Let’s be honest… The new Profile Racing Z-Coaster ain’t cheap! Protect the hub with this new hub guard they just released. This guard is made from 7075 aluminum right here in the U.S.A. It fits over the non-drive nut jam (Do not remove jam nut or cone) and is held tight through compression from your drop out as you tighten your wheel. It’s available in black only and can be picked up through all shops and mail-orders that carry Profile Racing or for $30.95 direct from the Profile Racing Webstore now.
Merritt have just released a handful of new products in their latest shipment. We’ve seen new stems, tires, sprockets and one item in particular that really caught our eye, the Tension hub guard. This guard is designed to be a universal hub guard that can be easily attached to the spokes by using a single spring clip that holds the guard in place with tension. This guard, similar to the original G-Sport G.L.A.N.D hub guard that uses zip ties to hold it to the spokes, is made from plastic with a 3″ diameter and slides over your existing hardware (non-drive). The guard has little blocks that fit between the spokes and the spring goes on using the blocks as guides to hold everything together. The Tension hub guard is available in black only with a weight of 0.9 oz. and is currently available through all shops and mail-orders that carry Merritt worldwide now.
More photos after the jump.
There are a lot of ways to test the quality of a product. For example, to see how much grinding the new Tension Hub Guard from Merritt can take, they took a grinder to it to see just how long it would last. I don’t know about you, but I think it’ll get the job done.
“We took the grinder to our tension hub guard to show how durable it is. Having the spring inside you wheel allows you to grind forever and not worry about your guards coming loose or wearing out.On sale next week.”
After last week, when we got everyone all fired up about the different External Hub Guards that will all be available soon, our good friend Nuno at Mutant Bikes figured it would be good to drop us a line and explain the new Peguard that will be available at the end of this month worldwide and the External Hub Guard that will be available this summer! These both have been years in development and they’re finally ready. Get the full details below!
“We have been developed this Peguard and External Guard with our crew since 2009, always with the intent of creating a hubguard serving in all frames and forks maintaining the strength they need.
On the right, you can see the Peguard that will be available worldwide end of this month and on the left is the External Guard that will be available in June/July this year.
It was a really nice challenge developing the Peguard so far, but they are finally done and tested.
Peguard specs are:
– made with AL7075 T6
– full CNC machined
– internal peg offset machined to be thicker on the bottom and thiner on the top.
– 105mm length
– Replacement nylon sleeve with 100mm length
– 38mm out diameter
– 10mm thicker hubguard
– 2 fixing bolts for the nylon sleeve
– Fit every front and rear hubs, both sides
– Fit every frame and fork out in the market
– available colors: black, blue, red, orange, polish and oil slick
Same as the Peguard we apply the same things in the external guard and have been test/adjust them together to works perfect with your pegs or any pegs available.
– made with CrMo 4130 eat treated
– 5mm thicker hubguard
– anti-spin pegs hole
– anti-spin bolts hubguard
– 10mm converter washer
– designed to fit any pegs
– fit every frame and fork out in the market
– designed to fit every front and rear hubs, both sides
– available colors: only black” – Nuno Milhinhos
You can find out more about Mutant Bikes and their products by visiting their website — MutantBikes.com
These past two days have been interesting for those of you who are into grinding. Yesterday, we were given a sneak peek look at the Mutant Bikes External Hub Guard that is in the works, then today we got a look at Eclat’s Overguard that features a similar design that is also in the works. Shortly after being posted, the fine folks at OTX Design decided to get their trash talk on to remind us of the G-Sport Uniguard that we completely blanked on — which was our bad. Sorry, guys. So, instead of being a dick, I figured I’d post all three guards together to let everyone know that they will indeed have multiple options in the external hub guard department in the near future. Any one else have one coming?
Yesterday we got a sneak peek of Mutant’s External Hub Guard… Then today we woke up to an interesting message from Eclat that included photos of a similar hub guard they coincidentally are also working on one called the Overguard! Turns out we might just have a few options for these external hub guards in the near future which is a good thing. Here’s the direct word from Eclat about their guard… Check out more photos after the jump!
“In today’s world of peg trickery and heavy street riding, hub guards are simply a necessity for any rider. For 2015 we have been hard at work on a whole series of groundbreaking new products, designed with the modern street rider in mind. Here is a look at our new Overguard we’ve had in development for a while now. The Overguard is a universal drive-side hub guard. Fully CNC machined out of heat treated 4140 chromoly, this guard is not only totally indestructible but also highly functional. The idea came about when we realised how much hassle most riders have when trying to get a driver side hub guard that will be compatible with their rear hub and not be susceptible to damage. We went to the drawing board and what we came up with was a unique design that allowed the guard to fit to pretty much every hub/frame/peg on the market.
The advantage of using Chromoly for the Overguard is that it’s super strong, slides like butter and wont break the bank either. The two threaded bolts keep the guard in place and prevent it from moving. The guard is thin enough to sit between the peg and the dropout and then over your chain, simply bolt it on and you’re ready to give this thing some serious damage. The Overguard will also happily sit on your non-drive side too, so you can actually run two of these puppies and never worry about missing a grind again. The Overguard will be available later this year, look out for more info on this and other new Eclat products coming soon…”
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Here’s an exclusive first look at a little gem Mutant Bikes are working on down in Portugal! Some of you might recall the Insight we dropped on their Peguard peg and hub guard combo a little while back. A number of you had mentioned it would be awesome if it was also available as just a guard… Turns out that they were already working on that as well! This guard is made from heat-treated chromoly and is designed to fit over all frames, drive and non-drive side. You simply slide it on your axle, slide your peg on and tighten it down and you are good to go! No word on the exact release date, but I could see a lot of people being psyched on this. I know the Peguard works great.
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