After riding some local singletrack with a buddy, I realized I need more BB clearance. Without a small bash ring, he was able to clear several large logs while my big ring would only chomp down into them.
I am considering dumping the front derailleur, big ring, and granny ring to go with a 1x9 setup. I have used the big ring several times on fire roads but the granny ring has only been touched maybe 5 times since I owned the bike. I am looking for a (oxymoron here) lightweight bashring.
Most of the popular bash rings are poly and although the slide easier, the tend to be thicker, heavier, larger, and can crack if installed incorrectly. The e-thirteen stuff looks like a thick dinner plate and doesn't appeal to me at all. Blackspire Lite God, Spot brand bash ring, Goldtooth Mafia, FSA rock ring, RaceFace bash ring are all very nice but expensive.
From the "Save some Weight" forum I found this thread:
Light weight bash guard
The BBG is very similar to the Spot but much cheaper.
The modified titanium rock ring is nice as well.
So what are you running?
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