This is a truly unique product coming from a private fabricator in Spring, TX. He is only making one style of bash guard. So if you happen to be rocking a 104bcd spider (bcd = bolt circle diameter), or are thinking of piecing together a new rig from scratch, you ought to consider Joe Rogers’ custom Ti work. Bash through the break for more pics and info…
6al-4v Ti is the same material Rogers uses for his other fabrications, i.e., chainrings. The one pictured here is a titanium 44t chainring made by Rogers for Olympic Silver Medalist Sam Willoughby.
His bash guard design is a two-piece, allowing for far less required material. The result — ring protection where you need it, and none where you don’t. That and the fact this thing only weights 41 grams.
Again, assuming your current or future spider is 104bcd (bcd information is often stamped on the rings themselves), Rogers is even sweetening the deal by offering free matte or gold-anodized finishes. Bling bling for $65 or your best trade in! (Yes, Rogers is entertaining bike-part trade offers. Take note those of you working in the cycling industry.)
Rogers is selling via Pinkbike with ticker name RogersJoe14 — catch him here.