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
  • MFPARTNUMBER CB-0101B
  • WEIGHT 24g
  • MATERIAL Plastic
  • LENGTH
  • CLAMP WIDTH
  • Rating 3

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Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                            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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                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                good plugs

                                By willie

                                from LONG ISLAND, NY

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                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Mountain Biking
                                  • Road Biking

                                  Comments about Nashbar Road Handlebar Plugs:

                                  would have given them a five but decided on four only because I believe Nashbar should provide a chrome option.

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