MRP XCG bashguard review

Lightweight triple chainring protector

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5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £29.99 RRP | USD $44.95
MRP XCG Bashguard

Our review

A blindingly simple bit of kit – essential for true trail hackers…
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It’s all too easy to bend a chainring on a rock, so using a double chainring and a bashguard is the usual solution.


For the triple ring folk, MRP have developed this simple bashguard that allows full use of three chainrings, and acts as a skid plate underneath to help you slide over rocks and logs.

The skid plate is mounted to a simple plate that comes in ISCG mount, or regular for fitting via the drive-side bottom bracket cup, and it comes in gold or black.


It’s a fit-and-forget affair that weighs only 120g, making it one of those products that makes you wonder why the hell you never had one before. 

Product Specifications


Name XCG Single Bashguard
Brand MRP

Description Available in Single and Triple ring versions
Manufacturer's Description The XCG Series of guards are designed to protect chainrings and cranks from damage due to the occasional rock or log encounter. They consist of a replaceable polycarbonate Skid direct-mounted to a 4mm thick alloy back plate. With an XCG Triple -you can keep the big chainring on and not worry about damaging it on obstacles. The XCG Triple is lightweight, and costs a lot less than replacing a high quality 44T ring, so it's a great accessory for the fast and technically aggressive XC rider or for any rider looking to protect their investment. It also has an upper chain-saver section to prevent the chain from falling off towards the inside.
Weight (g) 90
Features Protects chain rings up to 36T. Great for single-speed setups. Bottom-bracket mount or ISCG.
Available Colours Transparent