Blackspire bashguard manufactured out of impact resistant Polycarbonate and CNC'd to to get rid of any excess weight. The new alternative to alloy bash guards which bend and deform with constant abuse, the new polycarbonate/lexan bashguards will outlast alloy anyday!
Features: • Now 20% Lighter • 3/8” Thick Molded Polycarbonate • Includes 16mm Chainring bolts • Size: covers up to 39t rings • Weight: 100g
Rated 2 out of 5 by VeggieTrailTroll Flash Guard But Don't Bash Too Hard
A sad day as this is my first review that's negative. The Blackspire Bashguard is a very tastey looking bit of kit ( I purchased the white ) & it has cleaned up very well using MUC-OFF & the garden hose. So it looks good, cleans well but is now about to crack into many, many pieces!!!! Hair line cracks around the bolts ( not overtightened ) and a split all the way through from the edge to the middle. I don't know how hard rocks and roots have hit my bash and it may just be at the end of its life ( not that i've had it that long ) saving my bike from more harm but now it's time for me to lay it to rest.....RIP bash....for the money you cost, you should have lasted alot longer.
27 August 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by trevt poor
does not deform...just snaps really short life span
04 August 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Ok product for easy terrain, otherwise reconsider
I bought this bash guard last summer. Now It has totally given up. I mainly ride xc- or all mountain terrain and bash guard has taken hit when rolling over fallen tree trunks. It has bearly any wear marks on the outer edge. Anyway, the structure around the bolt holes has cracked so badly it could be pulled away when chainring bolts were still intact. Problem, from my experience seems to be in the qualities of Lexan, from what this bash guard is made of. Lexan (polycarbonate) is a fairly hard plastic and thus, tends to crack under pressure. Softer material would bend, not crack.
Bottom line would be that this bash guard has saved my chainring, but my friends riding the same routes haven't had a material problem like this with competing products.
10 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Solid
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Fairly light, very solid, Id say would work for ring 36t to 39t.
20 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great bashguard
super light, super strong, really easy to fit, great overall product.
25 August 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous It does not waeigh as much as a E-13 but it's so weak really. It startded cracking on my first dh ride. now it's in peaces...
08 June 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous should i ?
is it really for sprocket size 40 ?
i got 36t sprock , if i'd buy this then it would be too big or what?
06 June 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great stuff!
Bit cheaper than E thirteen but just as good, looks great and performs great.
20 May 2007