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EB14: New Full Carbon Fiber Bashrings, Chainguides & More from Carbocage

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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…

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Depending on your crankset, different bash rings may be needed. Here, they have options for Shimano XT, E13’s LG1 and a universal fit.

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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.

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Nothing says bling like machined, full carbon components and accessories. In the background are their carbon headset/steerer tube caps.

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They also make standalone dual chain guides.

Carbocage.com

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Matt
Matt
9 years ago

Wouldn’t kevlar be a better material for bashing than carbon fiber?

Jesse Edwards
Jesse Edwards
9 years ago

Yeah, what Matt said. Isn’t carbon fiber the worst material for this application? If you need a bashguard, then you are probably riding hard enough that 50 grams around your BB will make absolutely no difference to your performance. NONE.

Loki
Loki
9 years ago

Kevlar wouldn’t be a better material. It has a lower laminate, strength to weight and tensile strength than carbon fiber. Where it really fails is that it has a poor compression strength, approx. 1/10th of it’s tensile – it’s strong, but doesn’t like to be hit from the side. It has much greater abrasion and fatigue resistance.

If (tensile) strength is the only consideration, then stronger varieties of Kevlar are best. If stiffness, strength AND light weight are the important factors then carbon fiber is better.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
9 years ago

carbon and bash.

FoolCyclist
FoolCyclist
9 years ago

Yes, just what we need. Expensive parts to bash against rocks and roots, so I can replace them faster with more expensive parts. I am still using my lightweight RaceFace bash guard from 8+ years ago and its in no need of replacing. Just because someone can make these, doesn’t mean they should.

wuffles
wuffles
9 years ago

In the right applications, carbon can make excellent bike parts. A freakin’ BASH guard is not one of those applications.

Can I get some of what they were smoking when they came up with this idea?

Drew Diller
9 years ago

Carbon is application specific. I’m confident a worthy bashguard could be made of the stuff.

With the machining required, I’m not sure WHY you’d want to from a manufacturing standpoint. But I wouldn’t be surprised if these really are up to the task.

I sure as hell don’t understand it from a costs perspective.

shredder
shredder
9 years ago

Am I the only one who sees that carbon is not what makes contact with rocks. There is some sort of cover on the bottom of all of those bashrings. Almost looks like automotive trim.

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