Let’s say you’ve spent your money on a nice crankset or chainring and you want to protect them. Not because you can’t afford a replacement, but because replacing them is such a terrible inconvenience. If that’s your predicament, Carbocage has the solution with several new models of bash guard, bash ring and chain guides.
Above, the universal ISCG05 mount Taco-style bash guards are sized to accommodate different chainring sizes, and they incorporate a topside chain guide, too. On the bottom (cut off) are standalone chain guides and bash guards if you don’t need the combo piece. The chain guide works with E-type BB mounts. Prices range from about €80-160.
Bash on through for more lightweight options…
Depending on your crankset, different bash rings may be needed. Here, they have options for Shimano XT, E13’s LG1 and a universal fit.
This custom edition of their Taco guard and dual chain guide is made for the Specialized Demo. It’ll also work with similar frames, such as the Propain Rage, Santa Cruz V10, Scott Gambler, Knolly Podium, etc.
Nothing says bling like machined, full carbon components and accessories. In the background are their carbon headset/steerer tube caps.
They also make standalone dual chain guides.