When traveling alone with my road bikes, I slide the whole bike into the back of a SUV or behind the seats of an extended cab pick-up truck. I can't count how may bar plugs have been scraped loose or out of the handlebars, only to be lost on the ride. These secure PRO bar plugs have ended this cycle of frustration and waste. Highly recommended accessory for any cyclist, especially those not using a bike rack for travel.
For some reason my current road bike handlebar wants to shed every plug I installed. I must have gone through 6 or more. I had an irrational fear that one day my bars would deflect fully and gouge a core sample out of my thigh, so I decided to upgrade to these screw-in plugs. Easy install and they look good. Seem nice and secure. Problem solved.
A nice piece of functional bling. They fit well and they look much better than the plastic plugs that come with the tape. And I have PRO headset, so they match the headset top cap.
Kinda pricey for bar end plugs, but they are aluminum alloy. Probably will last forever (or until you get tired of looking at them). Easy to install. I got black (with white graphics), match my handlebar tape and saddle. Only beef is I wish they had more color options. Installing end plugs was always a PIA for me. This solves the problem. They look great, add a custom touch to your rig.....
Contemplated for years about getting bar plugs. I installed new bars and I had to wrap about ten layers of electric tape around each plastic bar plug in order to get them to stay put (I don't like the other method, and it does not work with all bar tape). Bought some of these, would have prefered black, but blue matched my bike. I had to turn the screw about twenty times or so before they locked in place (and I have Pro PLt bars). I would imagined if you over turned it, they would break. They look nice. Can't imagine them breaking or wearing out unless you crashed your bike. A touch of something different. I like them.
A few years ago I had a bike build done and these bar plugs were used instead of the plastic ones that came with the bar tape. Best thing the mechanic could have done. Once I realized these will never fall out on their own I bought a set for the CX bike. No more lost bar plugs. Money well spent.
I use these in all my Road bikes, they look great, are easy to install, and stay in place. What more could you ask for. I just wish they came in Yellow and White as well........................
PRODUCT IS WELL MADE AND FITS SNUG TO THE HANDLEBAR. AFTER USING LIZARD SKIN END CAPS WHICH FELL OUT EVERY TIME I BUMPED THE BAR AGAINST THE WALL I NEED SOMETHING SECURE. THIS WORKS! WITH THE ALLEN KEY EXPANDER THIS IS A BULLET PROOF DESIGN THAT WILL KEEP THE PLUG SNUG.