not sure if that what its called, but do i need the plastic piece in between the cassete and the spokes? mine is kinda cracked. can i remove it? or just grab a new one?
If you feel confident that you can keep it adjusted so as not to drop the chain off the big cog, AND have the sense of feel to know when it has been dropped before you try to pedal hard and do more damage, then you can get rid of it.nokfir2 said:got a enduro expert. sram XO derailer
It happened to me.RBowles said:I've seen a lot of bikes that had it removed, but I leave mine on in case the chain comes off and tries to go between the cassette and spokes. I could see the spokes getting mangled if it happened. I could be wrong.
Take it off and make sure your derailleur is adjusted properly, especially its limits. Also, don't shift under pressure.nokfir2 said:i use the big cog alot when riding my local trail, always shifting it. sometimes quick and underpressure.. i guess i should leave on.
I meant no offense- just was the first 'witty' thing that popped into my head. TBH, as long as you keep an eye on your chain, der. setup, and the teeth on your cassette, I wouldn't think you'd have an issue... and in reality, I'd be more concerned with it snapping off while riding (you don't want to leave that lying out in the woods anyway).nokfir2 said:sorry for not being as knowledgeable as you on bicycles.