Blackspire Ring God Chain Accessories

4.69/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $54.99


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Product Description

Yes! Blackspire comesThrough with one ofThe only bashguards onThe marketThat fitsThe unusual BCD ofThe XTR M960 crank. Perfect for singlespeeders or aggressive riders Replaces your outer position chainring 65 grams Laser-etched graphics on aluminum plate Fits XTR M960 crank ONLY


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chase a Downhiller from Pagosa Springs CO, USA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2007

Strengths:    Beefy, super strong. Paint holds up to the abuse. Worry free, bolt it on and thrash it!

Weaknesses:    None, maybe a bit heavy, but you won't notice it when your big ring is still alive.

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bash guard. Anyone who says they bent it first day out is a douche bag and needs to learn how to ride. Buy this if you don't want to worry about hitting stuff. This WILL save your big ring, end of story.

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Favorite Trail:   Log Chutes

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came On bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   03' Bullit, 05' Boxxer Race, Progressive 5th Element, Blackspire Bash Guard, Goodrich Brake lines

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Downhiller from oakland, ca

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2007

Strengths:    EXTREMELEY durable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This chain guide has gotten beaten up relentlessely by me over the years, and shows only minor cosmetic damage, no bends or snything of that nature. I will definately get this for my next rig

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   super 8, super t

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris lee a Weekend Warrior from bby,bc,canada

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2003

Strengths:    NONE!!!

Weaknesses:    BROKE IN ONE DAY

Bottom Line:   
DONT GET THIS RING IF U ARE A HARD CORE RIDER THIS WONT DO ANYTHING I BROKE IT GOING OVER A LOG AND IT TOTALLY BENT USED LESS

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   My BIG RING

Bike Setup:   2003 NORCO BIGFOOT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zak a Downhiller from Boulder CO

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2003

Strengths:    Works just like it's suposed too

Weaknesses:    mabye a little heavy if your really conserned about that wieght

Bottom Line:   
I love this thing I don't ever have to think smashing my big ring, I am on my seconed one (becasue I changed my crank bolt spacing) because I love my first one

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   The Fix

Similar Products Used:   my big ring

Bike Setup:   Schwinn hardtail with mostly azonic and raceface parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Buster from Austin

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002

Strengths:    Strong... simple... fits... does it's job.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
This thing is built like a BMX street chainring. It's tough and simple. No frilly stuff of fancy machining that might undermine it's strength. It's built from thick aluminum and fits both my RF Prodigy cranks and Shimano XT cranks without problem.

I ride mostly XC stuff, but the trails in the area are rocky with lots of uphill ledges. Stuff that'll chew up the big ring fast. Since I don't use a big ring, I slapped this on and have been impressed with it's durability. There are many chips and scrapes, but nothing that will cause breakage or failure. And, of course, my chain and rings all stay in good shape too.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   WebCyclery

Bike Setup:   Stuff n Puff

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BRAD a Weekend Warrior from Stettler

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2002

Strengths:    Great Product, it does what it is supposed to... i used to qiver and turn away from big rocks and logs to save the rings but now i just go over em.

Weaknesses:    not rotatable so one spot gets bashed up

Bottom Line:   
Good Product, buy one now!

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Bow Cycle

Bike Setup:   Psylo Sl, XTR deraileurs, brakes shifters, Rhyno Lite Rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Elton Chiang a Downhiller from Calgary, AB

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2002

Strengths:    Very Strong and does what it's suppose too.

Weaknesses:    no teeth so a little difficult over logs.

Bottom Line:   
This product is cheap and does its job. Had a few bangs on rocks and logs, without it I would be toothless. Excellent and would recommend to have.

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Favorite Trail:   PowderFace Link

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Bent my chainring

Bike Setup:   Klein Mantra, XTR gruppie, JR T Pro,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Dundas, ON

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

Strengths:    Does what is supposed to do. Easy to put on. Looks pretty cool too

Weaknesses:    might be nice if it had some grip on it to help bring you over logs, but no biggy...that would probably jack up the price anyways. if you are worried about the weight, you probably wouldn't use this thing anyways, so that is not an issue

Bottom Line:   
what can i say, this thing does it's job extremely well. I used to cringe at big rocks or walk my bike over them to spare my expensive chainring the damage. no more of that!!! the extra clearance you get is sweet and i don't have to live in fear of seeing teeth go flying. super easy to install. buy it, its cheap and does the job.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Freewheel Cycle

Similar Products Used:   my poor race face chainring

Bike Setup:   does it matter?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin a Cross Country Rider from Kitchener

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2002

Strengths:    Does what it should do. Relatively inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
It works.

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Favorite Trail:   my secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   I've busted teeth on chainrings if that counts!

Bike Setup:   some parts n' stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2001

Strengths:    The Product is strong. I can take large chunks out of concrete walls and not notice it. It's amazing what a 7mm(?) thick block of aluminim can do to would be problems.

Weaknesses:    None. And if you wine that it has a mass greater than that of a normal ring, and you find this a problem you do not deserve to be riding one.

Bottom Line:   
If you think you have what it takes Get this NOW!!!!

A MUST for Urban Trials

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Favorite Trail:   Downtown Vancouver

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Westpoint Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none. And rightly so!

Bike Setup:   Small RM Oxygen Race, Hacked seatpost, Welgo Alien Flats, DH bars and the all important rigid fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sal Mellander a Weekend Warrior from Dayton, Ohio

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2000

Strengths:    Extra ground clearance for going over... everything! Protects the rings you really use. Beefy, it must help keep the spider from flexing!

