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
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.
The Pinkbike.com / Devinci DH team and is supported by:
Troy Lee Designs
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.