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Offline Saint_Arc

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Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« on: September 04, 2012, 01:57:51 am »
I know there was a recent group buy on these and unfortunately I missed out but am curious how those who have purchased these like them thus far?  I'm considering purchasing these or something similar to it for the added protection.  Any input is much appreciated.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 02:13:29 am »
I have the Canyon Bars and the small rear guards, and I am very happy with the quality, finish, fit, and ease of install.

Plus, a 0 mph parking lot drop did zero damage to the bike and hardly anything to the guards. So they paid for themselves already.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 10:53:48 am »
I've seen two drop reports (including the one above) and both people are incredibly happy they had the cages on.  The other off was at more speed, and the same result.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 11:38:05 am »
I've seen two drop reports (including the one above) and both people are incredibly happy they had the cages on.  The other off was at more speed, and the same result.

The pictures of that roughly 20mph low side drop are a testament to the Canyon Bars and rear guard bars. Scuffed up the bars, a bit of minor damage otherwise, in what could have been full left side replacement costing > $1,500 is my guess.

I'm going to add long sliders to the front axle to protect my Denali 2 LED lights hanging down at the axle completely, but then I'm done I think.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 12:39:41 pm »
I am one of those that posted pics of a bike drop at low speed. I can tell you that the cages ( both front and rear ) have paid for themselves all ready.  I would have been replacing both a side panel and a rear bag cover by now if not for them.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 01:08:18 pm »
I am one of those that posted pics of a bike drop at low speed. I can tell you that the cages ( both front and rear ) have paid for themselves all ready.  I would have been replacing both a side panel and a rear bag cover by now if not for them.

Thanks for posting that, it really made me happy I purchased the full set.

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The actual quote is, "It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission"..... Unfortunately I have found it not to be always, nor often, true.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 07:26:08 pm »
Hello Mike, I was in on the group buy, sorry you missed it. I put mine on and have not had occasion to "test" them yet. I hope not to but they went on great. Build quality is great and I have the peace of mind having seen the posts of those they have saved that they will do the job when needed. Well worth the investment I think.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 08:54:38 pm »
I ordered a set and am waiting impatiently for them to arrive   >:(

They're selling like hotcakes, so get your order in!

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 11:22:08 am »
What I like is, there is at least equal, if not more, protection than the Top Block product, for about half the price including both front and rear guards from MCE.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 08:52:46 pm »
What I like is, there is at least equal, if not more, protection than the Top Block product, for about half the price including both front and rear guards from MCE.

 ::) But not near as pretty as the Top Block JR...
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 01:37:19 am »
What I like is, there is at least equal, if not more, protection than the Top Block product, for about half the price including both front and rear guards from MCE.

 ::) But not near as pretty as the Top Block JR...

I think they look very good, and like them.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 01:51:28 am »
What I like is, there is at least equal, if not more, protection than the Top Block product, for about half the price including both front and rear guards from MCE.


 ::) But not near as pretty as the Top Block JR...


I think they look very good, and like them.


Good value for the $ I agree, but as sexy as the Top Block??  I think not JR...  ;)











And most important, they work great!!  :great:

Pics to prove it on the link below...
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,34046.25.html
« Last Edit: September 06, 2012, 03:23:45 am by ZG »
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 11:42:16 am »
Canyon Cages are economical, look  and work great and are designed and produced in the good ol' US of A.  Where do those Top Blocks come from?   

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012, 12:42:28 pm »
@ZG -

A) I am not filthy rich like you
B) pictures of your sliders are not the subject
C) sexy doesn't help when you crash
D) and yes, to me the Canyon Bars look much better than the Top Block product and provides better protection.

I will be doing front sliders to protect lights down at axle. But can get better deal from US vendor and keep $ home.

At least either type is way better than nothing.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 05:10:52 pm »
For front axle sliders, I went with T-Rex.

They use a really good polymer plastic for the puck, and stainless steel 304 for the bar and nuts. Pretty stout stuff. Only $35 delivered.

