written by J.V. Nixon
The Party Crasher is MRPâ€™s answer to the increased demand for polycarbonate bash guards. It has MRP markings around the sides of it in white and is a clear brownish color.
The Party Crasher comes in two sizes. The one in this review is the 35-40t model.
There are lots of benefits to running a polycarbonate bash guard over a metal one. Some benefits of polycarbonate bash rings include:
Fairly lightweight at
221g The guard absorbs impacts and doesnâ€™t bend or get jaggy from impacts.
Thicker (13mm) than conventional metal bash plates and can take hits very well.
Scrub across rocks and obstacles instead of getting hung up on them.
Polycarbonate is strong and doesnâ€™t deform, which means you can finish your race or ride.
There are a few notable issues with using polycarbonate bash guards.
Not as light as some metal bashguards.
Care in installation to not over torque and crack the guide.
Using mineral based cleaners/lubes can dry out the polycarbonate and make it crack.
The Party Crasher itself weighs in at
221g and according to MRP will cover a 35-40t chainring. However, it will only cover up to a 38t properly.
The Party casher has an MSRP price of $39.00 USD.
Chad at Red Barn Bicycles if you’re looking for a great price.
The Party Crasher is a good investment if youâ€™re interested in keeping your drivetrain protected and running during a race run. It keeps your drivetrain safe and it wonâ€™t deform or bend like metal guides. The polycarbonate slides over rocks and obstacles instead of getting hung up on them. Worth while investment? Definitely.