Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:59 AM
Depends on riser and bar position. I can make mine clear, but I have an adjustable riser. Gauntlet’s require me to pull it back even further.
My experience with the stock hand guards was that They didn’t offer much increased protection/comfort. The handguard extensions were only slightly better.
I have poor circ in my hands and feet. They get cold unless I’m moving around.
If you’re asking because you want a warmer ride, I’d put my $$ in gauntlets. They’re about the same price, and they do work. I’d don’t love gauntlets, but they are warm, and once we’re sub zero my hands (outboard 2 fingers) get cold. With gauntlets I’m good down to about -20F if I’m careful. Beyond that it isn’t my hands that are the issue once we’re rolling anyway.
Did have a rider miss a turn this year which I attribute to gauntlets. Tried to get her hand back in and grab the brake and missed it. Wouldn’t have been an issue w/o gauntlets, but she probably wouldn’t have been on the trail due to the -15F either. Yes, probably too much speed, yes probably could have made the turn if she wasn’t preoccupied with trying to get her fingers on the brake.
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