Originally Posted by Stagehand
I've heard of this problem. Motocrossers speak of it. The only trouble is, they've not only saved my levers many times, but for the amount of time I hit trees, I've saved myself from broken fingers, and inadvertently hitting clutch and/or brake, and thereby outofcontrol probably a hundred times already.
So what do you do? pick your poison.
You know, over the years and involvement in MX, desert racing, enduros, street riding, and trials I have never ever heard of anybody getting injured by handguards. Not saying it can't happen, but I've never heard of it. On the other hand, they've saved me lots of pain from big bugs, cactus, trees, and rocks when I've gotten a little off line (rare but it happens
) or got caught in someone's roost and they've saved me from fives and crashes in trials.
And I bet Steve Rapp wished he'd had them going into T1 at Road A a few years ago. http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...4395906954225#