Great guards. I wanted a flag style guard for my trail riding 9 year old. Plenty of flex and room for his unexpected get offs. Kept his hands protected from tree branches and rocks great durable product will save you plenty of cash in lever replacement.
About an hour into my first hair scramble I had a nasty get off at moderate speed in a rocky area. The Cycra handguard completely folded around the clutch pinning it to the grip making the bike unridable. I was able to (after a few minutes thanks to being fatigued) bend it back in the right position and carry on.
With that said, I do think it’s a decent handguard depending on the type of riding you do and the terrain you do it in. I just don’t trust it and will be swapping them out for a wrap around guard.
They look nice and I think the idea of the guards has potential, but a few minor crashes and these things are toast because of poor design and materials that are not very durable. The plastic used to support the flags cracks when slammed against the edge of the aluminum mounts. The result is that the spring mechanism does not have enough material to stop the flags from just sitting against your lever (see photo). The clutch side lasted maybe 6 rides with only minor crashes and I can see that the brake side is also starting to crack. Not worth the price unless they update the design and materials. The plastic portion that is prone to crack needs reinforcement or to be made of metal.
Plastic cracked/ripped where guard pivots and now just rests against the lever.
These are my 3rd pair of Cycra Rebound handgaurds for my 3 bikes at home, they truly are very easy to install in 10 minutes once you figure out your desired positioning of them. Look super good and definitely do their job in protection. Highly recommended.
I was very impressed with the handguards till i rode with them. In less than 4hrs in the woods both sides were broke. Very good idea with great design but sadly they are put together with cheap plastic parts where metal should be and even the slightest tap will break them. If you liking throwing money away these are for you...... For the rest look elsewhere.
The Cycra Rebound hand guards are the best option I have found to replace my wrap arounds. They offer enough protection to keep you from smashing your knuckles. When hitting trees in the tight stuff they offer enough protection to deflect you away from the trees and such. They don't give you the same protection as full wrap around handguards. They can break when the bike falls over, they offer little protection for your clutch and front brake levers. On the other hand, you will never get your arm broken because you got it stuck in the wrap around while you flipped over the bars!
Product was easy to and appeared to be very sturdy. Had small low speed tip over in soft conditions and the tab to keep the rebound from hitting your levers broke. Waste of time, money and effort. If your looking for durability, go with full wrap around guards. If you looking for roost protection get a flexible guard at less than half the cost! Very disappointed and looked forward to these since I've like all other Cycra product I've purchased.
Disappointed at how easy they break in a minor tip over
This is a great concept it also works great and is very strong when it comes to slapping branches or tree limbs. However in the event of a crash or a tip over they have no strength in that direction and break very easily at the hinge where they pivot
Mounted these on my son’s 65. Guards looked great and had no issues with fitting them on his bars. His first wreck and the aluminum mount bent allowing the guard to rest on his break lever. Called Cycra to try and buy replacement arm and was informed replacement parts were not sold and I would have to buy a new set. After my experience with Cycra’s customer service and this product I will not buy any of their products.
This is as good as a flag style hand guard will get. They bolt on easily and are pretty sturdy. Frontal impacts don’t phase them. The rebounding feature is nice because it saves the guards themselves. I use these with odi bar ends. It’s a good setup for off-road.
Top of the line,. Good protection,. This is not a wrap around protector. But it does deflect tree and limb hits,. Folds forward in case of lay over and doesn't break. I have so far installed on two Enduro bikes and they haven't let me down
moved kill switch and starter switch just a bit. mounted over controls, had three unplanned landings no damage at all. the narrow gap between two trees where i was unwilling to slow down is where they really paid off my throttle side just nicked the tree and the next second i was WOW glad i put these knuckle savers on. DID NOT FALL .
If you're just looking for some protection from stuff coming up at your hands or that occasional branch then these are great. They mount up easy and look great as well. Plus they do fold so most likely won't break as easily
These things are terrible and bend with a strong breeze.... The video shows the only spot it can be hit because any other location breaks them, even just leaning it on a tree will bend them... Find another solution
These are good if you don't like the full wrap around bark busters. They deflect roost and bushes pretty well. Nice that the fold forward to prevent them breaking off easily. I have a few rides with them and I haven't broken them yet.
Just as the last review. Tipped over, 1st gear barely moving in the sand!!! The bolt hole that holds plastic arm that attaches to the spring wallowed out so bad that the guard became useless. I took the guards off and retro-fitted them to an old set of Cycra aluminium mounts. Working great right now. The idea of folding guards is fantastic and it is about time! Cycra just needs to use a way higher quality composite plastic for the arms or go to aluminium. Love there products but this one is very low quality. Used on a 2015 KTM 350SXF.
Good product, easy to install. The shields piviot when your involved in a crash which is a great thing, but the plastic shield ripped from the mounting hole and the frame bent on the first slide out. Great video about the product where the guy breaks a stick while hitting them, but not sure if i believe it.
I purchased this product after doing some research on reviews and from Cycra's website. They push the durability and the toughness of this product. If you go to their website and they have a video on the pride of the toughness and even beat it with a broom stick until it breaks. Cheesy almost like a infomercial.
I have owned Cycra products in the past and had been very pleased with them but................. these handguards do not meet the previous quality of Cycra.
I went out for the first practice session and the track being moist and slick I had a tip over in a corner. NOTE I said tip over nothing serious. Low speed in soft terrain and the hand guard snapped off. So much for the rebound! I had my stock KTM handguards on for a long time with tip overs and crashes before I damaged one.
Again though these look nice and their website tells how tough these are they are weak and inferior to other products out there.