FSA Bash Ring Chain Accessories

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

The new FSA Bash Ring is ideal for preserving your bike and increasing your performance on your favorite or most challenging technical trails. Designed to replace your outer chainring, super thick (5mm) and super strong, our Bash Ring is available in either 4 bolt 104mm BCD or 5 bolt 94mm BCD.


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dgtlbliss a Cross Country Rider from Naperville, IL

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2008

Strengths:    It does what it is supposed to do, looks cool, and I got it at an amazing price.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I've only taken it out twice since I got it, but it doesn't dig into wet logs like the big ring used to. I don't know if you'll find it for $15 like I did anywhere, but get it anyway. It came with longer chainring nuts so that was a nice bonus.

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Favorite Trail:   Saw Wee Kee

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS Bicycles Etc.

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2007 Gary Fisher Cobia, 2x9 (soon to be 1x9), all stock except for platform pedals for the winter.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Slyp Dawg a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, Virginia

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2008

Strengths:    protects the middle chainring and crankset, has little notches in the edge to help it get over fallen trees easier, looks real good, even with some mud on it. oh, and keeps the chainring from shreading your jeans or long riding pants

Weaknesses:    um, it wasn't free? it's a bashguard, as long as it doesn't break (which it doesn't look capable of doing) and does what you bought it to do, it's got no weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
it does what you buy it to do, looks good doing it, and won't break the bank. what else can you ask for out of a CNC'D piece of metal?

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Favorite Trail:   anything ridable

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   stock 44t chainring

Bike Setup:   '06 GT I-Drive 4 5.0, Azonic Aggro stem, Ritchey WCS Riser bar, Ergon MP1 mens grips, WTB seat, Crank Brothers Candy C pedals, SRAM chain, and of course the FSA bash guard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Columbia

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    Protects your crankset from getting destroyed! The outer ring on my bike was absolutely done and I have never used it while riding anyway so why not make the bike stronger.

Weaknesses:    Ummm, none that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I actually got a clear polymer bash guard made by FSA. Not the model picture above. The polymer is a little lighter.

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Favorite Trail:   Cascades--Patapsco State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush 5, Thomson Elite, WTB Speed, Crank Brothers Candy C, FSA Bash Guard and the rest is stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Victor from Lutherville MD

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2004

Strengths:    its strong...im kinda getting into trials and all so i needed a bash ring that had some grip

Weaknesses:    havn't bashed it enough times to say...i guess it was the price...it took me forever to find it for nder 40 bucks...got to bikeman.com if u want it for 30 includin shipin and hadlin

Bottom Line:   
A bash rings gota do wat a bash rings gota doo right? i got it in blak so when u go over pipes and wat not... it leaves awesome scars... true sign of a true warrior... that bash guard will eat up any log any time... if u goin urban make sure u don destroy ppls property...that bash ring will scracth the hell out of concrete... i don know how to rate these things cuz i don know what to compare it to... but i like it a lot

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bikeman.com

Similar Products Used:   don have any...i guess it kinda like raceface...but without the teeths

Bike Setup:   don have a true trials bike...i run dat bash guard with a 2002 gary fisher tassajara.... with egg beaters...and race face chain rings...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bicky a Weekend Warrior from Montana

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

Strengths:    it protects my chain and rings like it is supposed to

Weaknesses:    a little small and soft

Bottom Line:   
it does what it is meant to do, it looks good and is fairly cheap, but maybe a little small and it grinds down faster than I hoped it would

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Favorite Trail:   who cares

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Bike Doctor(Missoula, MT)

Bike Setup:   Bullit, SuperT, RaceFace Northshore cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Roseville, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2001

Strengths:    -price
-strength


Weaknesses:    -none

Bottom Line:   
i just started getting into some light trials stuff. a bash ring probably isn't necessary for the stuff i do, but for the price i couldn't pass it up. it replaces the outer chainring which i don't miss at all. it has actually come in handy is showing some scars. it is pretty thick (5mm) and has taken a lickin. we'll see just how long it keeps tickin.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   bikeman.com


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Bash ring for 2013 Stache 8?

what bash rings are you guys running? I bought a 40T Race Face bash ring for my 2013 Stache 8 and while it goes on with no problem (after removing the spacers)....it gets in the way of the FD, not allowing the chain to shift to the big ring. Can the FD just be adjusted or is the 40T too big? ... Read More »

Raceface ring vs double bash guard for 1x10 setup

I am once again considering going 1x10 and last time used bash guards instead of a new chain ring. How well does the chain stay on a raceface ring without a chain guide? I am also on the fence between a 30T and 32T. My current 3x10 setup is a 44/33/22 and 33 is a little to hard for some of the cl ... Read More »

Bash-less? single ring

So all you single-ring guys, with no bashguards..... Will the chain & ring get damaged if you hit a rock? I've been running a bash up front for quite some time, the thoughts of switching to a single ring with no bash kind of scare me esp when the wide narrow rings are like $65+..... anyone ... Read More »

Recycling a Surly MWOD big chain ring into a bash guard

I know there are some homemade bash guard threads already, but why not make a new one for the interweb searches :p Thought I'd share an easy way to make a ring guard when you have a MWOD... just use your old "big" ring. [URL="http://www.madrabbitdesign.com/1/post/2014/03/making-a-homemade-ring ... Read More »

bash ring for Salsa beargrease

Anyone have recommendations or a fix for their bike? I have been riding very rocky terrain on south end of Vancouver Island, particularly Hartland Trail network, and outer ring is taking a bit of a beating :( CheersRead More »

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