The X-Force guards are great for the roost at the track and can handle light-duty off-road brush deflection, but are not made for busting bark. They survived a few tip-overs and seemed happy to just twist or flex out of the way. Even the blue color, seemingly the most prone to whiting when folded or scratched, is doing fine. So as a multipurpose and easy-to-mount, super-light hand guard solution, Acerbis has nailed it, and for $39.95 the X-Force guards are priced fair. Better than a bloody knuckle, for sure.