New hoods of BTP - Carbon

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drainyoo
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by drainyoo

Hmm those sounds interesting. I have a set of Bianchi Celeste carbon cages that look good but weigh 40g each. I might consider these as well.

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pk0r wrote:You glue them on with contact glue. I already had a Campy set here and they made a pretty good impression on me. The other pics have been taken at the recent BTP meeting.


Hmmm, they look like wicker baskets. The weaving is weird. I love the weight on them though. How much do the stock hoods on the Records weigh?

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Stock Record: 43g.
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It looks pretty trick and will the white carbon hoods be more dirt resistant?

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are they are something like the material that sci con saddle bags have?

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the material they use is soft and flexibel, no worries of slipping and blisters
its kind of carbon but without the plastic looking materials i geus
then they must be able to do a silver colour as well and make a light saddle with the material to

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dark_albert wrote:they are flexi.

the price will be at 49€ for a pair. Campy, Shimano, Sram...all will be at his shop soon.


I was gonna ask... how the hell could you put on a rigid carbon fiber hood? :lol: Good to see they will be avail in SRAM, I might have to get some. Why do they need to be glued?
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:D hello, i take this pics on roc d'azur show in south of france :arrow:
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by drainyoo

For some reason they look too small in that pic.

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by Razor

drainyoo wrote:
pk0r wrote:You glue them on with contact glue. I already had a Campy set here and they made a pretty good impression on me. The other pics have been taken at the recent BTP meeting.


Hmmm, they look like wicker baskets. The weaving is weird. I love the weight on them though. How much do the stock hoods on the Records weigh?


That is what I was thinking too, the finish looks strange. Would probably look a little better if that rubber housing was not all around the hood for a cleaner appearance.

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I saw them at Eurobike.
Very nice product !
Very light :lol:

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hello
are the btp shimano hoods available ?
is someone put some ? photo wanted
thanks

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by andy2

I have used them for a couple of weeks now.
They are made from a very light, kind of rubbery carbon(ish) weave. Comfort seems ok. Edges a bit rough on my two pairs (no edge seam on mine like in some pics).
Seems Bernhard has refined the design a bit now.
Downside: they tear easily, take care when mounting!
Great service when I tore my first pair though :) /a2
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Ypsylon wrote:If bottle cages are on your list, he has some new prototype of a 9g cage that is suited for all bottles, not just conical ones.


What, when, how does is look? Please!
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by gumgardner

Those hoods do not give at all and tear very easily. I tried to fit one over my SR11 and it ripped right below the lever. I guess I could still use it.

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heat shrink hoods < 5 grams, cost 50 cents and dont rip.
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