Core Rat Fork Guards Armor and Pads

4.91/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 100 grams MSRP : $15.00


Product Description

Core Rat Fork Guard:
available for ;
-Marzocchi Forks- any style which has the "M" brace will fit
-Rockshox- Boxer Forks
-Stratos- Stratos Forks


coming soon: Fork Guards for Monster T Forks.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JEFF E from Lag. Niguel

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to install, they work well

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Angie was super cool and very helpful, the product is a huge (cheap) investment, easy to put on, work like they should, if you care about your equipment, do yourself a favor and buy these they are GREAT.....

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar/bootleg

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   corerat

Bike Setup:   FOES FLY/Super T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bird a Weekend Warrior from Las Pinas, Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2004

Strengths:    -offers good coverage for the stanchions.
- easy installation


Weaknesses:    I think it would have been better if they have rounded the edge. It is quite sharp. But that was easily fixed with the use of a little sandpaper.


Bottom Line:   
With the investment that I made on the Super T, I sure would like to be able to use it for about 3-5 years. I was on a search for a similar product the day I purchased the fork.

I've done 2 rides with this covers on. There really was no noticeable extra weight. I had two minor crashes with them and no problem. The covers stayed in place and did their job. I noticed the cover rubbing the crown. It was a good that I sanded the edges a bit and I placed some tape for some temprorary fix. I plan to replace them with transparent lexan or carbon fiber sticker in the future.

I'll do another review after spending more time with them.

Angie was very helpful on the internet querries before and after the purchase.

There is still room for improvement on the product but I would definitely recommend them to riding buddies.

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Favorite Trail:   Tagaytay

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ordered Through website, delivered to a US based friend

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Bullit with Super T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Optimo a Downhiller from Florida, USA

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2003

Strengths:    + Made of hard plastic, tough to break
+ easy to install, 5 min.
+ I don't have to worry about protecting stanchions when bike is on the rack.
+ does the job, and does it right


Weaknesses:    none yet and none that I anticipate

Bottom Line:   
This product is great, lizardskins' stanchion covers are a joke compared to this. If you care about your fork and don't want to buy a new one when it gets damaged, you should invest in one of these. Because this product does what it's advertised to do: Protect stanchions from getting scratches, dings, and does it so well, I'm giving it 5 flamin' chilis

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Favorite Trail:   Florida

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   www.CoreRat.com

Bike Setup:   Gemini with Super T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Reutenauer a Weekend Warrior from Branford, Ct, USA

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2003

Strengths:    Looks pretty good. Very easy to install and seems like it will protect my stanchions from those rocks when i crash.


Weaknesses:    Maybe the look of it, it looks very nice but on the other hand it doesnt, i havnt yet drawn a conclusion on it.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice product. They look very nice and bad at the same time but it doesnt matter to me if they do the job and prevent me from having to repair or replace my front fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Westwoods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   $37 with 3 day shipping

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2003 Kona stinky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Downhiller from UT

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2003

Strengths:    Strong construction, they look as good as they can for what they are. Very simple installation. Havn't had any encounters with rocks but I expect they will hold up fine.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
My last bike got away from me on a corner and the stancion was gouged out. Repair on the fork was about as much as the fork cost new. These should set my mind at ease with the $1000 Boxxer Team concealed beneath these babies.
Thanks to Angie for being such a big help and making a much needed product.

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Favorite Trail:   Fire Swamp

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Core Rat

Similar Products Used:   nutin'

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit DH, Boxxer Team, 2X rings Heim 3guide, RF cranks, Avid 8/6" BBDB.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2003

Strengths:    Tough stuff!

Weaknesses:    Doesn't look that great...if you care...

Bottom Line:   
IT F***** WORKS!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   www.corerat.com

Similar Products Used:   Stock rubber fork boots.

Bike Setup:   02' Bullit w/ 02' Jr. T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Palmer Lake, Colorado

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2003

Strengths:    Protects without interfering with riding, light, quick to put on and take off.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Last year my friend lent me his Z1. I laid the bike down on a ski area run, no big deal, but it scratched the sanction. Ten days and $135.00 later, I figured there had to be a simple way to protect these forks(since boots are no longer cool), and I heard about Angie at Core Rat. Well, I spent $630.00 on a new Talas this year and purchased some of these right away for when I ride in Palmer Park or ski areas. Cheapest, easiest way to truly protect a steep investment. It takes less than a minute to put these on, and you just cut the zip ties when you want it off. A no-brainer, for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   Limbaugh, Captain Jacks, Palmer Park, Falcon Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   $19

Similar Products Used:   Just rubber boots on my old fork.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer with XTR and Chris King.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chance Richie a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2003

Strengths:    Does what it is supposed to do.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
When I upgraded my fork to a Marzocchi it made me nervous that the fork didn't have any boots or anything to protect it. My bravado sometimes overwhelms my riding ability and I didn't want to break, scratch, or do anything bad to my precious Marzocchi. Today I did an Endo and my bike landed hard on the rocks. The stanchion cover on the right side shifted and had a scratch on it but my fork was saved. Good purchase and Angie is very easy to work with.

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Favorite Trail:   Emma Long

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Corerat.com

Bike Setup:   Tricked out Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Murray a Downhiller from Smithers, B. C..

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2003

Strengths:    Light, simple and functional. Easy to install. The kit is complete and the instructions are easy to follow. The guards were mounted in less than 15 minutes. They look cool and are the best protection against stanchion damage available. I also like the environment-friendly packaging.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Angie sets the standard for commitment to service. An email order made on Tuesday arrived at my door on Firday! The stanchion guards do what they're supposed to do and do it with style. Concerned about the price? Check out the price of replacement stanchions! Excellent product and excellent service at a reasonable price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Lizard Skins. Let,s be fair, though....Lizard Skins are designed to protect against mud and dust. Angie makes armor to protect against rock damage.

Bike Setup:   Rockey Mountain RM6 with a Super T Pro and an Intense M1 with Monsters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    Fit well; easy to get on/off
Strong
Work as intended
Don't affect fork function


Weaknesses:    A bit pricey
Hides your flash fork


Bottom Line:   
A very good idea for bikes subject to sudden, unplanned meetings with planet Earth. Made of thick, hard plastic. Much better concept than Lizard Skins - don't cause stiction, and do you really think that neoprene is gonna stop a rock? C'mon.

They are a little pricey at $25 CDN, but, hey, Angie has to make a living, too, eh?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Core Rat

Bike Setup:   2002 Norco Launch with Jr T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Ruth a Downhiller from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Strengths:    Fit well, easy to install. You don't have to touch them again once they are installed. They work.

Bottom Line:   
A must have if you ever fall down and don't want to replace your stanchions. They don't rattle or move around. If you do have to take them off it justs takes a couple of zip ties to re-install them.

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Favorite Trail:   Boogyman

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bike show

Similar Products Used:   Lizard skins

Bike Setup:   Super T

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