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Choosing bike features - other equipment

Chain ring guard -protects pant leg cuffs

Chain ring guard

Even when I wear straps or rubber bands around the bottom of my pantlegs, they can accidentally contact with the chain or a chain ring and get stained. Also, even though I tuck my laces into my shoes, they might work their way out again as I pedal, and catch on the dirty outer chain ring.

It's really nice to find a bike with a guard shielding the chain or chain rings, as shown in the photo. It's often difficult to find an aftermarket guard that will mount to your bike.

Also, it's good to find a bike with reflectors already installed.