Blackspire Ring God Chain Accessories

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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

User Reviews (16)

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chris   Downhiller [Jan 18, 2007]
Strength:

EXTREMELEY durable

Weakness:

none

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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5
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Chase   Downhiller [Mar 28, 2007]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: none
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5
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5
The Commish   Racer [Jul 21, 1999]
Strength:

Saves your big ring from being trashed on logs and rocks, and looks cool while doing it.

Weakness:

Loss of big ring, but if you need this product you probably don't use it that much anyways.

This simple product (a round peice of aluminum which replaces your big ring) has saved me a lot of money in big ring replacements. If you have problems grinding the teeth off your rings I would recomend this product to you. Its a cool product which gives the user much more confidence clearing logs and rocks.

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Sal Mellander   Weekend Warrior [Oct 17, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: My bent big ring with 1/4 of the teeth half gone provided this function previously.
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5
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5
Alex   Weekend Warrior [Oct 14, 2000]
Strength:

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)

Weakness:

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

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!!!!

Similar Products Used: homemade bash ring, girvin rock ring
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5
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Zak   Downhiller [Apr 03, 2003]
Strength:

Works just like it's suposed too

Weakness:

mabye a little heavy if your really conserned about that wieght

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

Similar Products Used: my big ring
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5
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5
tim bugbee   Weekend Warrior [Jun 07, 2000]
Strength:

- 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.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: threshold design bash ring
robin coope custom ring
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5
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5
charlie   Cross Country Rider [Jun 07, 2000]
Strength:

well, its, errr, strength

Weakness:

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

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!)

Similar Products Used: girvin rock ring, blackspire xc ring guard(you get to keep all 3 with this one)
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PUFF   Weekend Warrior [Apr 03, 2000]
Strength:

Save the sweet raceface ring

Weakness:

nope none does what its supposed to

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

Similar Products Used: none
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5
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5
chris lee   Weekend Warrior [Jul 21, 2003]
Strength:

NONE!!!

Weakness:

BROKE IN ONE DAY

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

Similar Products Used: My BIG RING
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