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    Chain guard suggestions?

    Just put together a SS...I would like to protect the ring/chain when going over junk...Any suggestions for LIGHTWEIGHT (yes, I am a weight weenie) bash guards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    Just put together a SS...I would like to protect the ring/chain when going over junk...Any suggestions for LIGHTWEIGHT (yes, I am a weight weenie) bash guards?
    In all honesty, do you need a chainguard?

    You're clearly running a smaller diameter ring that you would on a geared bike, so you already have greater clearance. Additionally, in my experience, all a chainguard is good for is getting debris caught in between it and the chainring.

    Just my e-pinion.

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    44t aluminium chainring with the teeth ground down works well for a WW chainguard. Sounds like you've probably got one hanging around doing nothing as well...

    - Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    Just put together a SS...I would like to protect the ring/chain when going over junk...Any suggestions for LIGHTWEIGHT (yes, I am a weight weenie) bash guards?
    The best (lightest) bash guard I've used is the Salsa:



    Kooka is lighter but bends easily, and the Race Face is tougher (and smooth) but slightly heavier. Black Spire Ring Gods are even heavier, but they will never ever die.

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    Agree....

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    The best (lightest) bash guard I've used is the Salsa:



    Kooka is lighter but bends easily, and the Race Face is tougher (and smooth) but slightly heavier. Black Spire Ring Gods are even heavier, but they will never ever die.
    Good recommendations and along with protection, they look really cool.

    Brian

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    Spot...

    makes some nice ones. Light enough, but still protect the rings just fine. All bolt patterns too.

    MC

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    Just put together a SS...I would like to protect the ring/chain when going over junk...Any suggestions for LIGHTWEIGHT (yes, I am a weight weenie) bash guards?

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    I have a Spot chainring guard sitting around collecting dust if your interested?

    Total weight is 83g.

    PM me if you are
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