New hoods of BTP - Carbon

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Maybe I'll take Nils' advice and glue them on. Damn I miss his insight. :?

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by gumgardner

andy2 wrote: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


I never got a response when I tried contacting Bernhard with an email. :noidea: Maybe he's tired of giving away replacements.

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by andy2

I could try to dig out my old ones, happy to send you those. Feel kinda guilty for being a bad influece...:-/
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by gumgardner

No no Andy. You've been a good influence and extremely helpful :beerchug:

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by lo5707

Anyone had any recent experience with BTP Hoods - ie have the design/durability issues been addressed over the past couple of years or are they just as bad now?

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by djconnel

I've been using mine around a year (SRAM Red). They work great and are comfortable -- no tears. They are a lot more fragile than regular hoods, so take care when installing them.

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by mnmasotto

This place usually has them in stock. Plus they respond to emails fairly quickly. http://www.dulight.fr/. As for the hoods, I had some on my Campy SR11 and Record 10 group sets. Although they are surely lighter I found them to be way too flimsy and tear very easily. I spend a lot of time on the hoods and do not feel the weight saved is worth the comfort lost.

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by 113245

I'm curious as to how they're made if they're flexy enough to be put on as hoods...

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