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Disc Gaurds

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Who's running after market disc gaurds?

After ridding this weekend I discovered that my back gaurd is broken....pretty good too. I didn't even know untill someone pointed it out to me.

So, I need to get a new one. Should I just go stock or should I go aftermarket?

Do you really need one for the front disc?

What are you guys running and where can I order them?

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I run an xr's only on the rear and I use the Acerbis fork/disc guard up front. Devol also makes some nice ones too. Works well and looks good. The only thing I don't like about aftermarket ones is that the rear and front disc guards do not encompass the entire disc like the stock plastic one. They just hang a tad lower on the front to stop rocks before hitting them.

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Do you really need one for the front disc? What are you guys running and where can I order them?

Everything's fine without them UNTIL you drop it. I've got the stock rear guard on my XRL and its still intact to date. But last time I went off-roading at McCain Valley in So Cal in the rain 2 weekends ago, the front end washed out on me more than I care to remember. Something to do with the crappy front tire I had that I replaced the very next day!

I'm really glad I decided to install the Acerbis fork/disc guards this past winter. I've got some nasty gouges on each of the plastic covers that would have been on metal, or worse. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

For the rear, do a search for the "Shark fin." It's a really nicely machined, all aluminum replacement for the rear plastic guard. Not cheap, but well worth it. Once I break mine, I'll be getting one of those. Baja Designs and lots of other places sell 'em.

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Santa brought me Devol front and rear guards. They both wrap around to guard the leading edge of the disk. Great product and priced right.

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The Scott's unitis much more than just a shark fin! It replaces the entire caliper mounting bracket assembly and guard with a single piece. :)

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