Blackspire Spire Ring God Chain Accessories

4.94/5 (18 Reviews)


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Black Spire Ring God


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel C from hamilton, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2005

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
metal bash gaurd, better than truvativ and cheaper than e13 KUDOS

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   truvativ bashguard, e13 superchanger


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Warren From Tahoe from North Shore (Tahoe)

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2004

Strengths:    Easy to install, bomber, looks excellent, adds more clearance for going over rocks, logs, etc.

Weaknesses:    None, unless you are a weight weeny.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good product- it looks nice, functions and adds clearance and protection from objects. This is one of the smartest upgrades I have made to my Freeride/DH bike. I highly recommend this product. It works, no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar, Tyrolian DH

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   2000 SC Bullit-

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from BETHESDA MD USA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    BEEFY KEEPS THE CHAIN ON KEEPS ME FROM TOTALLY RUINING MY COGS

Weaknesses:    NONE SO FAR

Bottom Line:   
SWEET BASHRING I HAD A REALLY COOL FRIEND WHO HAD ONE AND HE GAVE IT TO ME FOR A CHIPOTLE BURRITO AND A HAYES DISC ROTOR THAT I COULDN'T USE

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Favorite Trail:   NORTH SHORE

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   AWESOME FRIEND

Similar Products Used:   TRU VIATIV HUSSAFELT CHAIN TENSIONER WITH MRP ROLERS

Bike Setup:   2000 SPEC P3 AVID DISCS CHRIS KING HEADSET AMOEBA STEM RACEFACE AIR ALLOY BAR OURY GRIPS MARZOCCHI Z3QR20 ALEX RIMS TRU VIATIV HUSSAFELT CRANKS XT DRIVETRAIN TIOGA WHITE TIGER TIRES.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from colorado

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002

Strengths:    looks awsome and keeps my pants out of the chain rings

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Really good bashring so go get one. 5 flamin' chilis for this thing

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Favorite Trail:   west mag

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   full cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Lee-Bowens from Boston/Mass/USA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Strengths:    Hard as hell takes on rock tree and saves on the bite marks on your legs

Weaknesses:    there are 0

Bottom Line:   
If your down hilling your dum not to get it your saving money and a long walk down the hill!

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Favorite Trail:   Adatash down hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Loft. Inc.

Similar Products Used:   nothing like it

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 820 /rockshox DukeC/Icon Onyx crank/Matrix 550rims/BKspire 94mm/

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jack a Downhiller from nh

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Strengths:    Its really strong. It comes in different sizes to allow use up to a 38t ring. Helps keep the chain on, Adds clearence.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
when i got this thing into my dorm room, my freinds and i immedialty wanted to test its strength. We slammed it up against steel bed frames, desks and chairs. It was easy to install. It works great. I have had for about six weeks, and there are nicks, but no dents.The ring is still true, and it think it will stay that way.

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Favorite Trail:   your mother

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   none, a freind of mind ground the teeth of his 42, and used that for a while untill it folded over on it'self.

Bike Setup:   sixxer. flats.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel Rose a Downhiller from sydney , newsouthwales , australia

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2001

Strengths:    Impossible to break , mad looking , stops my pants from ripping.

Weaknesses:    loose the big ring!

Bottom Line:   
This is it , if u wanna save your chainrings this is the one!!! indestructable and mad looking aswell. the price paid above is in Australian dollars

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Favorite Trail:   red hill / morgan road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   belrose bikes

Similar Products Used:   big ring!

Bike Setup:   apollo LDH2.4 with tioga bear trap pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2001

Strengths:    This thing is so strong its just not right. I have smashed this thing into concrete boxes many many times all it does is scrathches. Looks extremely cool (laser etched graphics). My pants don't get stuck in the chainrings anymore.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful product, one that stands up to the abuse that it advertises. The guys at Blackspire are dudes who are dedicated to making a product with honesty, durability, and care. If you have 30 dollars go buy a Ring God, they are worth every penny and you will be pleased.-------Ride your bike places it saves gas---------

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Favorite Trail:   Tapeworm

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   The Downhill Zone

Similar Products Used:   Other Blackspire Ring Gods

Bike Setup:   2000 Kona CinderCone, Marzocchi Z3 coil, Sun Rhyno Lite XL rims on LX Hubs, XT-XTR shifting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Simon North a Downhiller from Delta BC

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2001

Strengths:    Bloody solid protection for a small price. I hit a rock the other day so hard I chipped a tooth(IN MY MOUTH) but no
damage to the teeth that really mattered.


