Pegless Riders, Do you run hubguards if you are doing pedal grinds?

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4/30/2017 8:55 PM

It's probably a silly question. The last bike I had with pegs had drops that were big enough to protect my rear hub at least, pretty sure in the front too. I kinda want to try pedal feebles but I'm wondering if I should be worried about bashing my hub. I've never tried pedal grinds and there isn't a lot of meat on modern drop outs. Thanks


4/30/2017 11:33 PM

Nah, you don't need em. Because of where the pedals are on your bike compared to a peg, your dropouts and hub area will probably be below the edge of the ledge. I get a fair bit of chainstay rash, but I don't mind that because it looks gnarly.

A while ago I contemplated one for the rear drive side just in case I ever land on my driver, but that doesn't really happen either.


5/1/2017 2:15 AM

To add to above, I say "no" to guards as well.

I recently began learning pedal grinds and stalls, and guards on either front or rear simply aren't necessary.


Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.

5/1/2017 8:02 AM