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    What to use to plug ends of Monkey Lite XC bar

    So I have some Race Face Diabolus grips and a '09 Monkey Lite XC (carbon) bar. Problem is, the plug included with Diabolus grips don't fit in the Monkey Lite. The material is too unforgiving to squeeze into the hole. As this is a carbon bar, there is no surprise that the I.D. of the bar is smaller than an aluminum bar.

    With that said, I am sure many here are running the Monkey Lite and ran into the same issue. What did you find to plug the ends? Secondly, why in the heck does Easton not package plugs with the bar to avoid this issue?

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    get some ODI lock ons, or one on the several expanding type plugs

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    Trim your current plugs with some kitchen sheers. I had to do it with my Ergon plugs...

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    Run bar ends and you won't need plugs.

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    Seriously? You started this is in the 29er forum?
    Vecsus

    HTFU or STFU

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    Head on over to your LBS and I can pretty much assure you they got a "bucket" of plugs that you can go thru...they are your best bet
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    why do you need plugs?
    I don't use them, most are ugly and they really serve no purpose....... I suppose that out there somewhere is a guy who had a crazy cartwheeling crash and punched a hole in his leg, but really, it's a few grams of plastic you don't need

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vecsus
    Seriously? You started this is in the 29er forum?
    Seriously a mistake. Got lost somewhere going back between bike and computer. I simple "move to" would have been scolding enough thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyule
    why do you need plugs?
    I don't use them, most are ugly and they really serve no purpose....... I suppose that out there somewhere is a guy who had a crazy cartwheeling crash and punched a hole in his leg, but really, it's a few grams of plastic you don't need

    yeah, and when you lay your bike down a crunch up those carbon ends who cares, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyule
    why do you need plugs?
    I don't use them, most are ugly and they really serve no purpose....... I suppose that out there somewhere is a guy who had a crazy cartwheeling crash and punched a hole in his leg, but really, it's a few grams of plastic you don't need
    Ever had to lean your bike on is side when there is nothing to prop against? Or have the bike tip after you thought you rested it up safely? Ya get a nice big dirt core sample in your bars.
    Not a big deal, it will take some digging out.

    I just think it looks stupid without them. I was worried that another type of plug would be just the same. Still, I don't know why Easton doesn't send them with the bar owing to the fact that this may be an issue with any grip, do to the I.D. of the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    Corks

    This , works great .

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    I use them under my Oury grips to stop from getting holes in the end of them, there are different sizes for different bars, and if you don't put them small pieces of plastic, you can end up with a few grams of dirt in there, if you want chrome go to the hardware store and try some pipe ends. Or plug them with carrots, candy or something else edible, then you can eat them for a snack..LOL!!

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