Hot on the heels of the internet sensation ‘will it blend?’ OneUp is joining in with ‘will it smash?’ If you aren’t convinced of the benefits to just an upper guide, maybe the coconut shattering power of their Bash Guide will be more to your liking. Most direct mount rings no longer have the option to run a bash guard, though you don’t really want all the force of the impact running through your crank’s spider anyways.
Products like OneUp’s Bash Guide instead channel the impact through the ISCG 05 mounts on the frame which were meant to take the abuse. In order to put the Bash Guide to the test, OneUp loaded the Drop Tower of Destruction and decided to see just what it could smash…
Having just visited OneUp headquarters in Squamish, BC, we can vouch that the Drop Tower of Destruction is indeed real. Considering just how small their creekside operation is, it actually takes up quite a bit of real estate in their office (about as much as their home brew beer operation). But the testing not only proves how strong the Bash Guide is, but it also serves to illustrate how vulnerable your chainring could be to the right impact.
While not all frames will be compatible with their Bash Guide, those that include ISCG 05 mounts can add one for $79.95 and free world wide shipping.
- Install without removing your crank
- Single tool install and adjustment
- Boost compatible
- Oval Compatible
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Includes 2 top guide pieces 1xBlack 1xGreen
- Includes 3 bash plates (28-30T, 32-34T, 36T)