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.
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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.