Core Rat Fork Gaurds Extras

5/5 (15 Reviews)


Product Description

Plastic blades help to protect vulnerable fork stantion tubes from devastating nicks and gouges.
  • moulded from tough ABS plastic
  • quickly mount using "zip ties"


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ray a Downhiller from BC

    Date Reviewed: July 7, 2007

    Strengths:    A unique product, that does what its supposed to do.

    Weaknesses:    slight chance that they could snag a branch... if product is ever redesigned it would be good to make them asymetrical (to allow more front coverage. Also a slight chance they could pick up and trap gravel or whatever in a crash. Need to be checked for this when its appropriate to do this, and any foreign object removed immediately. IMHO slight vulnerabilities are greatly outweighed by protection they give.

    Bottom Line:   
    A unique product and a worthwhile investment for protecting big $ forks. though www.corerat.com site is a little out of date, customer service is quick and flawless.

    A couple of suggestions for those that buy these: use a file to bevel the outside edges of the zip strip positioning grooves so that they stay put that much better.

    For those that want to bomb proof the mounting of these, consider using heavier guage zip strips than the ones supplied; also it isn't a bad idea to throw a few wraps of duct tape between and above the zip strips as a little insurance in case of zip strip breakage. I used black duct tape so it doesn't even look 1/2 bad.

    Finally, if you want to tweak the fitting of these they can be trimmed, also they can be _carefully_ heated with a heat gun and reshaped... just heat them and tape them into the position you want them to cool into. But be careful not to screw up something on your bike with the heat gun, or to overheat them... with enough heat they will sag or melt (or maybe catch fire...who knows)

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $28.00

    Purchased At:   www.corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   old school (water trapping) fork boots

    Bike Setup:   long travel freeride

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by David Hampton a Cross Country Rider from Kannapolis, NC USA

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2007

    Weaknesses:    Trying to order can't get a response. Anyone had this problem. Looks like a great product if I could get one. Have e-mailed them twice with not response.

    Bottom Line:   
    Use to receiving an immediate response when orderning. like to know the product is on the way. Not happy with Customer service at this point.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Massachusetts

    Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

    Strengths:    tough, light weight, looks cool, saves your pricey forks

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great investment to protect your cycle, especially for downhillers and freeriders. there's no reason to pay for new stanchions when you can just buy these for cheap and you won't have to worry. personally I think they look awesome too, so that doesn't hurt. a simple, durable, and worthy product for any cyclist.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   norco a-line, monster t, downhill specs

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by neal gregory a Downhiller from abbotsford, b.c. Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong, durable armour for your stanchions. Easy installation. And Great Service from Corerat. Call em today!

    Weaknesses:    none.....

    Bottom Line:   
    The best investment you could possibly do for your forks. Angie at corerat offers Great Service and is Friendly and Courteous. When I ordered mine online, I was expecting them within a week or so; boy was I wrong, they were in my mailbox the very next day. I was thrilled. Nobody ships anything that fast not even NSMB for that matter !!

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    Favorite Trail:   sumas, ledgeview

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   Speed stuff neoprene booties.

    Bike Setup:   Red hott 2002 Santa Cruz Bullit with Super T's.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jay Calder a Downhiller from Thunder Bay ON Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Everything! They look killer, they are thick and strong and are cheap insurance.

    Weaknesses:    What could possibly be a weakness of something that saves your fork? Obviously nothing....

    Bottom Line:   
    But them, go to www.corerat.com and order them now. Angie is awesome, quick service and very firendly and personalized, you can always tell when the person in charge of the company is a rider.... they care. These are way cheaper than new stanctions. I had to file mine to get them to fit my fork but that is obvious and only took me 2 minutes. so the bottom line is: They rule. Get some and make all your friends get some.

    Peace to Angie ;)

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt. Dickinson in Ft. St. James BC

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Core Rat Online

    Similar Products Used:   No one else makes anything this cool or functional.... Lizard Skins?! hahahahaha you may as well wrap paper around your fork.

    Bike Setup:   Norco vps with monsters, nicely accessorized with the fork guards in question.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bernard a Downhiller from montreal ,canada

    Date Reviewed: November 11, 2002

    Strengths:    great look, good quality

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    it protects your fork and look good...if your the kind of riders that buy and trade forks every years it will protect the value of your fork.

    i will now have those guards on every fork gonna buy...

