If like me, you enjoy cycling and also enjoy a good ale (never together of course, well maybe just a few but always responsibly) what better way to celebrate the union of such pleasurable past times than to have something on your bike that advertises your favourite tipple. These Mucky Nutz bar end caps stop the open cavity at each end of your handlebars from performing as a pizza cutter but to top things off, literally, they allow the metal cap from a beer bottle to be pressed on. Genius!
Metal beer bottle caps are obviously very tough being metal and all, but once they start looking tatty you have the perfect excuse to find some replacements! The bar tabs come in 3 servings; Draught, with an expanding rubber bung at £10, Homebrew, which is a push fit bung priced at £7 and Premium which clamps over the end of the handle bar using grub screws, price tba. I had troubles finding handlebars that had a thin enough side wall to allow the bungs in; the Homebrews need a bar with an inner diameter of 18-21mm which pretty much cancels any alloy bar out but the Draught bar tabs can squeeze into a bar with an inner diameter of 17mm which should fit most bars, alloy or other. The Premiums should be just the ticket for all bars, as they fit over the end.
A great addition to any pub adventure bike.
Probably the safest bar tab you could ever have and the cheapest too! Great, quirky, practical finishing touch to your bicycle. It is nice to see that people can make things with a sense of humour
road.cc test report
Make and model: Mucky Nutz Draught bar tabs
Size tested: n/a
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Responsible cyclists who enjoy bottled beverages.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
It fits into the end of your handlebars and gets decorated by a lid from a beer bottle.
Homebrew bar tab fits handlebars with an inner diameter of 18-21mm
Draught bar tab fits handlebars with an inner diameter of 17mm
made from a tough nylon plastic.
it isn't the lightest bar end plug but the fact that you can replace the caps means that it will stay like new for ever. Possibly.
Replaceable caps keep it looking fresh.
if you don't put the beer caps on then you would save a few grams but what would be the point of that?
for the fact that they will look like new every time you replace the caps, they will never age.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
if the bar plug fits then it's a never ending stream of novelty bar caps
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
drinking the beer to get the lids.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Finding a handlebar with a large enough inner diameter that they could squeeze into.
Did you enjoy using the product? yes
Would you consider buying the product? yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? why not
About the tester
I usually ride: Bike that I am testing at the time My best bike is: Giant CFR pro. Old school carbon converted to fixed.
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,