Bash guard for Shimano M785 2 x10
Anyone recommend a bash guard for my shimano M785 2×10 crankset?Posted 4 years ago
I’m running the 26/38 teeth.
I’ve noticed that Blackspire make the defender in a 36t, 38t and 40t.
Reckon I should go for the 40t as I can’t seem to source a 38t version?
Will this do the job okay?
Or are there any other bash guards out there?
I’ve heard/read of people having problems with the defender fouling the front mech, so 38 might be better than 40.
Can’t vouch for that personally, as on my M785 I run a “bash of last resort” ie just change up into the big ring so the chain itself protects the teeth when I roll over logs 😀Posted 4 years agogonzyMember
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=80486&_$ja=tsid:46412|cgn:Bash+Guards|cn:Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-Eng-DT-SE|kw:283026UK_Lightweight+Bash+Guard+-+36-38t&gclid=CNWa_JDDz7cCFabLtAodE08AyAPosted 4 years ago
perthmtb – where did you hear about the 40t snagging the front mech?
Read it on one of the fora. Just had a quick Google but couldn’t find it, sorry. IIRC, the issue was the outer plate of the FD cage hitting the bash when in the ‘big’ ring. No need to have a bash larger than your big ring IMHO, you reduce clearance and are more likely to hit things…
On my race bike I run the M785 without bash, as I’m less likely to hit stuff. On my ‘fun’ bike I fitted an SLX M665 because it has a built in bash. Yes its 9sp, but I’ve had absolutely no issues running it with the rest of the drivetrain being 10sp, and I’m anal about my shifting 😀Posted 4 years agotyperMember
Normally just lurk here, but I’m running a M785 26/38t with a 40t max blackspire defender as I couldn’t get hold of a smaller one at the time. You can get it to work but there is very little clearance between the front mech and the defender (maybe 2-3mm) so it takes a bit of faffing about to get the mech set up 😉
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