Originally Posted by Rafaboy
I did cut the bumper guard off, and i can feel a difference. Lost something in the plow thru, but gained in manuverability. I think the bumper guard weighed about the same as a 1.5 inch of half inch lead tape. small, but significant.
depending on the frame, bumperguard can make a 6 grams difference (swingweight difference of 20 or something), so yes definitely more manuveribity and less plowthrough.)