Bash rings are a useful item on trails that have obstacles, big or small. They take the place of a big chainring that would get hung up on roots, rocks, or logs, and they protect the middle and granny rings from damage. On the Shore, they're basically a necessity. Street riders also put them to good use when they're doing grinds or stalls.
Straitline offers two different styles of 104mm, four-bolt bashguards: serrated and octagonal. The octagonal bash rings are slightly concave, to provide a better balance point for sprocket stalls.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Got the X-Ray colour, pretty nice but not quite as it appears in the picture. It's actually silver and black, and from anything more than a few feet away it just looks like you've got a black bash ring that's really scuffed! Nice bash rings though, had a copper one on my Specialized that got nicked, that was pretty sweet.
08 January 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Got the orange but found it wouldn't fit my raceface next SL crank. Mounting circle ever so slightly smaller than crank ledges/raceface chain rings (Bolt circle diameter fine). Had to take to it with a file to get it on (only needed little more than the anodising removed from inside the mounting tabs to fit)
30 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Got it in orange and the finishing is just awesome(it's straitline product!), the color is so intense and bright. They're light and strong, do I need to say more?
27 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous buy it for sure!superb quality and durability!it swallows everything:D
05 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Un perfecto guardaplatos, muy bonito y queda muy bien en la bici.
18 April 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous I have this fitted to my 26" DJ/Street bike. I've given it some really heavy knocks in the skate park and its still doing its job.
Heavier than others I've seen.
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice, it does the job, you can buy it.
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I got the white. It's too light and sexy. Buy it. I did not throw anything on it yet!
02 October 2007