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Everyone likes to bunny-hop and no one likes dental bills. Set this bunny-hop training barrier up on any dirt or grass surface to safely practice your cyclocross dismounting and bunny-hopping. Three levels and two-sides allow you to progress up to the UCI legal 16" barrier height in either direction. If you trip or hit the bar, that is ok! The bar will fall out of the barrier frame and not harm you or your bike. Compact enough to stow away without taking up precious floor space or becoming a yard ornament. Includes (1) 3/4" x 24" pvc horizontal - but add any length you desire.
A must have for MTB and Cyclocross training!
PS. It also has a bottle opener......
These barriers are probably the best portable barriers around. Previously I built up a set of wood barriers, but those required a car to transport and thus, did not get much use. I love how portable these Up.Bike barriers are! I can fit two barriers in a backpack & they don't take up much space in the apartment, if any. The adjustable height is great as well, so anyone and everyone can practice no matter their skill level! Highly recommend these barriers to anyone looking for a way to practice cyclocross skills anytime, anywhere!
These barriers look very simple but are actually very well designed. The metal bookend parts are easy to set up – just push the pointy ends down into the ground like tent stakes. They work well on soft Midwest soil and do not wobble once stuck in. I was surprised and delighted to find out that the PVC rod actually has a bungee cord inside, so setting it up is just like setting up a tent pole. The PVC rod being made of 3 separate pieces has a couple big benefits: it is more portable AND it easily pops apart under the pressure of being hit during practice. When it does pop apart, the pieces stay connected because of the bungee and can quickly be reconnected. The barrier has 5 different heights: 2 on each side plus the very top. It is awesome to be able to move the height of the PVC rod so quickly and easily! I will admit that while the barrier is very portable, the metal pieces are somewhat heavy and awkward because of the large size and pointy ends. I will definitely look into some kind carrying case solution to make it easier to toss into a backpack and ride to a park. Also, love the Ellen Noble Pink color and bonus bottle openers built in.
These things are awesome! When I am not using them for cross practice, my kids like to jump over them and test themselves!