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handgaurds/barkbashers, etc

May 16, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
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i don't know much about the moto world but was in a shop recently and saw that they have a solution to smashing fingers and hands on trees n branches. they are called 'handgaurds'. who knew.

anyone ever adapted these or made their own version for mtn bikes? i've never seen anything of the sort. seems like a decent idea for those of us who have broken bones hitting trees and still have some fear about it.

May 16, 2014, 3:46 p.m.
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i don't know much about the moto world but was in a shop recently and saw that they have a solution to smashing fingers and hands on trees n branches. they are called 'handgaurds'. who knew.

anyone ever adapted these or made their own version for mtn bikes? i've never seen anything of the sort. seems like a decent idea for those of us who have broken bones hitting trees and still have some fear about it.

If you look at the old NSX video's I think it was Ken Maude who ran a set. Will Craig runs a set as well though that would be more to protect his prosthetic handlebar connector.

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May 16, 2014, 3:48 p.m.
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If you look at the old NSX video's I think it was Ken Maude who ran a set. Will Craig runs a set as well though that would be more to protect his prosthetic handlebar connector.

(non)smokin' jay had em.pretty sure

May 16, 2014, 3:58 p.m.
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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t/962/Handguards

they'll likely fit MTB bars without too much modification, but good luck being a weight weenie or look cool at the park.

May 16, 2014, 4:33 p.m.
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eh?

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May 16, 2014, 4:41 p.m.
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eh?

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May 16, 2014, 5:31 p.m.
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(non)smokin' jay had em.pretty sure

One's I recall where on Norco…green paint I think.

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May 16, 2014, 5:47 p.m.
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I remember wanting these back in the day.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PARAMANI-ACERBIS-MTB-BIANCHI-PLASTIC-BICYCLE-HANDGUARDS-HANDSCHUTZ-5446-/171177523833

May 16, 2014, 7:57 p.m.
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I ride with two guys that rock bark busters.
Clayton has a home-made 4130 singlespeed, high pivot, jackshaft, monster trucking bike. PB runs a sunday with totem. They both shred.

May 17, 2014, 7:33 a.m.
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i would not dream of riding a woods moto bike with out them, and they may have a place on some bikes. Weight is the cost, but it provides insurance for your break levers too.
Maybe a single point bolt on one would trim the weight.

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May 17, 2014, 9:57 a.m.
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Maybe Scott will bring back the AT3 bar?
(I still have one on my old GT Avalanche commuter bike.)


(not my pic)

At least 3 people hit the tree beside the Stage 2 final check point on the Twoonie this week.

If you want even more protection (and hand positions), there was the Scott AT4.

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