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    Bronson owners with Cytoe DT guard or similar?

    Any Bronson owners with the Cytoe down tube protector or something similar have any opinions? I recently found a nice dent near my BB and need some protection. Is the Cytoe working well or have you found something better? Thanks!!

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    Thumbs way up from me! I've had mine for a couple of months and it's definitely prevented damage. Do it!

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    does the plate attach to the bronson c via bottle cage mount screws, or with zip tie?

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    I'm not a Bronson rider, but the Cytoe on my TBLTc has taken a beating and has repeatedly saved my BB from damage. I highly recommend the ultra duty version.
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    Is the Ultra Duty the only one available for the Bronson? That's the only one I saw a link for

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    does the plate attach to the bronson c via bottle cage mount screws, or with zip tie?
    It uses the bottle cage mounts. You have to cut through the thin rubber guard with an xacto; but super-simple. I also have an extra zip tie around the bottom bracket to keep the guard from slapping.

    Using the cage mounts is great because removal is easy for cleaning/access to the grease ports, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    Is the Ultra Duty the only one available for the Bronson? That's the only one I saw a link for
    I believe so; but cytoe will probably chime in. You'll want the Ultra Duty anyways -- mine has taken a serious beating already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    Is the Ultra Duty the only one available for the Bronson? That's the only one I saw a link for
    Yes, only the Ultra-Duty is available for the Bronson frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe View Post
    Yes, only the Ultra-Duty is available for the Bronson frames.
    what about 5010s? .... pardon my hijack....

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    what about 5010s? .... pardon my hijack....
    I'm having a difficult time finding a 5010 around here, so I haven't been able to get one in front of me to check out. However, I have customers using the Bronson plates on them and it seems a pretty good fit.

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    good to know. cheers.

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    FYI, you can use steam/hot water or heat gun to make the Cytoe plate pliable to alter its curve, and run or dunk it in cold water to set.
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    I did a little light trimming on my Cytoe so that it didn't interfere with my e13 bashguard, but other than that it's working great to keep the linkages (relatively) clean and debris and damage free.

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    Love mine on my Bronson. I had it before the bike even arrived at my LBS. No point in not buying such an affordable method of protecting the bike. keeping some dirt away from that lower link is an obvious bonus too!

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    100% satisfied. I know it's protected it several times already. I've heard the hits but nothing on the frame, only on the guard!

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    does anyone have a link as to where you can buy these guards please (a quick google search didnt help)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    does anyone have a link as to where you can buy these guards please (a quick google search didnt help)
    Here's a link to my ad: Rock protection for Santa Cruz and Niner frames - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

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    I use Cytoe's ultra-duty Bronson guard on my Solo. Just had to heat it up at the last bend/mold toward the linkage, and push it up so it was closer to the frame by about an inch and half. It's pretty much perfect.

    I have it bolted on of course, but also zip tie it down toward the linkage, and it's dead quiet.

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    What did you heat it up with?
    Could you post a picture of the zip-tie? Mine's a bit noisy and I wonder how I could make it silent.

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    Just soak it in boiling water up to the section you need to bend. You'll be able to tell when it's pliable. Just hold the bend while it cools off in the air. Pretty quick and simple.

    Here's a pic of the guard. The chipping on the paint is from before I had the guard installed.

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    Thanks

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