- Additional information
Nock Hand guards are 100% MTB specific hand guards designed to protect both levers and hands from bushes and impacts.
Starting from scratch 100% MTB specific handguards
We started from zero with the aim to design a 100% MTB specific handguards. We wanted to make it different in terms of design but also in term of features with one main goal : It has to protect well and look good.
- Total weight : 169 gr per pair
- Strong Aluminum bracket for maximum rigidity
- Top notch Polyamide Nylon material for maximum stiffness and impact resistance
- Only uses 10 mm of handlebar space
- Does not interfere with shifter or dropper lever
- Compatible with most brake levers
- Distance between the grip and the shield : 7,8 to 9 cm
- Made in France
But let us tell you what so different about the Nock Handguards…
Tested and abused by top EWS pilots
High level competition is the best ground to test the equipment.
Nock hand guards have been used extensively during the 2021 EWS season by some of the top pro racers such as Jesse Melamed, Robin Wallner, Christian Texi and many more.
They managed to endure the worst treatments while providing pilots with effective protection of the levers and hands in the event of a crash or impact.
Bigger doesn’t mean better.
Because not everyone wants some similar handguards to MX, we worked on the right proportions to combine effective protection and a discreet design that fits harmoniously on your cockpit.
The optimized shield width ensures full hand coverage, and keeps the cockpit compact so you don’t get distracted or disturbed.
We strongly believe that the shorter is the distance to the hand, the better the protection.
With an exclusive 12mm travel guard, you can adjust the distance of the shields according to the position of your levers and keep the set compact.
It takes few seconds to change the guard with a standard 3 mm Allen key.
Full hand coverage
We have also worked so that the shield does not protrude from the handlebars while ensuring complete protection of the hand, up to the metacarpus of the little finger in the event of complete flexion.
The hand coverage is ensured regardless of the shield guard adjustment.
Better lever protection
Bending or braking a lever is a nightmare, even more during a race or a backcountry ride.
While most other hand guards reduce the area of protection as they approach the lever, we have taken the opposite decision.
Our hand guards are designed to cover the levers and therefore protect them in case of crash.
The right mix between rigidity and flexibility
We envisioned the handguard as a bamboo that should bend without breaking.
Several reinforcements give the shield a very good frontal rigidity under a pronounced inflection.
We use a top notch polyamide nylon material that optimizes stiffness and impact resistance.
Exclusive impact absorption
Hitting his hand on a hard plastic shield rather than a tree trunk is of little consolation.
Because you can’t always avoid heavy shocks, each shield has an exclusive patch on the inside using MicroSHOCK © technology.
This high impact protection material absorbs energy during impact and thus protects actively the hand from injuries when hitting the shield.
Match the handguards with your bike !
Each kit comes with 2 decals per side and a wet wipe to clean the shield before applying the decals. Decals are made of pro-grade vinyl intended for intensive use such as karting, jetski, motocross, etc.
With a 400 micron thickness, they provide a strong protection of the shield.
And every rider can pick among a large selection (14 options) a color touch to match his bike.