Are Derailleur Guards worthwhile for kids?

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Mububban
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Are Derailleur Guards worthwhile for kids?

Postby Mububban » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:37 pm

My kids have just graduated to 1x7 bikes, and inevitably they're going to drop it on the derailleur side eventually.

Do those metal loop derailleur guards I see on some kids bikes offer any worthwhile protection or are they largely cosmetic? I'm talking a 6 and 8 year old dropping it when getting off, or a low speed crash. They're not doing huge jumps or attacking downhill trails :)
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Re: Are Derailleur Guards worthwhile for kids?

Postby bychosis » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 am

I wouldn't buy one, but wouldn't remove it if fitted. My kids first 20" 1x7 had one, but three other bikes (2 24" and another 20") haven't had one and have survived.
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