Just got myself a new bike after a couple years off the bike. I can’t make my mind up but I’m after a bashguard. Do I go for the MRP XCG Triple Ring Bashguard or do I just remove my third ring & get a bashring to protect the other two. I don’t seem to be using the third ring at all.
What bashrings would people recommend & how do I set up my front mech?
I run a bash ring with 22/36 and 24/38 on my 2 bikes. I don’t miss having the big ring and with a bash ring you have a bit more clearance over rocks etc.. I guess there’s not much difference between them but I like Blackspire and Raceface bashrings. Some like e-13 can be a bit heavy. As for setting it up. Once you have 2 rings and a bash ring on your cranks- Shift into your middle ring at the front There’s 2 little adjuster screws on your front mech. Turn the ‘H’ one until you can’t shift into the big ring. Leave your front mech where it is on the frame.
With a 36t ring and your outer removed you only loose top gear off a 44t big ring, and bottom gear off your 32t middle (roughly speaking, using an 11-34 casstte) so you’ll need the little ring a bit more often.
That’s what I just fitted, although I’ve not tried it out yet.
Here’s the table I worked it out from –
(Given in gear inches – Front divided by rear X 26)