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    Favorite Trail:   bromont, adrenaline

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   core rat online store

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   norco team dh 2002 with super t pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lee vh a Downhiller from terrace,BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

    Strengths:    SAVE YOUR FORK!, Great price, easy to install, look cool, allow for easy fork cleaning, light weight, durable and stiff.

    Weaknesses:    rough edges, blade angles didn't quite match

    Bottom Line:   
    These guards have already saved my stanchions once! Really great idea that more ppl should think about getting.. especially those who ride rocky terrain that could take a big chunk outta your pretty forx. Great service from core rat aswell, SUPPORT BC! damn I'm hungry

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    Favorite Trail:   anything on silverstar, vernon

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Purchased At:   core rat

    Similar Products Used:   lizard skins

    Bike Setup:   balfa bb7 w/ 01 boxxer

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kerry a Racer from Kelowna , B.C.

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Easy to install, sturdy plastic, doesn't interfere with the function of the fork, and it looks good.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These things cost me just over 30 CDN after shipping and taxes and were worth every penny. Angie was super nice to deal with and shipping was prompt. Buy them so you don't have to spend hundreds to replace your scratched up stanchions.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Lizard Skins(pointless)

    Bike Setup:   Bullitt with Mr.T QR20

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Sturdy plastic, easy to install, you really can't go wrong.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Small price to pay considering the price of forks these days. They're simple to install, stay in place, and do their job well.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Bike Setup:   Super T

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from SLC

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Strong, durable, look good.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    The best, nothing else compares, will save you big money down the line.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   Lizard Skins(pieces of poo!)

    Bike Setup:   Foes Fly, Monster T

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by eric frasier a Downhiller from longview, wa

    Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap compared to a new stanchion. Built well and do not add stiction to the fork. Best of all you get to deal with Angie, what a pleasure.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    cheap+fork protction+Angie= :-) you can't go wrong, pick up the phone, talk to a nice girl, protect your fork, and go ride with the piece of mind that your $20.00 guard will stop a rock from trashing your $1200.00 fork

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    Favorite Trail:   whatevers there

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   lizard skinz - they won't stop a rock

    Bike Setup:   BMW TMX with a MONSTER-T and the BURLIEST part on the planet. MMMMMMM 61 pounds of sweet sweet loving.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jay a Weekend Warrior from Plattsburgh NY

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2002

    Strengths:    The fork guards are; -inexpensive, -easy to install (4 tie wraps), and appear to be indestructable..at least long lasting...

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    The fork guard is an absolute neccesity if you plan on keeping your fork from gettting damaged! Even the most minor of falls can damage the fork stantions beyond what your local mechanic can repair. For $16 beans you can forgo the agony of your baby being out of service......costing you wads of dough, etc....
    Plus Angie was real pleasant on the phone...thanks!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Purchased At:   from Core Rat ..call'em

    Similar Products Used:   lizard skin....not even close to the same protection. Like comparing a balloon to a cannon ball.

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz bullit with a 2001 Marzocchi Super "T".

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bullitboy a Weekend Warrior from Lowell,ma

    Date Reviewed: March 10, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap, simple to install. (If you have a triple, install them upside down)

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    What a great idea! You can't beat the protection for the money. I ended up installing them upside down according to the directions. I think they look better and still work the balls. Base on the fact that Angie called me to save me $ on my shipping, I would say that the service from CoreRat is very good. Order a pair and throw them on (5 minutes top). They'll save you big bucks in fork repair.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   Lizard Skins (hated them)

    Bike Setup:   SC Bullit Jr T

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bert from north vancouver, bc, canada

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

    Strengths:    made from abs plastic, they're sturdy = they don't flap around when ridin ,excellent protection from scratches, cheap price & easy to install.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    If your going to spend up to a thousand dollars or even more for for some decent forks or even a mid priced fork your insane not to put these fork gaurds on your bike. Scratches = oil leakage. These do what they say they will, protect your forks. Installation only took a couple of minutes. For the price you can't go wrong.
    Always a pleasent experience dealing with corerat. Awesome customer service!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   haven't seen any


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tommy a Downhiller from woodside, nyc

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Very easy to install, inexpensive, looks good, and THEY WORK!!!

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    These guards work. For $10.00, they're a steal...either get a pair or spend a couple hundred dollars for new sanctions. They also make different guards for other forks companies.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   corerat.com

    Similar Products Used:   only one of its kind (except for lizard skins which are a Piece of sh*t)

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi '02 Super T Pro

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