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Andrew (A.Carey on here) had a Woodcraft one. He said to get the Graves one. :laugh

The way the Woodcraft ones mount, you need extra long bars, and it takes a lot of screwing around with the bar position and moving the controls back and forth so you're not smashing things at full lock.
 

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Andrew (A.Carey on here) had a Woodcraft one. He said to get the Graves one. :laugh

The way the Woodcraft ones mount, you need extra long bars, and it takes a lot of screwing around with the bar position and moving the controls back and forth so you're not smashing things at full lock.
Haha that makes sense, looks like the Graves screws in while the Woodcraft actually mounts on the bar... that's annoying.

I have Vortex clipons if that matters at all. Have to confirm same ID/thread as the Graves bars...
 

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The Dion Device is the best one. But it's crazy expensive.

Other than that they are all about the same. I just got an inexpensive one from Lockhart Philips. Doesn't need to cost a bunch to block the brake lever from unwanted contact...
$300?!?! :scared I thought Graves was ****ing overpriced at $150... though I guess at least the Dion has some tech behind it (and by tech I mean a hinge... woo...)

That LP guard looks like the way to go.
 

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I use a woodcraft lever guard without much issue. but my bar is all the way to the end with no extra space.
 

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Haha that makes sense, looks like the Graves screws in while the Woodcraft actually mounts on the bar... that's annoying.

I have Vortex clipons if that matters at all. Have to confirm same ID/thread as the Graves bars...
I'm pretty sure the Graves fits the Vortex bars. I'm 95% sure I went and looked it up. I'm running Vortex bars too. You can just pop the rounded plastic bit off the end and replace it with the lever guard.
 

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$300?!?! :scared I thought Graves was ****ing overpriced at $150... though I guess at least the Dion has some tech behind it (and by tech I mean a hinge... woo...)

That LP guard looks like the way to go.
FYI, the Dion thing is available way cheaper on Amazon.
 

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I'm pretty sure the Graves fits the Vortex bars. I'm 95% sure I went and looked it up. I'm running Vortex bars too. You can just pop the rounded plastic bit off the end and replace it with the lever guard.
Cool I was pretty sure it was semi-standardized.

FYI, the Dion thing is available way cheaper on Amazon.
Well now I have to figure out the difference between the "Privateer" version and the "Factory Racer" version :bash (since the latter is still $245)

Edit: nm, apparently it's just number of colors and whether you get some cf to save a whopping 56 grams... definitely not worth $80).
 

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Love my woodcraft guard. Works just fine with regular length bars.
 

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I bought a set of $30 ones from ebay (search for proguard). My buddy is using the clutch side on his bike so it was basically a 2-for-1 deal. The graves is nicer, but I think the cheap one should do fine for keeping someone from running into my lever...
 

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I have the woodcraft ones. My buddies have the cheaper kind... I dont really like the feel of them and the mounting system is totally gay. They look like decoration more than protection. The DION is nice but doesnt work for me. I do have longer clipon bars on mine as added crash protection.
Only downside to the woodcraft is if you use canyon dancers.
 

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I mean, a lead pipe or a chain is a lot cheaper and its time tested and concept proven.

 

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I have the woodcraft ones. My buddies have the cheaper kind... I dont really like the feel of them and the mounting system is totally gay. They look like decoration more than protection. The DION is nice but doesnt work for me. I do have longer clipon bars on mine as added crash protection.
Only downside to the woodcraft is if you use canyon dancers.
Yeah Id get the woodcrafts too. The Dion is cool, and the Rizoma ones are porno, but who wants to rag doll those and have to buy them again.
 

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Only downside to the woodcraft is if you use canyon dancers.
Shit, I completely forgot about the Canyon dancer issue. I do use a canyon dancer to transport my bike, so I have to be able to slip on over the ends of the bike.

That may significantly reduce my options unless I am willing to take it off every time...
 

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Cool I was pretty sure it was semi-standardized.



Well now I have to figure out the difference between the "Privateer" version and the "Factory Racer" version :bash (since the latter is still $245)

Edit: nm, apparently it's just number of colors and whether you get some cf to save a whopping 56 grams... definitely not worth $80).

I can get you a dion on a deal. Hit me up if you're interested
 

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I have the woodcraft. I like it. Works good when you have the bike leaned against a wall too. lol
I don't use Canyon dancers, I instead strap from the lower triple with helper straps.
 

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sounds like there's a market for a high-quality low priced guard, huh? :sing
Right...and they look so cheap to make. I thought about just making my own.
 
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