2007 Wr 450
Posted October 12, 2008 - 05:33 PM
Posted October 17, 2008 - 03:13 PM
I've been doing a lot of trail riding the last few years and have always had the Acerbis Rally Pro guards. I've found them to be pretty tough but there are a few things I don't like about them.
Acerbis molds the plastic around the end of the aluminum bar back to where it mounts to the end of the handlebar. Not that I've ever thrown them away for it, but sometimes they get wiped out and the piece of plastic hangs out a little and it looks like crap. Not generally a problem as far as the plastic coming completely off. They have enough molded around the aluminum bar around the front.
The operational issue that I do have with them though, is that they don't have a large enough shield for my knuckles. I like to turn the guards down a little to get some protection for the levers but that ends up leaving my knuckles exposed and I whack them on sticks and branches more than I would like.
The quick answer for that was a set of Fox Bomber gloves, but I consider that only a band-aid.
I've been looking at the Cycra Alloy Pro Bend because they seem to have a larger overall plastic piece to protect my knuckles and the levers. But I haven't tried them yet so I can't give you any feedback.
I hope you find what works for and keep the skin on your knuckles.
Posted October 18, 2008 - 09:26 AM
Posted October 19, 2008 - 02:32 PM
Posted October 20, 2008 - 06:40 PM
Like I said, for me a guard is a guard as long as they don't spin or interfere with my controls. You can put the CYCRA hand shields on any guard and they can be bought separate just like the u mounts