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Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by Leukybear
They're only useful for frames with super narrow tubing as found on NJS bikes and cost an arm and leg considering what you get.
Agree with the second part, but why is this only beneficial on narrow tubing bikes (curious, not challenging)? I've found it helpful on any bike with no brakes or only a front brake, as well as drop bars, since the fork will spin around while carrying the bike. However I have only owned bikes with circular-sectioned tubing (i.e. no modern alu or carbon framed bikes).
EDIT: To clarify, I don't use this product, but rather a strip of bar tape which I imagine is equally effective at preventing top tube dings.