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Bikezilla said:
Dawg, dawg, dawg... now what would a weight weenie be doing with a bash ring?
Yeah, I know it's silly but I used to ride a 24lb hardtail and now my bike weighs 40lbs. I used to buy new parts to save weight on my bike and now it seems like every part I buy just makes the bike heavier. Somewhere it has to stop right? Here's the email I got from evil even though they did not really answer the question the way I would have liked:

Hello Shane,

Thanks for the email.

Do not trim down the size of your bash ring. This can decrease the
strength of the bash ring and negatively effect the performance on your
DRS. The bash ring comes in this diameter to allow riders to use up to
a 36t middle chain ring, a common gear that free riders like to use for
riding down hill. The DRS allows these riders to use their small ring
to pedal back up.

Our 32T Supercharger kit is not available. The demand for our 36T and
40T bash rings are so high that we have to focus production runs on
these items over the 32T.

Regards,

e.13 team

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 5:57 PM
Subject: size of bash ring

Hello I recently purchased the e-thirteen drs kit and installed it on my
bike that has 22-32 front chainring setup. The bash ring I ordered is
for the 36t and seems very large in diameter even for a 36t chainring.
Some people on the net have been trimming the bash ring because they
think it is too large and they don't really want to hit it on obstacles
more than necessary. Everyone is wondering why it was so large.
Maybe I should pick up a supercharger 32t ring to
put on to give me more clearance over obstacles?
-Shane
 

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Dawg pickin' fleas...

Just kidding Shane!

shanedawg said:
...now my bike weighs 40lbs. I used to buy new parts to save weight on my bike and now it seems like every part I buy just makes the bike heavier. Somewhere it has to stop right?
You're telling me! I seem to be adding weight every week. And it ain't from Krispy Kreme either!

shanedawg said:
Here's the email I got from evil even though they did not really answer the question the way I would have liked:

...Do not trim down the size of your bash ring. This can decrease the
strength of the bash ring and negatively effect the performance on your
DRS. ...Our 32T Supercharger kit is not available. The demand for our 36T and
40T bash rings are so high that we have to focus production runs on
these items over the 32T.
Thanks for checking with them.

One could see the reason in that the larger ring is stronger...but that begs the question, is the 32T ring weaker? My guess is as mfgr it would be unwise to recommend customers trim their rings down. Someone could easily futz it up and break something on a strike and want a warranty. Besides, I'm not a freerider. AAAAnnnyway, I wonder what the OD of the 32T ring is?
 
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