Website: http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=160
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012, 05:23:27 pm »
@ZG -

B) pictures of your sliders are not the subject

I was only responding to your comment JR, you were the one that brought up the Top Block sliders bro...

What I like is, there is at least equal, if not more, protection than the Top Block product, for about half the price including both front and rear guards from MCE.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2012, 02:56:34 am »
@ZG - yes, I did mention I planned on putting front axle sliders on, didn't need to see your whole bike yet again, though.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 03:21:04 am »
@ZG - yes, I did mention I planned on putting front axle sliders on, didn't need to see your whole bike yet again, though.  :rotflmao:


 ::)

Ya right bro, go back an re-read your post I highlighted in red... it had nothing to do with your front axle sliders...

It's cool with me if you don't have the Top Block JR, but bad mouthing a product you've never had or tested is just plain ignorant IMO, and yes they work bro, did you click the link I posted of my bike on it's side?

You're a COG officer now brutha, act like it please, don't give info/opinions on a product you've never had or have any experience with...  :beerchug:





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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2012, 04:14:24 am »
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on aesthetics of course, but knocking top-block because it isn't made in the US is more than a little dubious given the motorcycle.

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2012, 10:06:43 am »
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on aesthetics of course, but knocking top-block because it isn't made in the US is more than a little dubious given the motorcycle.

I have only said that Top Block is a) foreign sourced and paid, b) very expensive, c) looks good and works, d) said, and stick by, Canyon Bars provide better protection in low speed crashes (as opposed to laying it down to take a picture). If that is knocking it, so be it.

The motorcycle I ride, a huge chunk of the money went to US companies. Sure, KHI Japan gets wholesale (minus import duties - revenue for the US government) back, but KHI USA and dealers get the rest. Plus KHI does a lot of assembly in the USA, and sources many parts in the USA for US bikes. So there is a huge difference between your motorcycle and Top Block, which produces zero US revenue.

And even the foreign sourced issue, on my part, was and is a minor point, because I occasionly use ProjekD for example. But my concern is now being amplified far beyond original intent because someone's feelings are hurt. I apologize, get over it. And remember, the OP wanted to know about Canyon Bars. :truce:
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2012, 02:36:11 pm »

The motorcycle I ride, a huge chunk of the money went to US companies. Sure, KHI Japan gets wholesale (minus import duties - revenue for the US government) back, but KHI USA and dealers get the rest. Plus KHI does a lot of assembly in the USA, and sources many parts in the USA for US bikes. So there is a huge difference between your motorcycle and Top Block, which produces zero US revenue.
LOL. I'm sure that Hyundai would be happy to give you "I  support USA workers" for a new made in Korea Genesis, but sold through a US dealer network.

Personally, all things being equal I couldn't care so much if it supports North American, Japanese, Martian jobs. Whomever makes the product I want gets my money. If a canyon crash bar floats your boat all the power to you.

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Re: Canyon cage and Highway Pegs Question
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2012, 10:27:41 pm »
Can you put highway pegs on the Canyon cage? That would solve 2 problems.

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Re: Canyon cage and Highway Pegs Question
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2012, 10:17:50 am »
Can you put highway pegs on the Canyon cage? That would solve 2 problems.

Yes, easily. With lots of room to select best placement for your inseam.

With Canyon Cage and rear guard you have the best possible solution, for a fair price.

I was pricing Top Block PRRK29 (rear slider) and it costs US$149 and change to get it delivered in the USA. I really wanted it, but refuse to spend that much money.

For that much, I can have a better set made from scratch, lol.
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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2012, 11:12:14 am »
Can you post a photo of the TRex front sliders on the bike?  tks

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Re: Canyon cage / saddle protectors.
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2012, 11:15:22 am »
Can you post a photo of the TRex front sliders on the bike?  tks

As soon as they get here. They've been shipped, they shipped the day after I purchased them online. So probably today or tomorrow they will arrive.

Some of the guys on the ZX14 forum have them and say they are quite stout and well made. I don't know if the pucks will be long enough, will have to wait and see.
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