Weaknesses:    Weight, if you're watching the lbs. But not really that bad if you're considering this type of product.

Bottom Line:   
This product really works well at it's intended function. Word of warning... the 4 arm 104mm ring god does not fit on a Bontrager crank, only Shimano. All in all this component is a good addition if you are riding technical single track. I don't miss my big ring at all.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   LBS special order

Similar Products Used:   My bent big ring with 1/4 of the teeth half gone provided this function previously.

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher X-Caliber, XT crank, Blackspire "chuck" granny, Thudbuster post, everything else still stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2000

Strengths:    North Shore proven
clearance -- takes place of big ring (which i don't use much anyway!)
Laser-etched graphics and kewl stickers
easy installation, just remove bolts on ur spider, attach, then screw eveyrthin back in
Price -- only bout 32 in cdn dollars (i hav no clu what that is in american)


Weaknesses:    non-rotatable, so only one side will end up gettin mashed
kinda heavy


Bottom Line:   
The big ring is pretty useless and it get banged up at times too, so i don't miss it that much! protects, provides clearance, loox cool, north shore proven, pretty good for balancing!

Ask your local bike shop fer a deal, cuz the price most places sell if for is a tad expensiv... get it fer at least no GST (sales tax), or about 10 bux off!... depending on how well u kno ur bike shop buds!

GO BUY IT NOW, ITS DA SHAT!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere in K-country

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bow Cycle

Similar Products Used:   homemade bash ring, girvin rock ring

Bike Setup:   sworks m2 frame, w/ XTR rear-d, XT brakes, SID-SL, mavic sup 517, easton stem, monkeybar, XT hubs, IRC tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim bugbee a Weekend Warrior from north andover

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2000

Strengths:    - clearance. the number one reason to get one. allows you to float over logs and rocks that fellow riders will be scraping over and slamming into.

- strength. this ring (meant to replace the big ring, unlike the rock ring) is machined out of thick aluminum. bending it is probably not an option, your spider will likely bend before this does.

- protection. missing chainring teeth will be a thing of the past.

- sizes. the rings come in many difference sizes and bolt patterns, so you can likely find one that will fit whatever crank you happen to use.

- misc. the laser-etched graphics and sticker rock!

- ease of installation. the cutout for the crank arm is very wide. i've had a couple of other bash rings where i had to cut out/file down material so that the ring could fit on the cranks. not so w/ this one. also, the chainring bolt holes are beveled, ensuring a snug fit when tightened.

- cost. about the same as a big ring, will last a lot longer.


Weaknesses:    - the cutout means that you can only mount this in one direction, and rotating the ring is not possible.

Bottom Line:   
i'll never use a big ring again. unless you race, do a lot of fire road riding, or are super fit, how often do you really use the big ring? the advantages of using a bash ring far outweigh using a big ring, esp if you ride a lot of technical trails and aren't afraid of a little extra weight.

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Favorite Trail:   dutch creek, durango

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   threshold design bash ring
robin coope custom ring


Bike Setup:   xc ride:

spooky pit boss w/ z1, hope disks and hubs, race face everything else (uses two chainrings).

trials bike:

schwinn homegrown, maguras, c-dale rigid al fork, flats, rhyno/lx wheels, single 22T chainring w/ ring god bash ring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by charlie a Cross Country Rider from kinnelon, nj, usa

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2000

Strengths:    well, its, errr, strength

Weaknesses:    it's a wee bit heavier than my old big ring, actually it is probably a wee bit heavier than a few of my old big rings

Bottom Line:   
the blackspire ring god is fantastic for lots of reasons. i got mine in north van as partially a souvenier, partially a component. it increases your cround clearance by a few centimetres or so and you will never have trouble tuning your front derailleur again, as going between two chainrings is a fairly easy lifestyle for it. the rockring that i had used to be a little wobbly when i was balanced on it, but no more with the ring god. its thickness alone can attest to its strength. on the downside, i had to file off the opening a little bit to get it onto my cranks, but it was very minor and took little more than a minute.if you can find one, go for it. all the better if you can get it with a blackspire sticker(they are rather rockin themselves). if you just ride regular old xc, i would not go for one, either a rock ring or the xc ring from blackspire will do nicely, but if you are playing around with trials seriously at all, then it is a good idea to go for at least a ring god(although total trials guards where you onle get to keep the small ring are probably a better bet than the ring god as most of them have 'teeth' that will bite into logs and the sort). it is a great product from a great company, 5 flamin chillis from the jersey boy!

(and if you can get the canadian/us exchange rate by getting it in canada, it's mighty inexpensive too!)

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Favorite Trail:   watchung

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   girvin rock ring, blackspire xc ring guard(you get to keep all 3 with this one)

Bike Setup:   trials/xc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PUFF a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver BC ( North shore)

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2000

Strengths:    Save the sweet raceface ring

Weaknesses:    nope none does what its supposed to

Bottom Line:   
This ring protector is the bomb I got the one that protects the big ring. I like to go fast as well as hop ring killer logs and this baby rock's those logs and saves my teeth ...
you can buy one the replaces your big ring or one that protects it ..choice is yers

GET ON THEY WORK

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Favorite Trail:   Yup All of them

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock Y2Kona Roast

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