also use BBG bashguards, and have for several years. I'm not easy on them, and have had zero problems. My friends have even started using them now. It's a good product, looks good, doesn't weigh much, and is super cheap.

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    Careful, the Salsa third ring guard does not work with all chain ring systems. It will not clear some deraillers. If you try and raise the derailler it will not shift in the lowest gear. You can space it out only so much.
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    Another recommendation for BBG...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    Blackspire
    More specifically:
    http://www.blackspire.com/chain-guar...ring-protector
    This is another big ring protector that allow you to keep the large ring. I just put this on my bike and it's very nice! Good service from the company when I had questions too! Black Spire also makes many other models that replace the big ring and protect the middle one.

    Most bashgards are meant to be replacements for the big ring on the assumption that you only use your bike off road, don't really need the higher gears, and would like the extra ground clearance offered by getting rid the big ring. However, some of us need to keep that big ring for bike trails and roads so these big ring protectors are perfect for us.

    By the way, bashguards of any size not only do protect the ring, but they also protect our legs from the teeth on the ring. Should help keep pant legs from getting snagged as well.

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    I think it's funny Blackspire boasts of how heavy a bashring is which is labeled for xc use.

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