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Liam Mercer

Deputy Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as riding them. He's not shy of an enduro here or there and he's equally happy in the winter slop as he is ripping up the summer's dust.

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3 months 1 week ago

Full finger gloves do provide some protection but they definitely don't stop nasty thorns and other painful things from finding their way into your knuckes. It's also nice to be able to take a tighter line around a corner (or similar) with the ability to stuff an end of the handlebar into a bush with a much-reduced fear of something grabbing hold of your brake lever.

Then, if you're going quick enough for something to force your bar around, it's likely going to happen with or without handguards. Though, there's some likelihood that the handguard will offer some protection, leaving you with slightly less mangled hands after an encounter with an immovable object. Take a look at the Nock handguards, they even have foam built in... If you can't tell, I'm quite a fan of handguards!

Secret_squirrel wrote:

 

Surely if you are this precious full finger gloves are a better option?

Having a giant flappy paddle in front of your bar just increases the risk of catching a big enough branch to force the bars around.

 

3 months 1 week ago

Surely if you are this precious full finger gloves are a better option?

Having a giant flappy paddle in front of your bar just increases the risk of catching a big enough branch to force the bars around.

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