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That is the question?

I do not run "big" rings on any of my bikes, so the fat bike will be no different. The big ring will be getting removed.
How many of you run a 2x setup with a bashguard? How many ditch the big ring, but leave the middle ring unprotected?

While there will be snow riding during the winter, I'm in Indiana so much of the riding will be singletrack in the summer.

I'm kinda leaning towards bashguard, just to be safe.:thumbsup:
 

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is buachail foighneach me
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If you don't have a tendency to hit your big chainring on logs or rocks, and you run a properly adjusted front derailluer, then a bashring is useless.
 

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I have an e.Thirteen Turbocharger on my Pug and I am glad its there. It helps me not get stuck on logs and such
 

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2 + bash here too, love the setup, and I've never once wished for a big ring. Since my Pugs is my commuter, it's nice not having to worry about my pant leg getting caught or my pants getting dirty either.
 

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picked up a salsa ring dinger for my pugs.
not really concerned about 'bashing' (although i have used the outer ring to claw over logs...) - but i noticed in the snow i had a tendency to snag my right boot or gaiter on the outer ring (since the chain was never on it) when bailing out in deep snow or sometimes just standing with 1 leg astride the bike. ring dinger makes this a non issue. (as would if I just removed the outer...)
 

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My bashring is more for me than the bike :)
 

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There's a difference between a "bash" guard and a "ring" guard. I run a ring guard on mine. Keeps my pants directly off the ring, keeps things in line pending a der adjustment malfunction, and offers some measure of protection in case of a log or rock mess up.
 

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bighit said:
i stink so much i only run a 22t.
That's what I use when my Pug is SS, so I must stink too :)
 
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