Truvativ Bashguard Chain Accessories

1.4/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 269 grams MSRP : $49.99


Product Description

Forged from a 5mm thick place of 7075-T6 alloy, the Bashguard protects your chainring and Boxguide from everything you slam into. Designed to be used with the Boxguide, the Bashguard's adjustment slot allows the Boxguide to be easily repositioned without removing the Bashguard.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by despisable hero a Cross Country Rider from ventura

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2011

Strengths:    None. I think my sons T. Rex Toy Story toy would have lasted longer.

Weaknesses:    Weeeeaaaak! I ride xc. Got sick of bending chainrings so I bought this piece of crap. It cracked and fell apart like an empty beer bottle at the first sign of a fist sized rock. Don't waste your hard earned money on this. Spend an extra 10 bucks and get one made of aluminum.

Bottom Line:   
Truvativ bashgaurds suck donkey balls!

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Favorite Trail:   anything covered in dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Trek Ex 8

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Herger a Weekend Warrior from Willmar, MN USA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2011

Strengths:    It looked really strong; no installation difficulties

Weaknesses:    Physical. Its weak. I thought polycarbonate would make for a strong bash guard but I was wrong.

Bottom Line:   
I was doing a slow rollup to a 12" X 12" square steel tube (construction at the local airport gives me good things to ride on :), right foot forward but my balance was off a bit so the bashguard hit pretty solid (approach speed was 3 mph). After the "clunk," I looked at the guard and sure enough, there was a crack from the edge to the bolt hole. For a "bash guard," this one is a complete joke.

CN: Don't buy this if you actually plan to use it.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   2009 STP

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scrapper96 a Weekend Warrior from Peterborough

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Won't fit on my Evolve XC or Evolve DH cranks.
Feels brittle and would likely shatter upon impacts.


Bottom Line:   
Don't bother with this one. I bought the 2009 version thinking that the bad reviews were for older models. this one is crap too. Wasn't even able to try it because it won't fit.

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Favorite Trail:   Martin's Sugar Bush

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Evolve DH aluminum bashguard.

Bike Setup:   Kona Coiler Deelux, Fox 36

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by donalfitterer a Cross Country Rider from Ithaca, NY

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Broke within a week of installation

Bottom Line:   
I ride over logs, no rocks or curbs. I weigh 170lb. Cracked within a 5 rides. Fell apart yesterday. I would not recommend this ring for any reason. It is worthless. If you plan to ride over any sort of obstacle do not buy this ring.

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Favorite Trail:   Shindagin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Swan cycles

Similar Products Used:   XT chain ring

Bike Setup:   Orbea FS 2009

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Donal Fitterer a Cross Country Rider from Ithaca NY USA

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Broke in a week

Bottom Line:   
Ring cracked in a week. I am 170lbs and all I rode over was logs, no rocks or curbs. Hit a tall log and didn't make it over. Cracked and finally lost a piece a day later.

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Favorite Trail:   Shindagin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Swan Cycles

Similar Products Used:   XT chainring

Bike Setup:   Orbea FS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tyler Kiefer a Cross Country Rider from san juan Capistrano

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2009

Strengths:    looked good

Weaknesses:    shattered like glass the first time I bashed it

Bottom Line:   
worthless it shattered like glass with a minor impact.

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Favorite Trail:   rock-it

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   revo

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   specialized w/howitzer crankset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Charlotte, NC USA

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2006

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    cheap plastic piece of crap

Bottom Line:   
I bought this because I was tires of bending my big ring on logs and occasional rocks. On about it's seventh ride it cracked right off on a log. Now I am not a lightweight at 190lbs but I am hitting these obstacles while maintaining contact with the ground for the most part (no big air tricks taken here for sure). Truvative/SRAM customer support really sucks. They won't stand behind a product which is designed to take a beating after it fails to do what it is suppose to do. When you spend $40.00 on a peice of plastic you would hope to get your money's worth. Do not waste your money on this product. Go with a company that is dedicated to customer satisfation and product integrity.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   speedgoat.com

Similar Products Used:   e.thirteen


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Walton Brush a Downhiller from Portland OR, USA

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2005

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    Only bashgaurd that can be used with the box chain guide, weak

Bottom Line:   
It's cheap and will break mine broke in less then two months.

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Favorite Trail:   Post Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Farm

Bike Setup:   2004 small specialized p2 with dirt jumper, hayes mech, mobster tires, ditch witch rims.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Wormman a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2003

Weaknesses:    You would expect to buy a Truvativ guard and have it fit a Truvativ crank??? WTF?? No it would not fit the Truvativ arm on my bike...i have a Blackspire on order.....

Bottom Line:   
I guess i cant really rate this guars seeing how it wouldn't fit my bike....besides not fitting, it was also way smaller than my chainring...maybe the guy at the bike shop gave me the wrong one, but it does LOOK like it will fit, it just wont go on. Sad how a Truvativ guard wont fita Truvativ crankset

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Plastic Crap

Bike Setup:   Haro Escape 8.1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Buckett a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2003

Strengths:    looks cool and functions well.

Weaknesses:    could be a bit thicker and a bit stronger.

Bottom Line:   
not bad at all for the price, but it might be worth putting in the extra dollars for a blackspire or evil 13, but if your running a Truvativ Chain Guide 2 then this is your ownly option from stopping thse damn rocks and branches bashing your chain ring.

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Favorite Trail:   mundaring DH track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   blackspire

Bike Setup:   Kona ROast with Z4's, Raceface crank and Truvativ Chain guide 2, Mavic D521 and Hayes dics, personally it is an awesome dirt jumping bike.

Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

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