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    Bash Guard, do I need one?

    I have a xtr crank from Shawnee (ceramikoat) and I was wondering if I need a bash guard.
    My present bike with Truvativ crank has one but not sure if its necessary. Also its not rocky terrain where I ride so is there any other benefits?

    So who runs em and who doesn't?

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    depends

    do you ever bash your ring? they look nice though

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    I run bash guards on my 1x8 drivetrain bikes, not my singlespeeds. The bash helps the chain stay on on the multi-gear setups but it's unnecessary on my singlespeed because I don't gnash rocks.

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    No.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    I have not used one in the past two years and haven't had a problem yet.

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    as soon as i thought that myself i found a way to mash hard on mine.
    only happened that once.
    so no, i guess.

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    I use one, but I ride in some really rocky areas and want the extra protection. It's worth the extra weight to me.
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    I keep one on my SS 29r but not on my 26r SS for some reason, I guess it's because I ride the 29r a lot more. I've hit that bash guard hard on quit a few rocks when I lack depth perception (popping up too soon) and just getting tired through more rocks.
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    I guess I would have a bashguard if I needed it. I like seeing a nice chainring.

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    if you have to ask then you do not need one

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    if you have to ask then you do not need one
    What he said
    anything Steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    if you have to ask then you do not need one
    That makes sense.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropout33
    That makes sense.

    Thanks.
    having said that, i definitely do not "need" a bashguard either, but run one on my SS. I like the way it looks on the cranks i have and its their just in case i suppose.

    but with your cranks, certainly if you dont need it, a bash is horrible idea since those particular cranks are made to run with a ring and no bash and they look sweet that way.

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    i've never needed a bashguard, nor do i like the looks.

    like someone else said, if you have to ask, then you don't need it. save your money; save some weight.

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    The chain will protect the ring. Pull it. Save the weight.

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    I ran a few years without a bash guard. Only had a few chain ring contacts without much damage to me or my bike. However, I do respect and try and avoid an OTB or slashed legs as much as possible. I added a bash guard and it did provide me with more confidence and security to take on bigger logs and rocks. I gave up my outer ring, which I hardly used anyway, to be more aggressive. It was the right decision for me.

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    you bumped an eight year-old thread to tell us that? on your first post, oldandtrolling?
    Last edited by mack_turtle; 03-01-2018 at 09:09 AM.

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    Got to start somewhere...

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