i think im ready... (ps i also need some help)

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3/12/2016 4:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/12/2016 5:00 PM

I think im ready to start grinding, my mate let me use his bike to grind yesterday and 2nd try i got a small gap to feeble and i felt like such a badass. ive been skeptical in the past because i crashed kinda hard when i was learning, my peg got hung up on a ledge and i went over the handlebars lol. also dents on my frame (which i wouldn't care about) but $$$ for a new frame would be very hard for me if i mess mine up. Im just going to put a chain stay guard on and some thin plastic on the bottom of my down tube to prevent dents.
i know which rear hubguard to get because i finaly found one that is made for my rear hub.

my question is...
What front hubguard should i get? a chromo one to last me? and what one will fit all/most bikes? (mine is a wtp volta 2011) and there isnt a specific front hubguard made for it.

What pegs should i get? chromo, plastic, etc? my town has not much to grind but what is grind able is mostly concrete and wood. I would like longer pegs since its easier to feeble and 180 out. also pegs that are fat, 37mm or over. im leaning towards the animal lino peg since of its 38mm diameter and its 4.5 inch long, its also chromo.
Any help is appreciated! thank you very much (:

ps, i have also done alot of research but i still cant decide!

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3/12/2016 5:21 PM

i got one lino g in the back and its great. G sport gland would be a good front guard.

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3/12/2016 5:39 PM

420bongblazer wrote:

i got one lino g in the back and its great. G sport gland would be a good front guard.

thanks man, is your lino g the bigger size? (4.5)?
Im trying to find a chromo front hub but its so hard :o

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3/12/2016 5:48 PM

Animal Lino G pegs (Any steel Animal peg at that)are good. I have two 2 year old ones on my left side, and one 7 year old Animal MKII on my right front which was formerly on my left front, still going strong. You won't be disappointed with them.


I would get a universal chromoly one for your front, you don't need hub-specific guards. I have two S&M guards on my front, but I grind a lot & I can be rough, so my left one is pretty dinged up already. I liked my Daily Grind guards much better but they didn't fit my new hub. I don't see them on Danscomp either and don't even know if they'd fit your hub anyway sooo...

If you want the best grinding experience, definitely go with chromoly pegs & guards. They won't drag like aluminum pegs & guards will, and you won't need to replace them after grinding a couple rough, unwaxed ledges like pc pegs & guards.

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3/12/2016 6:00 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Animal Lino G pegs (Any steel Animal peg at that)are good. I have two 2 year old ones on my left side, and one 7 year old Animal MKII on my right front which was formerly on my left front, still going strong. You won't be disappointed with them.


I would get a universal chromoly one for your front, you don't need hub-specific guards. I have two S&M guards on my front, but I grind a lot & I can be rough, so my left one is pretty dinged up already. I liked my Daily Grind guards much better but they didn't fit my new hub. I don't see them on Danscomp either and don't even know if they'd fit your hub anyway sooo...

If you want the best grinding experience, definitely go with chromoly pegs & guards. They won't drag like aluminum pegs & guards will, and you won't need to replace them after grinding a couple rough, unwaxed ledges like pc pegs & guards.

Thanks alot!
Yeah i think il go with the Animal Lino pegs in the longer size. And i dont want to spend the $$$ to keep replacing plastic pegs. These animals ones should hopefully be able to grind on wood and concrete, i guess il see soon.
the rear hub that fits my hub is 7075-T6 alloy guard but the hardwear inside is chromoly, will this still be allright?
il try to get a front chromo one though.

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3/12/2016 6:06 PM

mrbmxerforlife112 wrote:

thanks man, is your lino g the bigger size? (4.5)?
Im trying to find a chromo front hub but its so hard :o

Yeah, I got the 4.5 just for tricks in and out of grinds. Honestly a gland is good enough for the front. I do recommend a chromoly guard for your rear tho.

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3/12/2016 6:13 PM

mrbmxerforlife112 wrote:

Thanks alot!
Yeah i think il go with the Animal Lino pegs in the longer size. And i dont want to spend the $$$ to keep replacing plastic pegs. These animals ones should hopefully be able to grind on wood and concrete, i guess il see soon.
the rear hub that fits my hub is 7075-T6 alloy guard but the hardwear inside is chromoly, will this still be allright?
il try to get a front chromo one though.

They'll be fine on concrete. I grind concrete ledges (and even rough concrete ledges cause sparks are sweet) all the time and my pegs still have tons of life left... Except for a small part on my back peg from doing too many peg chinks without rotating the peg cause I didn't feel like it but that's my fault, not the pegs.


That guard should be fine, it just won't slide as well as a chromoly one would but it will still slide much better than grinding on your hub shell/spokes haha. Just keep an eye on it after you have it for awhile, even with a steel insert they can deform. I had 2 aluminum FBM hub guards before, both with a little steel insert, and the steel insert actually started forcing its way through the guard and on my first one it actually cracked around the insert and pushed all the way through until the center of the guard was just barely hanging on it. My second one did that too but I caught it in time and a larger washer helped give it some extra life.

It should still be fine though especially if it's a different/better one

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