The Shadow Conspiracy dropped this sneak peek of their new plastic hub guards for their front and rear Raptor hub and the brand new BT hub. These are prototypes and they aren’t 100% for sure going into production, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more in the future.
A few weeks back, Animal had released their new PYN hub guard to the public. Over the last few years, a number of hub guards have become available from pretty much every brand with versions being as simple as slipping it on your axle, to ones that fit your drive side, all the way to ones that work completely off compression and remove your hardware completely. Animal took a slightly different route with their guard and took what they knew and liked and created something that definitely gets the job done properly. I recently picked one of these PYN guards up to give a go and decided it would be a good idea to give you guys a closer look at what makes this one stand out. I also stepped it up a bit more and got a Q&A going with Animal’s pro team rider, Mike Brennan and product designers Frank Lam and Jay about the process it took to create the guard. I don’t think you could get any more detail going on this one, so check it!
It looks like drive side hub guards are a hot commodity these days. Here’s a look at The Shadow Conspiracy‘s new Universal Drive Side Hub Guard that will be out mid summer. The guard was designed to work with the Raptor hub, but will work with most 14mm cassette hubs. It features a two piece design that removes your current cone nut this is holding the driver and axle in place with a cone nut that fits in the guard. Real clean and simple.
You can see more photos of the guard not installed right here.
It was announced a few months back that Jeff K and Profile were working on a new drive side hub guard for their hubs. Well, it’s finally done and ready for you to pick up. The guard is made from 7075 aluminum and replaces your cone spacer and jam nut. It also features an integrated “step” that fits in your drop out as a anti-roll pin. The guard is available in right or left hand drive with a weight of 2.2 oz. (63 grams).
These are available now for about $30 so have your shop hit up Profile and get you one ordered!
Happen to be looking for a hub guard for that Odyssey Vandero 2 hub you are running? Well, you are in luck since they just dropped their new hub guard specific to that hub. Here’s a few words from them about it…
“This fine example of protective awesome-ness is our new Vandero 2 hub guard. It’s made from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, which allows it to be strong, light and affordable. This guard replaces the existing axle collar on our Vandero 2 hubs and protects the hub and spokes. Nice and simple.” – Odyssey