Which Handguards?

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I want to race a C class enduro next year. I have a 20003 XR250. I will be riding in wooded areas half the time. I was told I will want something with an aluminum bar and the plastic guard that is easily replaced.

So...which brand and model do I get?

I saw some from Tusk "D-Flex" for $50

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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I would buy the Enduro Engineering ones they are about the same price or cheaper and sometimes the will even engrave them for free.
 
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Enduro Engineering is the only way to go, steer clear of the models with the bend in them, they have to make them out of softer material to get the bend so they also bend easier durring a fall, IMO
 

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Funny thing.... I called Cycra and asked them "...so, why the bend?" They didn't have a real good reason, other than "...it gives the rider more room". :think:
 
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They all appear to have a "bend". What am I missing?

I like the Enduro Eng. ones but, they don't have Honda red.

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dirt bike dave

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I know a few guys who have broken their wrists going over their bars and catching their hand on the plastic shield mounted to the aluminum hand guard.  The Cycra 'dip' lowers the plastic guard enough that you are less likely to catch it.  Also,  a lot of the debris that flys up to hit you comes from the ground, and the lower mounted guards will catch more of it, IMO.

Cycra Pro Bends are the best I've used, and they are plenty strong. 
 

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I guess it depends on the type of riding you do. For me, I'm much more likely to get whacked with a branch - both under and over the BB, than I am to go over the handlebars and get my wrists hung up on them. The sides of my BBs take a beating from trees as well.
 
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I really like the Moose hand guards. They are one of the best guards I have used.
 
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I personaly have the moose guards which have out lasted two sets of handlebars without a bend in them. I believe the bend in the cycra is so that you can mount them to the triple clamp instead of the handlebar. My brother has them on his bike and he did put a dent in them in a collision with a tree.
 
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I personally love the Acerbis all plastic hanguards. Yes, I said ALL plastic. I've had zero stuck throttles, and after a crash I simply move the barkbuster back into place. I highly recommend these, I've raced for 3 seasons on them, and have yet to experience one failure, and I've wrapped them around the bars alot.

Give is good in my opinion, it keeps your wheels on the ground pointed where you want them to go, rather than deflecting.

Jon
 

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The Moose and EE's are the same thing. although moose has not updated their plastic shroud to the new design yet. I like the idea of being able to replace just the shroud.
 
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#15
I have the Cyra and everytime I have a hard crash the screw strips out (the swivel piece) I do think they have a lot of room but the aluminum mounting pieces are way to week.