Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs

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Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs
Are your handlebar end plugs missing? Grab some of these, and keep your bar tape from peeling off.
  • Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs have an expanding plug design to keep them in place
  • Sold in pairs
Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs
  • WEIGHT 24g
  • MATERIAL Plastic
  • LENGTH
  • CLAMP WIDTH
  • Rating 3

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Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (7)
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Works perfectly

By Damir

from Florida

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

    These plugs work perfectly. Much better than the cheap plastic stuff that comes with the tape. These are easy to use and bulletproof

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    • No

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    2.0

    OK with ingenuity

    By abc

    from on the road

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          Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

          They are small diameter and short in length.
          This makes it challenging to fit them to road handlebars. It can be done by tightening the screw before inserting them into the handlebar, until they require gentle pressure to insert them, then completing the tightening.

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          1.0

          Did not work for me.

          By Jim

          from Des Moines Ia

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Feel
          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

          Too small for Bontager race lite bars.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works as Advertised

          By Korm

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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                Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                I bought a bike off Craigslist and bought bullhorn handlebars for it that were too small for regular plugs. After trying to plug with cork to no avail, I bought these thinkings "they're cheap enough even if they don't work." I had to carve the rubber pieces down, but they work like a charm. I imagine on full sized bars they'd work just as good. Tightened as advertised, despite what others have said.

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                5.0

                Does the Job!

                By Don

                from Kettering, OH

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                Pros

                • Positive Retention

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                  Decent handlebar plugs. "Fastener plugs" don't vibrate loose like friction type plugs. If nut rotates while tightening, I use a little piece of duct tape across nut and it works fine.

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                  1.0

                  Does not work

                  By JT

                  from NYC

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                        Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                        These simply don't work. Useless.

                        No matter how much I tighten the screw to pull the plate at the back in, the plug doesn't expand - it just spins in the bar.

                        I had a pair like this a long time ago that worked find - not sure where I got them. These don't work.

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                        1.0

                        Stay away

                        By Miscjunkman

                        from Cedar Rapids, IA

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Pros

                        • Cost

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit
                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                          I was excited to find an inexpensive set of these plugs to avoid those crummy press in caps that come with most bar wrap. My girlfriend's Specialized came with a similar expanding plug so I got these thinking they'd work similarly. I tried these on two of my bikes, one with older "vintage" drop bars, and a newer ergo set of drop bars thinking that perhaps the tube diameter would make a difference. The rubber part that is supposed to expand is rigid and barely compresses with the screw. The first one I tried to tighten, the plastic on the exterior part of the plug cracked, long before it was tightened and compressed enough to keep it from being pulled out of the bar end. I threw it and the unused one in the trash. I don't know if I got a bad set, but look elsewhere and save yourself the disappointment.

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                          4.0

                          Easy Install

                          By NJCanuck

                          from Collingswood, NJ

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                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Biking

                            Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                            Easy install (screwdriver and a pair of pliers to hold it tight). 2 minutes a side and they were installed to prevent the handlebar wrap job from coming undone.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Don't fall out

                            By bk

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Biking

                                Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                                Much better than the plugs that come with bar tape.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Better of with a piece of cork.

                                By Photog Dave

                                from Palos Verdes

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                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Biking

                                  Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                                  good design poor execution, the interior ring spins when you try and tighten it

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                                  • No

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