Weaknesses:    Be nice to get one in a color that matches my cranks

Bottom Line:   
This is a way good product. I would recc' to my friends, but they already have them, so I guess they already knew the
score. Another good thing was the price. I think it was the best $35.00 I ever spent.Another Canadian product. Good Stuff

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Favorite Trail:   Severed dick

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Cove Bikes

Similar Products Used:   None. First time user. Probably the last one I will ever need.


Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Element

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pascal C from Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2001

Strengths:    Super strong, nearly unbreakable. KEEPS YOUR PANTS OUT OF THE CHAIN!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Eventually becomes nicked when frequently smashed into concrete!

Bottom Line:   
This is the strongest bash ring I have evewr tried. It beats the Race Face one which has to be the only poor product that they make. Black Spire has to be my favorite bike company because everything they make rules. Their cranks are awesom along with their ass-kickin chain rings.

Another wicked thing about bash rings is that they SAVE your pants. You can ride with bell bottoms ant the seams will not get torn on your chain rings.

This is the greatest investment I have ever made in my bike.

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Favorite Trail:   urban trials

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   Race Face

Bike Setup:   GT Backwoods - Judy SL - Black Spire cranks - Deore XT derailers - rino lite rims

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

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2000

Strengths:    Beefy, laser etched graphics, tuff

Weaknesses:    can't be rotated, so one side gets clobered
had to special order


Bottom Line:   
designed by the bad boys in the North Shore! It's gotta b good and it is!
whoever sed its too bendable, um.. i dont think so, u've gotta b like that fat guy off of wwf,,, um... rikish to be able to bend this band ass ring!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere in K-country

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Bowcycle

Similar Products Used:   home made

Bike Setup:   sworks m2, SID-SL, xtr rear-de, xt brakes, easton bar, North shore RaceFace cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Cross Country Rider from ns, canada

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2000

Strengths:    great graphics, ground clearance, didn't need that big ring anyway! tough

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this is one great canadian product. good price. you never really know what your hitting until you take off that big ring!

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Favorite Trail:   wrandees

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   girvin rock ring-not the same

Bike Setup:   c-dale jekyll w/ lefty. discs, huge tioga tires, 646's, thompson post, titec bar, hugi rear hub

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Xman from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2000

Strengths:    Fat as! very strong, leap tall park benches & logs in a single bound.

Weaknesses:    none found so far.

Bottom Line:   
If you ride any distance on the road or are wanting to race anywhere really this ain't for you. If what you're after is a way of increasing ground clearance and chainring survivability while Freeriding / streetriding/ trials then you can't go past this bit of kit for practicality. (and it looks knarly too. Great graphics).
I guess its really a bit like GTs description for the Zaskar X - "If you don't get it, we don't want to explain it"

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Vuelta ring protector

Bike Setup:   99 XCR 4000, Maguras, Hutchinson Jumbos, Fizik Atlas, Alex double wall DH rims, Kore Strictly D bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BRANDON JOHNSON a Weekend Warrior from HESPERIA SO.CAL.

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Strengths:    Thicker than a beefeater!!
&
The ground clearance of a monster truck!!


Weaknesses:    It could probably use some liposuction, or maybe a few drill-holes to lighten it up. Oh, nevermind I'm from Cali.

Bottom Line:   
This chunk of aluminum forces you to stay in "PLAY-MODE". After removing the big-ring, I realized how much energy was wasted cranking on all those teeth. Now I have more energy on reserve to climb and PLAY!!
Playing is my reason to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   TopSecret

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   44 tooth big-ring, just wouldn't slide over stuff as well.

Bike Setup:   19" COVE Stiffee, 99 Z2BAM, King, RaceFace, KookaRachas, XTR,SDG, Tioga2.3, AtomLab Trailpimp platform-peds!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Fitz a Cross Country Rider from Seattle

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2000

Strengths:    price; graphics; does what it says it will do

Weaknesses:    can't flip, can only be put on one way; noticably heavier than the big ring it replaced

Bottom Line:   
Excellent for old slow duffers like me who never use big ring on trails, as well as trials hotshots; still learning to take on big logs and rocks, but in one ride I could see big difference in ease of hopping 12" logs. Probably not much use in the southwest, but perfect around here. Those BC freaks rule!

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Favorite Trail:   Fidalgo Island

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   smooth skid plate on my '73 Bultaco Sherpa T!

Bike Setup:   Proflex 755; Noleen elt front, ODS rear; Richey max tire front, Conti comp pro 1 rear; xt 8sp (11-30), 20-32 front.

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