The system – essentially bar-plugs – allows you to store both the plug and reamer tool inside your handlebars. While this may sound simple, significant improvements have made this basic system that much better.
Here are the new features:
- Soft, durable, impact-proof rubber compound
- A counter-clockwise spiral twist ensures the lock-and-release mechanism fits tight and securely in the bar end.
- A deep recessed pin and stable, yet flexible, base ensures safe and functional use.
- Improved packaging that is tamper-proof and more eco-friendly
“The mechanism of twist to engage or release still remains an important function and separates us from cheaper copies,” explains the team behind the product.
“We have worked hard on the design process and taken customer feedback to heart,” they said. “Our original intent was to ensure the handlebar was protected, but as the impact to handlebars were much more than we anticipated, it was clear that a more durable material was required.”
According to the team, sealing the plug from the elements is also priority. “The flights of the updated version overlap in the front and back to ensure a good seal,” they said, adding that the updated product also fits easily into a greater variety of handlebars. “Small imperfections in the bar cavity does not influence fit, as in the past. Once the updated version is removed from the handlebar, a simple dip in warm water will return the product to its original shape as it is made from rubber that has memory,” they concluded.