Acerbis Rally Brush Guards
Installation was simple, in fact I have never had an easier to install set of hand guards. They came with all of the necessary hardware, including hardware for both aluminum and steel handlebars. There were absolutely no modifications necessary. In fact, I had them installed in less than ten minutes.
My other concern about my previous setup was clearance. I had heard horror stories about endos that included caught wrists and ripped tendons. As I grow older, I pay more attention to these stories. In this area, the Rally Guards are a huge improvement. Theres plenty of room, to pull out your hands if necessary.
I had two concerns about the Rally Guards. First, they are made of a flexible, nylon, plastic kind of material. I couldnt believe that theyd work as reliably as the aluminum guards in the area of protecting levers, perches, etc. Actually, once theyre installed, they are pretty stiff. In fact, I suspect the little give that they have has saved me from pretzeled bars on at least two occasions. However, this is just an opinion
My second concern regarded "coverage". I tend to ride (usually) out of control and invariable end up deep in bushes along side of the trail. With my previous setup, I couldnt ask for better protection. In this area, the Rally Guards are somewhat lacking. My first experience with them included a bloody and bruised pinky finger. I have since made adjustments (rotation on the guards) and, after adding the optional spoilers, am much more comfortable with the amount of coverage provided.
On the whole, Id say that these are an exceptional value. I have found them to be stylish and surprisingly reliable. I have suffered numerous crashes and two high-speed endos and the Rally Guards have survived, along with all levers, perches, and master cylinders. In fact, Im so happy with them that I purchased a pair for my RMX250 to replace my aluminum guards