Custom Gamut Guides - Pinkbike got the hook up.

Jun 17, 2009
by Jordan Holmes  
Designed with a minimalist approach the Gamut USA P30 guide is very lightweight finished product that works tremendously well. Designed around impact distribution the bashguard on the P30 is designed to ONLY protect 36 tooth chain rings, with a 104mm-4 bolt spacing. The new bashguard is constructed out of a new polycarbonate blend that's never been used before, and a spoke and cavity structure. Like the original flexible P30 and P40 before it, the new design employs a more optimal approach to energy distribution when absorbing impacts by flexing and returning to form. The new boomerang construction method reduces the overall weight by 25%, while providing greater protection too.




Gamut's design is about protecting what's needed to get to the bottom. For example we will talk about chain rings. If you bend a tooth, or damage your chain ring during a race run it could be the end to your podium chances. However, Gamut's polycarbonate bashguard has been designed around channeling those forces elsewhere. This allows you as the racer to get down to the bottom of your run mechanical free, or as close to that as possible.




Thanks to Dave-M for the shots

Gamut guides are exceptionally light! Advertised on their site at 220 grams we had to double check that weight on our own scale. Gamut was nice enough to do a custom design on our bashguard with some Canadian/Pinkbike.com flavor, so we did have a small weight penalty of 4 grams on our setup, however, the P30 is still extremely light.

Photo contains the P40 boomerang, which is heavier than the P30
Photo contains the P40 boomerang, which is heavier than the P30

The Pinkbike.com race team is stoked to be repping the custom guides this season, so if you see any of the racers at your local hill, take a second to check them out and ask the guys about fit and function. Gamut offers many other chain guides, all are designed to be weight conscious and chain ring size specific, and are 100% functional. If you have any questions about purchasing, or technologies involved with the Gamut guide, feel free to contact them through their site.

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Editor's Note:

Do to an error at our end, we weighed the Custom Pinkbike.com bash guard with a P40 boomerang and not the correct P30 boomerang. Thus the weight increase of a few grams over manufacturers said weights.


29 Comments

  • 24 5
 PINKBIKE Guides for the WIN!!!

...kinda wish they were e.thirteen though~ but still sick ^__^
  • 1 0
 nice i want it
  • 2 0
 nice i need one!! they are sweet!!
  • 11 0
 I need this Guide for my new Demo 8 '09 in Red Smile
  • 6 1
 Jesus Christ, "Gamut was nice enough to do a custom design on our bashguard with some Canadian/Pinkbike.com flavor, so we did have a small weight penalty of 4 grams on our setup, however, the P30 is still extremely light."

OMFG, 4 GRAMS!!!! There go my chances of placing podium!
  • 1 0
 Its not going to make a difference is it! But come to think of it what if the guy infront is running a non custom D: he could win AHHHHH
  • 7 3
 lmao! that 4 grams was not gained because of the "custom pink bike printing" gamut quides essentially have a sticker on the back of the clear polycorbonate ring. your pinkbike symbol and canadian flag/symbols are printed on that sticker. it shouldn't gain any weight. especially 4 grams!

they are still sick guides though!
  • 2 1
 LOL. just caught that.
  • 5 1
 haha yeah not to bash on gamut (no pun intended) but that 4 grams is not in the extra printing. its more of a TRUE weight rather than claimed haha. super funny

gamut guides are sick fo sho. i lvoe mine, for the most part. there are a few things i would like them to change, such as METRIC bolts.... its pretty lame having a chain guide with american bolts, in an all METRIC industry lol
  • 3 1
 Regarding the 4 grams, I think you missed the joke. Sarcasm is hard to convey on the internet!
  • 3 0
 I thik all you guys missed it. The editors note says they weighed with a P40 boomerang which weighs slightly more
  • 0 0
 yeah the picture says it's the p40 boomerang not the p30's
  • 0 0
 [Quoten]Gamut was nice enough to do a custom design on our bashguard with some Canadian/Pinkbike.com flavor, so we did have a small weight penalty of 4 grams on our setup[/Quoten]


idk if that caption was there when i first posted my comment. i don't recall seeing it. i believe it might have been later added. i saw the post within minutes of its posting. i recall reading the whole thing and the quote above is what i drew from the article lol. i believe the P40 part was added. but oh well, still funny. and still great guides
  • 4 2
 Good to see a company doing it right way and relying on bashguards, not stupid tacos attached to 3 pissy little bolts.
  • 4 3
 Well, the way I see it is if you are any good you don't need a full bashguard. But thanks for telling us how the hack riders feel.
  • 0 0
 that is too similar to the 09 E13 SRS. the guide itself looks very similar except a few differences in actual shape. anyways cool stickers on a bashgaurd. anybody could do this with a little time on their hands.
  • 0 0
 Very sweet looking custom bashes. I run Gamut guides and bashes (p20 and p 30) on both my rides. Excellent product and I really can't say enough about their customer service. Just awesome people in general.
  • 2 0
 i will stick with my dirt mag limited 1 Razz
  • 0 0
 Guys, weight is off because the pic has the P40 boomer and not the P30 boomer.
P30 Bash is 82g
P30 Boomer ISCG w/hardware is 135g
P30 ISCG Complete is 217g
  • 1 1
 it looks alright, i wouldn't really run it. taco guards are the way of the future. how often do you hit the top of your ring?
  • 1 0
 wow...thats so cool that you got CUSTOM chainguides.
  • 1 0
 you should sell them in the shop section
  • 1 0
 where can i buy one?
  • 0 0
 They are comin out with a dual ring guide like on the SX Trail.
  • 0 0
 these are freakin dope
  • 0 1
 too bad they dont have a dual ring setup
  • 0 0
 I like it
  • 0 0
 nic3 how much are they?
  • 0 0
 love my gamut guide

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