Eclat AK Guard

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3/3/2016 1:01 PM

So I was talking with Topsey about this , and I'm pretty excited for it , so here's my thoughts .

It reminds me of a normal sprocket with the option for a bolt on guard like Shadow or Profile , but all around and plastic . So you can take it off and run it normally but if you want to grind and that , you can toss it on as well . Eclats plastic compound lasts forever and is insanely strong so I'd trust the plastic . I imagine using it for protection against bashing it on a rail or ledge would help out and it's purpose as less hangups on crankarm grinds make sense , too .

I figured it'd be a good place to save weight with the plastic compared to a full on guard , while being able to beat it up . Obviously I'd reconsider doing a crazy gap - sprocket stall on a brick ledge or something but I'd presume it be awesome and strong .

I'm really looking forward to it and Eclat Predator tires , too. They'll most likely be additions onto my bike.

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3/3/2016 6:19 PM

i would wear it down so fast

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3/3/2016 7:32 PM

JonnyGanja wrote:

i would wear it down so fast

I don't imagine so , it's the same compound on my venom pegs end they lasted a year with life left still

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3/3/2016 7:57 PM

Topsey is a BMX legend

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3/3/2016 8:44 PM

Just like plastic pegs, this is a retarded idea. Pegs and BASH guards are meant to be SMASHED ON SHIT! Making these things out of plastic is completely silly! Besides, most people do not need a sprocket guard. As long as you have a decent chain and sprocket the occasional sprocket stall or slip out of a grind is fine. I've done sprocket stalls on my animal v3 with fly tractor chain on metal and brick and it was fine. Only people who land on them all the time need the guard, and a plastic one will not really help.

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3/3/2016 9:33 PM

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Topsey is a BMX legend

Ahh yes. The legend of Topsey. The "cheesy one"

In fact I remember about something that he owned that was quite "fiendish" if you might ask. Something mighty, something ...DARK. He's also known by someone of the shortened name "DMJ" but I'm not getting into that.

There was conversation some time ago, about something known as.... The DC talking about how it slithered around his house out of it's tank. All over his bike and spare parts. During the conversation I thought what a... what a fiend

Anyway he disappeared from here. Me and my friends were quite distraught from this. Turns out the DC became excessively enraged as it ...grew last time I heard it was said to be a 15 footer... known as a Super DC

Topsey never took care of the DC and as it grew, it's environment shrunk, in fact, when it became enraged it attacked Topsey out of spite. Topsey did what he could to flee. He found his cheese knife and tried killing it out of defense. Didn't work. he chopped the head off and it multiplied and ANOTHER 15ft DC had sprouted within minutes leading Topsey to a difficult challenge. Fighting the DC

Anyway. if I recall. The Cheesy One did not survive.

Sad day it was. When the day of the funeral for Topsey arrived, there was a document with final requests. He wanted to have some of his closest friends come out. One of his friends in particular, who does good Goofy impressions, was told to call Topsey "Mick" at the funeral. Said his last goodbye to Topsey. Worded out below

Gawrsh Mick. Why did things have to be this way. I wish you'd of listened to me about that dark, evil, creature. It did not seem like something to have as a pet and it proved me right, at what cost though. Certainly not the cost of your life. Hell, you made one hell of a cheesecake for starters. I still wonder how you made the cheese. Anyway. I do not wish to utter my final goodbye. Because, eventually. I'll see you again. See you... later. My friend. See you later. In the heavens above.

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3/3/2016 11:57 PM

I don't think it woyld wear superfast, but I would be more afraid than the plastic scratch on the chain after a rough impact, an having to cut a part of the guard. Something similar has already happen to me with a BSD plastic guard, after a gew rough grinds, the guard was bent and hitting the spokes while the wheel was turning, so I had to shorten the guard to get it out of the spokes, beside that... It slides well but I'm still sold on cromoly steel guards, even alloy, I got some since years and there are fine.

But still in the plastic / metal mix, eclat will soon release the ak pedal, which is a plastic with replacable pins (like a JCPC), there's some reading about it here, something I really like with them is the fact you can change pedal bodies only, and also, those bodies are left/right side compatible, I'm used to BSD safari pedals and they are fine, but I always smoke the left pedal way faster, so I still got a pile of right side pedals (which keeps growing because I still buy pedals per pair and not only the left one than I would really need... Whatever those pedals sounds good I will probably give them a try when they'll be avaiable.

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3/4/2016 1:14 AM

As noted , someone who wants protection without the need to run a full metal guard and save weight / switch the guard on and off , this is perfect. I can imagine someone trying bashes or crankarm and not liking it so they can take the guard off and save weight or keep it on and have a low profile bash guard that isn't heavy or as big as a normal one .

If it's available at a decent price here in Canada , I'll be picking one up .

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