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  1. #1
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    Question to belt users

    How are belts compared to chain when crossing a log ?


    I use the crank leverage and the chainring/chain to cross a log/tree , is it something to avoid with a Belt setup ?

    Are they fragile ?
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    ....I was wondering if MTB belt users should install a 'bash ring' of some sort.
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    I was thinking to get belt drive to my coming MTB project, but I decided to dump that based on my friends experiences with gates belt. One belt snapped on situation, what you described. Bash ring would have saved on that one... Second belt snapped, when fallen tree branch found its way between rear pulley and the belt. Third and last one snapped on road, what was made of little crushed rocks (sharp ones). Snapped belt looked like it would have been in the hands of Edward Scissorhand. Front wheel lifts those stones with sharp edges to air and they cause fatal damage to belt structure.

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    Two friends recently went belt drive, redline and spot. The spot guy modified a bashguard to work. it wasn't easy. The redline guy didn't. Both bikes are fine but have only seen a few rides. I'll let you know how they turn out.

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    Didn't want to take chances and installed one.

    Easy install as the middle plate with 2mm spacers.
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    Good choice, Gates recommends to avoid scouring or cutting it. I haven't had any problems, but the rocks I ride on are pretty buff, very little sharp stuff. If it were otherwise I'd be using a guard also.
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    Get a bash guard. I use one on my xxix. It fits great. Three years and only one belt.
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