So I'm curious... around here, basically everyone runs full length fork guards. I recently sold mine as part of a deal with an outgoing bike, and haven't had a new set to put on, so I've been riding without them. I quite like not using them, mainly because all that extra perceived width they give to the front end makes it look like a totally different machine without them. The first time I ground a lower against a rock kinda sucked, but hey, that's trials. I've done a bit of a 180 on the idea of all these protective bits that get thrown on bikes, essentially covering up all the nice details we enjoy about them and led to us buying them in the first place. Then there's the fact that literally zero trials riders in Europe (ok, maybe one or two) use full length fork guards, and as you're all aware Europe is just better. Maybe they just don't crash, or more likely they've all agreed a social contract that believes full length guards look more goofy than they're ultimately worth. This feeling of enjoyment will likely last right up until I bash a stanchion, at which point I'm out about $175 plus seals.