So why did RevGrips make Hand Guards? To be honest we never even considered using them until about 6-months ago. Our local trails had been tremendously overgrown (at least the places we like to ride) and throughout our rides, we'd get struck with branches, bushes, even a cactus or two. It started to negatively impact our rides so something had to change.
We looked around to purchase something that would work well and also compliment the look of our ride. We ALL get inspired when our bikes look good right? We found ONE option but we couldn't get anything shipped to the USA. At that point, we decided to make our own right here in America.
We took the same approach to Hand Guards as we do to every other product we manufacture. We set out to make something we're proud of, something worthy of the RevGrips badge. Hand Guards aren't known to be the most attractive component around… we wanted to change that.
Our Hand Guards are manufactured in our facility in CA. The Shield is made of high-strength, transparent gray Polycarbonate. The Mount is 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum, anodized Dark Gray to match our other components. Not only do our Hand Guards look pretty cool, they also work great and install in a matter of minutes.
Check out our Instructions (link here) for more information about installation.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR HAND GUARD SERVICE/INSTALLATION
Clean Polycarbonate Shield with Soap and Water ONLY.
DO NOT use LOCTITE for the Shield Screws. If it contacts the Shield, it can cause a chemical reaction and the Polycarbonate will crack. If you need thread-locker, use Vibra-tite instead of Loctite.
Quote from Loctite Products:
"Not Recommended For Use....on plastic parts, particularly thermoplastic materials where stress cracking of the plastic could result"