Core Rat Fork Gaurds Extras

Plastic blades help to protect vulnerable fork stantion tubes from devastating nicks and gouges.

  • moulded from tough ABS plastic
  • quickly mount using "zip ties"

  • User Reviews (15)

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    Ben   Downhiller [Apr 13, 2006]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

    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.

    Similar Products Used: none
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Ray   Downhiller [Jul 07, 2007]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    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.

    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 though www.corerat.com site is a little out of date, customer service is quick and flawless.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)

    Similar Products Used: old school (water trapping) fork boots
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    David Hampton   Cross Country Rider [Jan 26, 2007]
    Weakness:

    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.

    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.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Bullitboy   Weekend Warrior [Mar 10, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Lizard Skins (hated them)
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    bert   [Mar 04, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

    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!!

    Similar Products Used: haven't seen any
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Tommy   Downhiller [Feb 09, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

    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.

    Similar Products Used: only one of its kind (except for lizard skins which are a Piece of sh*t)
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Bernard   Downhiller [Nov 11, 2002]
    Strength:

    great look, good quality

    Weakness:

    none

    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...

    Similar Products Used: none
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    neal gregory   Downhiller [Jan 23, 2003]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none.....

    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 !!

    Similar Products Used: Speed stuff neoprene booties.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jay   Weekend Warrior [Apr 02, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    None

    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!!!!

    Similar Products Used: lizard skin....not even close to the same protection. Like comparing a balloon to a cannon ball.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Dave   Weekend Warrior [May 09, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

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

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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