I got these guards mainly because the original probends were out of stock. I was pleasantly surprised when these showed up at my door. The are pretty sturdy as they have been hit by a couple of trees and the ground and they aren't bent yet. I also like that the guards have a lower profile and resemble more of an mx guard. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the triple clamp mounts made it a major PITA to get the guards setting even with each other.