Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: what is that?

  1. #1
    Junior Member DOOM_loves_you's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    what is that?


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    2,336
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Prevents drop bars from dinging your top tube.

  3. #3
    bro
    bro is offline
    Senior Member bro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    rolo tony brown town
    Posts
    745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dingaling

  4. #4
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,612
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    bro.

  5. #5
    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    My Bikes
    Sworks Venge; Kona Paddywagon; Ibis Mojo SL-R
    Posts
    10,518
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    kashimax five gold top tube protector.

    It prevents your drop bars from denting your top tube in the case you accidentally swing it your cockpit and it makes contact.

    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.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Bikes
    1991 Eddie Merckx Corsa, 1991 Cannondale 3.0 Road Race, 2008 Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    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.

  7. #7
    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    My Bikes
    Sworks Venge; Kona Paddywagon; Ibis Mojo SL-R
    Posts
    10,518
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MNTC View Post
    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.
    It needs to wrap around the top tube adequately to do its job and it's pretty rigid. A definite no go for aluminum frames with any sort of hydroforming.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Bikes
    1991 Eddie Merckx Corsa, 1991 Cannondale 3.0 Road Race, 2008 Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh right. I was thinking about the usefulness of protecting the top tube in general, not with that specific item..

    Does seem kind of unnecessary to buy it when all it takes is the leftovers from one bar taping to protect the tube.

  9. #9
    Grumpy Old Bugga europa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
    My Bikes
    Europa, Hillbrick, Road Chief, Repco Superlite (Ol' Rusty)
    Posts
    3,222
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And here I was thinking it was a bike when all the time, you were talking about the cancerous growth on the top tube.


    Sorry, it's been a bugger of a day at work
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •