Now that you asked, Murphy's Law will apply to your decision. Case in point - Lack of traction and skill, plus steep single track wacked my WR450 in to a scrub pine on Texas Creek, CO this weekend. The tree bent the left fork, removed the left shroud completely and bent my left footpeg backward. If not for the Devol radiator guards
the ground would have been colored electric green and I would have been limping to the truck. If Flatland makes a stronger guard than Devol
- buy it. Forget about braces and bike weight. Go on a diet, lose 2 pounds and armor your bike instead.