What’s cracking peg thugs? The folks at Profile Racing have always been great with explaining what will fit what when it comes to their components and now their hub guards are no different. Head over to Profile’s Tech Tip 6 article for a full run down of which hub guards fit which hubs, how they fit, their qualities in relation to the hub they’re installed to and even some team rider accounts of what they ride and why. Talk about thorough…
As part of their Assembled series, Éclat dropped this feature on their brand new Overguard universal hub guard that we featured on The Merged this time last year. The Overguard is a drive-side compatible hub guard that fits over the dropout instead of between the dropout and the hub, eliminating compatibility issues; much like GSport’s Uniguard, although the Overguard looks to offer more comprehensive protection at the rear from steep icepicks in comparison. This hub guard is left and right, drive or non-drive-side compatible on most (if not all) frames and hubs available right now and comes with anti-spin allen bolts that thread into the guard itself.
Material: Heat treated and full CNC’d 4140 chromoly
Weight: 77g (2.7oz)
All the pieces pictured here are available to win via the this link but are also available to purchase from your local bike shops and mail orders.
We featured a sneak peek at Merritt‘s new Tension hub guard a while back but we can now reveal the inner workings of this nifty little piece. The Tension hub guard utilises 9 ‘hooked’ prongs that fit into the 9 inner-most triangles made by the spokes (in a 3-cross pattern, it’s unclear if they are 4-cross compatible) then the ‘spring’ is fed into the hooks and against the spokes to prevent the guard from detaching from the wheel. Simple.
It’s available in any colour as long as it’s black, weighs a mere gnat’s fart (0.9 oz) and is compatible with ‘most front hubs and some rear hubs’ according to Merritt. The Tension guard is available now from all Merritt dealers and distributors.
GSport‘s highly anticipated Uniguard chromo rear hub guard is now available along side an exciting new mk4 version of GSport’s ever reliable G.L.A.N.D. hub guard. The Uniguard eliminates the need to spread your rear end by bolting to the outside of your dropouts and utilises anti-spin bolts to keep them stable. They come in 14mm or 3/8th” sizes and fit both left or right/drive and non-drive sides.
The G.L.A.N.D. Mk4 has a polymer construction that comes in front or rear options (shown below) is simply held to the hub via 3 zip-ties around the spokes and is given extra stability from the bobble pattern on the back. The way this hub guard rolls with the wheel can make grinds a lot faster and more predictable than grinding on a fixed guard… or bare spokes.
Head over to GSport‘s website for more pictures and info on these great looking guards.
WMT’s premium brand Eclat dropped these photos via this The Union exclusive demonstrating their newest offering to the peg wielding maniacs out there; the Overguard. This 4140 chromoly hub guard is simply mounted to the outside of your dropout to protect your frame as well as solving a whole bunch of hub/hub guard compatibility issues that some others have; especially when it comes to drive side guards. It also features anti-slip dropout bolts for both left or right hand sides as well as being drive or non-drive side compatible. It’s good to see companies thinking outside the box whilst making things simpler for everyone. The Overguard is set to hit shelves later his year so watch this space for more info.
Mutant bikes have been working on a mystical peg/hubguard combination for a few years now. We have a post from about a year ago showing it off in great detail, and Kurt over at The Union posted a review of them a little while back. The most interesting feature about this peguard is how the actual guard part rides over the drop-out, protecting for the guard and you drop-puts from getting bashed. Now it looks like Mutant will be releasing this all protecting hubguard by itself, for those of you who don’t want the peguard itself, but would still like to protect your frame and hubs. Peep the Mutant bikes site for more info on when this will drop.
This gem popped up on Brandon Begin’s prototype-filled bike check over on Merritt‘s site, this Tension plastic front hub guard is universal and clips on with a single spring and are also (consequently) out this coming spring according to Merritt. More on that as the info comes, until then head over to their site and check out the new black leather SL1 seat, a peek at Charlie Crumlish’s signature grips and catch another look at their prototype freecoaster altogether on Brandon’s ride.
Here are the new Cult Nylon Hub Guards. Designed by our good mate @paulalfaro these guards slide over the cone nuts on all Match front, Match V1 and V2 Cassette, and Match V1 and V2 FC Hubs. Featuring an AL6061 T6 core and a “Glock like” Nylon 6 polymer sleeve. Look out for these hitting shops later this year.
Head over to the Tree website to check out their new Modular Hub Guards they have been working on for a while now. These 4130 heat-treated hubguards will be available in both front and drive and non-drive side versions and should fit a variety of different hubs on the market. Look out for info on these on display at Interbike in a few weeks.