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Saw this product advertised in the latest edition of two Wheels magazine. Does away with the need for bar straps or compressing of shocks!

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Seems like a solution in search of a problem. Sure, you dont need a barstrap anymore, but how much does one of those things cost you (and you'll need 2). And whats the problem with compressing the forks?



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Seems like a solution in search of a problem...
I disagree. It's an alternative solution to an existing problem. Also, you only use one, on the rear.




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Alternative, yes. But frankly I just dont see an advantage, unless by some miracle its cheaper than a canyon dancer.



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Looks neat I guess, but the first thing I see (and I could be completely wrong) is a possibly sharp metal edge cutting into my tire with every bump of the road. It needs a rubber lining or something where it contacts the tire, but otherwise it looks ok.

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Canyon dancer: $27USD
TyreDown: $175USD



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Canyon dancer: $27USD
TyreDown: $175USD
You could never expect that it was going to be anywhere near the same cost. Compare the costs of the materials used and the fact that these are being made in low volumes and in a country that doesn't have a minimum wage.



Spicersh - I couldn't imagine them being on the market if there was any risk they'd damage your tyre. If you look at the pic's, you'll see that the edge is curved up.




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Thats exactly my point cookie, If the product doesnt perform any better, how can anyone possibly justify a much higher price?

I know that you happen to be a fan of the 636, but would you pay $52,000 for an equivalent model that wasnt any better in anyway at all?



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Looks like the harness I use to keep my Balls off the floor. OUCH!
Have you guys had any bad results from compressing your shocks?
I havn't, but I have heard of people tweaking out the clip ons etc..
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Spicersh - I couldn't imagine them being on the market if there was any risk they'd damage your tyre. If you look at the pic's, you'll see that the edge is curved up.
Possibly, but in my experience: metal rubbing on almost anything results in the metal winning. And with the force people would likely apply with those ratchet straps I would bet the metal, curved or not, would still be biting into the tire a bit. I'm not saying the thing is a flop in design, it's just not complete. I would personally put some sort of cushion for the tire contact surface.

Vash does raise a valid point though on price. If the end result is the same, why pay 6 times more?

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