Replacement outer bash ring manufactured from Polycarbonate, Lexan, Thermoplastic alloy, Makrolon , TuffMax...Its all plastic no matter what you call it!!. Absorbs hits and shock better than alloy, causing less damage and is transparent letting you check out your gorgeous anodized coloured ring through the guard.
Blackspire Bash Ring Features:
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Bolt Pattern: 104mm
Includes 16mm Bolts
For use with MTB/BMX
Buy Blackspire Bash Rings from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 2 out of 5 by thelu some kind if design fault
Having used plastic bash guards before, I was keen to try the blackspire, and the price was too good to argue. However, when fitted there soon appeared to be small cracks around the bolt holes. And I could never get a nice tight feeling to the bolts without it feeling like it would break. This meant the chainring creaked slightly. Crc refunded and I got a hope one, much better.
29 November 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by turbo Buhuuu
This bash looks god bud mine started cracking already at the time I mounted it, after a few weeks use it went into the bin.
18 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Ordered this last week and instead of receiving the stuff I'd paid for I received a guys running gear of half the value of what Id ordered. Not sure how you confuse Lanzarote with New Zealand but CRC did!!! EPIC! Order from somewhere else other than CRC. Maybe more expensive but at least you'll get your stuff.
22 January 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous at first I was impressed with the design and value for money, but as others have found, after very little use it started to crack around the bolt holes and looks like it will fall apart very soon. I won't be buying another one.
28 November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Looks solid, bolts provided do not fit with sram crankset, had to find bolts in bike shop.
29 September 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Replaces Third Ring
I bought this thinking it was a ring guard to replace a Truvative guard that I broke. The Blackspire actually replaces the third ring entirely, which (a) is not what I need and (b) a SOB to fit. That said, it looks like a very (very) sturdy bit of kit... just not what I needed.
25 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect size for 36T
Bought this in 36T size as the 40T one I have been using for a couple of years (still going strong) was just a little too big to fit my SLX double front mech the proper distance from biggest ring. This guard is approx 1-2mm larger than the 36T SLX chainring with the chain on it. Perfect.
14 September 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Too small diameter for 36T chainring with 1/8" chain
Too small outer diameter for my setup of 36T chainring and wide chain! The outer diameter should be about 8 mm bigger to guard the chain and the chainring. Should be all right for 34T, and possibly for 35T as well, BUT far too small for 36T, and therefore useless for me now.
Otherwise the products seems rather good and the bolts coming with the guard is handy too.
21 July 2012