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    Bashguard Passion

    In my 5 year history of XCing, I always cringed at the thought off smashing components on rocks.

    But now that I've got an AM bike with a bashguard, I can finally relax and take comfort in a part whose sole purpose is to be clobbered.

    I really never understood how repressed I was an XC rider, but now it is clear.

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    I do love the bashguard on my SS a whole bunch...

    I'd never put one on my race bike though...
    Brought to you by rocks.

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    Since replacing my never-used big ring with a bash guard, I find I fall down less rolling over logs. I hadn't realize I was catching my big ring on them.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    The vast majority of my college riding club rocks bash guards. I have a big burly Blackspire on my DH bike and a red BBG on my Remedy for a bit of bling.

    Even racerboy Mikey, who is ranked 3rd in New York State CAT-1 rides with a bash guard on his bike.
    Go ride your bike.

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    When I first started riding MTB on my **** hardrock in Colorado in college I would bust teeth off my big ring all day on rocks (and picnic tables, and concrete ledges ). Got a bashguard, got happy. 8 years or so later, my main trailbike doesn't have a bashguard, but thats just because I got way better at avoiding things, but I still have the old beat up hardrock with the guard on it for the gf

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudforlunch
    ...I got way better at avoiding things...
    Same here. I used to have a bashguard on my first mtb (for a 44t ring nonetheless). I've gotten better at avoiding stuff; having a 39t ring helps too. Though if I ever built a trail/AM type bike it would either have a Hammerschmidt or just 22-32-Bash crankset w/ a chainguide without question.

    I'm partial to the Salsa Tooth Fairy Bash guard... big, heavy, and metal...
    Brought to you by rocks.

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    What? No ****ing photos?

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    I love mine, It has not been installed long, but it has already taken several blows, just as I designed it to!

    -Brett
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    i run bbg guards on my wifes hardtail and my specialized.

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