Blackspire Big Ring Protector Bashguard Chain Accessories

5/5 (4 Reviews)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by McNewbie a Cross Country Rider from memphis, tn

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Strengths:    unbreakable... allows you to keep the high gear in front, and keeps them from getting all messed up when you can't quite bunnyhop that log or whatever. adds confidence, looks ace

Weaknesses:    had to buy the bolts separately; the outside is rounded instead of sawtoothed so you can't use it to bite in and roll yourself over stuff.. puts a lot of stress on your cranks + rings + BB if you hit too hard

Bottom Line:   
buy it if it will fit your crankset. i'd take it over a 3rd-gear bash ring replacement.

one of the reviewers below complained about the UPS shipping costs, but i just talked to Aaron at blackspire and he shipped me my bolts by post, saved me a bundle, plus gave me free stickers to boot! blackspire rocks!

it looks fierce when you mount it on your bike!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   univega hardtail with platform pedals and 5-bolt 94 bcd crankset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matthewbanningsmith a Downhiller from FFX

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2008

Strengths:    STRONG! EVERYTHING!

Weaknesses:    Replacement parts (even a bolt) cost as much as the product in the U.S.) but it's cheap, no big deal. Steel and Iron obstacles will dent an aluminum bash, but not enough to worry.

Bottom Line:   
Today I took a 1 inch chunk of public concrete out with my bash guard without even a ding on this thing. This thing is sick and gets me all worked up just thinking of the damage to public property I have and will continue to do. Steel and Iron are stronger than aluminum and will dent the bash pretty good, but you are in no way in danger of screwing up a sprocket or worse. As the aluminum compacts from steel bashes it seems to get stronger (go figure) and holds up to sick urban assault riding. I'm so happy with this thing, it's the best (and cheapest) upgrade for my bike. Dude, buy 2 and forget it. I say buy 2 because the replacement parts are as expensive as the whole thing if you live in the U.S. (freakin canadians), but way worth it. Buy 1 and just watch how tight the bolts are if you urban ride all the time, bash should get you through. Bolts and spacers are sold seperatly at $12 plus $23 for shipping to the U.S. Yep, thats $35 for a bolt on a $40 product, But the part lets you just freakin beat on it. Great stuff, too bad black spire doesn't make other parts as well or ship to the U.S. like a sane dealer.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   not much out there for the big ring

Bike Setup:   sick 07 Gary Fisher Marlin all beefed up for free riding

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt smith a Cross Country Rider from fairfax, va., u.s.a.

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2008

Strengths:    Strongest bash guard ever, actually protects the big ring and doesn't replace it.

Weaknesses:    Dude....NONE, I'm convinced this thing will survive anything.

Bottom Line:   
This thing has put dents in concrete ledges, no kidding. Great for destroying public property. It may be the strongest part of my bike. I really think the frame would crack before this thing does. It really will crack open rocks. Makes me stoked just thinkin' about it. Best investment I've made on any bike.

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Favorite Trail:   wakefield

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   nothing else protects the big ring

Bike Setup:   07 marlin set up with heavy duty stuff for dirt jumping and street as well as xc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Trevor a Cross Country Rider from Ontario

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

Strengths:    Very durable, very well made, protects from anything you throw at it.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but worth the weight if you don't want to mess up your crank.

Bottom Line:   
Worth it for the protection it provides, it is a bashguard after all.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   03 Marin Bear Valley

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