I’d keep the SLX…
Errrm, is the race face for sale? 😉
What I’m trying to say is, from purely aesthetic reasons (being a tart) I’d swap them over. But if you decide to keep the SLX then I’m in the market for a 36t bash guard to swap mine over.
Otherwise, if you have a spare, whaddya got to lose by keeping the SLX on? If it breaks, swap it then but I’m sure they’ve done their research into tuffness.Posted 8 years agochakapingSubscriber
SLX bashring isn’t that fragile, the problem with them is the fixing bolts.
They don’t actually grip the bash, so they can easily pop out, leading to a loose ring – and nobody wants one of those.
The bash doesn’t actually fall off, because the crankarm and middle ring hold it in place, but it’s easy to wobble it about with your hand.
I’ve swapped the one on my Big Hit for an e13 I had already, but am keeping the SLX on my Reign as it doesn’t really seem to cause any harm.Posted 8 years ago
If you’re bothered about how a bash ring looks, then you don’t really need one, do you? They are there to be abused in my book, not to look good.
😆 🙄Posted 8 years ago
I used to think like that and had one of those awful looking cheap Truvativ jobbies too. Thankfully one impact too many cracked it and now I have a much better looking (albeit much dearer) e13.
I used to think like that and had one of those awful looking cheap Truvativ jobbies too
I think it looks great. It’s black with some subtle bronze/brown graphics and mathces my bike nicely. It’s taken a few knocks so far and is fine.
Personally I shied away from the E13 ones because I thought they looked naff. Sorry, but there you go….. 🙂
Posted 8 years ago
fair point PP, yours is one of the prettier Truvativs. Mine was considerably less stylish. Do you have any issues with the guard being severely flared away from the middle ring? I found I was quite regularly losing my chain down there. Not had the problem once with the much flusher fitting e13Posted 8 years ago
No, I’ve never lost the chain between the ring and bashring. I fact it *just* touches the bashring and rubs a bit in top gear. I can live with that.
I like Truvative and FSA finishing kit. I’ve always found it cheap, reliable and just as good as anything else. I’ve got/had bars, seatposts, stems, bashguards, chainrings etc. All good.Posted 8 years ago
Whats the bike pete a stumpy ?
Any bashy will do the job , i actually dont mind the e.thirteen’s either, it just nearly all come in black or black except for the e13’s and IMO they look very wannabe downhiller. BBG are hand made by 1 guy in his shed , they are cheap and look good .
Hey if you are happy with what you have , good . If you want to change it , you will get a load of options on here ….Posted 8 years ago
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