I see the question pop up all the time, “What are the best handguards to buy?” It’s a good one since there are quite a few players in this arena. If handguards were basketball, there’s only one Michael Jordan, and that’s Rox Speed FX.
Quality, Fit, Finish, Long-Lasting Durability and attention to detail are all the top reasons you should buy a Rox Speed FX product. I’d also suggest checking out their line of billet handlebar risers and snowmobile seat covers. If that isn’t enough, Rox provides a Lifetime Warranty and is Made in the USA! (Spend your stimulus check here)
The Flex-Tec handguard kit arrived quickly (2 days) and included the Flex Tec handguard as well as the Flex-Tec mounts, instructions, and an added bonus, a few Rox stickers.
The Rox Flex-Tec handguard creates a large pocket to keep your hands warm and protected from the elements. In my experience, you’ll find yourself turning down the handwarmers to a lower setting because the heat stays within that pocket. Something you’ll truly appreciate on those cold riding days.
There are two pieces to the Flex-Tec guards, the first being a flexible backbone structure providing rigidity for the Flex-Tec cover that slides over it.(Above) The benefit to this flexibility is a guard that won’t break if the snowmobile is rolled over (mountain riding) or when hard chunks of snow and ice, or even branches come in contact with the guard.
The Flex-Tec guards come in your choice of 14 different color options – If none of those tickle your pickle, Rox offers a Design Your Own Custom Color option with over 2,100 possible color combinations. Boom!
I’ve found Rox mounts are the most secure of any on the market. They’re machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and utilize a double bolt 360 degree clamping, minimizing any loosening or position shifts.
It’s important to note when ordering, the mounts for our 2020 Riot X were designed specifically for Arctic Cat models (2012 and newer) utilizing a Hayes Brake Reservoir which go up and over it on the left hand side of the bar.
Mounting the handguards was completely painless, and easy, occupying about 15-20 minutes and very basic tools. As I said, the look, fit and finish is second to none, so don’t think twice about another brand. Buy Rox. Be Happy.
Sidenote – Rox Speed FX supplies all the Flex-Tec handguards to Arctic Cat. If you prefer the Arctic Cat branded versions, expect the same quality and visit your local dealer to purchase.
It’s always amazed me when you watch Snocross, and the cameras pan the starting line. You’ll quickly notice nearly all competitors choose the Rox handguard for its superior durability and hand protection. That’s enough to sell me. Here’s a look at a few of those top teams:
Aaron Scheele adjusts #44 Anson Scheele’s Rox Pro-Tec handguards in the Christian Brothers Racing trailer.
#44 Anson Scheele. Semi-Pro for Christian Brothers Racing.
Foreground, #43 Logan Christian, Pro for Christian Brothers Racing utilizes Rox handguards. Pictured in background, Kody Kamm also sporting some Rox Pro-Tec handguards.
Levi Lavallee has been a longtime supporter, and user, of Rox handguards.
Kyle Pallin, Pro for Lavallee Racing uses Rox handguards.
Pro Elias Ishoel and Rox Pro-Tec handguard.
Scheuring Speedsports (L) and Warnert Racing (R) have been longtime users of Rox handguards.