The hard guards look cool but ... 1. they don't connect to the bars on both ends which to me is a big negative. They can and will bend if you go down 2. The end pugs do not fit in after market bars. At least not on my Pro Tapers. There are no specs about the plugs so no one can figure out what other size to order to make them work. The bottom line is that this purchase has been a complete waist of my time and now I have to return them.