hope bash guard

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madmax245
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hope bash guard

Postby madmax245 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 18:21 pm

does anybody know when hope are putting their bashguard on sale????
Realylike the look of them.
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Postby bamba » Sat Oct 22, 2011 20:18 pm

like the look of it ? really ?

http://www.hopetech.com/page.aspx?itemi ... =technical
mind you the lastest offering from ethirteen looks pants imo
Cant find no mention of it for sale any where, apparently £35 which aint bad for a British product

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Postby getonyourbike » Sat Oct 22, 2011 20:46 pm

It's just because it says Hope on it :roll:

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Postby Pudseyp » Sat Oct 22, 2011 20:53 pm

Looks crap...take a look at Blackspire
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Postby madmax245 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 21:32 pm

like the look of the E*13 one aswell
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Postby Angry Bird » Sat Oct 22, 2011 21:43 pm

getonyourbike wrote:It's just because it says Hope on it :roll:


Nothing wrong with Hope, and if it's competitively priced you can hardly accuse someone of wanting one just because of it's brand.

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Postby ilovedirt » Sun Oct 23, 2011 00:48 am

I really like how straitline bashes look
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Postby getonyourbike » Sun Oct 23, 2011 08:51 am

ilovedirt wrote:I really like how straitline bashes look
You've got awesome taste :D Like me

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Postby getonyourbike » Sun Oct 23, 2011 08:52 am

Angry Bird wrote:
getonyourbike wrote:It's just because it says Hope on it :roll:


Nothing wrong with Hope, and if it's competitively priced you can hardly accuse someone of wanting one just because of it's brand.
That was said tongue in cheek btw

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Postby bluechair84 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 09:08 am

Isn't it less a bash guard and more a rock guard? So - it'll defend your ring against flying rocks, but you wouldn't want to use it to defend against impacts like when failing to bunny hop a log? Some of the others mentioned, like the e13 are considerably more substantial.

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Postby getonyourbike » Sun Oct 23, 2011 09:25 am

bluechair84 wrote:Isn't it less a bash guard and more a rock guard? So - it'll defend your ring against flying rocks, but you wouldn't want to use it to defend against impacts like when failing to bunny hop a log? Some of the others mentioned, like the e13 are considerably more substantial.
I don't know, it looks pretty chunky, pretty similair width to me Straitline one and I'd trust that to do anything. However, it isn't thinned near the chainring bolts like my Straitline so you'll still need longer chainring bolts than a standard ring. I only keep mentioning the Straitline bash as it's the only one I've got to compare against.

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Postby bluechair84 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:00 am

I can't really tell, it certainly looks narrower than my e13 though that's polycarbonate. I know some rings aren't designed as bash rings but rock guards though Hope call it an amazingly strong bash so... I suppose I should trust em until someone says otherwise :)

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Postby ilovedirt » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:01 am

getonyourbike wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:I really like how straitline bashes look
You've got awesome taste :D Like me

I meant the one that comes with their chain guide :P looks pretty cool, i used to have one and they do look less substantial than say an e-thirteen bash, but don't forget, e-thirteen ones are made of plastic, and the hope/straitline one is alloy, and a lot of pro downhill racers use them, and they are pretty tough. (in reply to bluechair)
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Postby getonyourbike » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:07 am

ilovedirt wrote:
getonyourbike wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:I really like how straitline bashes look
You've got awesome taste :D Like me

I meant the one that comes with their chain guide :P looks pretty cool, i used to have one and they do look less substantial than say an e-thirteen bash, but don't forget, e-thirteen ones are made of plastic, and the hope/straitline one is alloy, and a lot of pro downhill racers use them, and they are pretty tough. (in reply to bluechair)
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