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Jagwire Tube Tops Housing Covers

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3.7 out of 5 (24 ratings)
24 customer reviews



> Cables & Housing > Cable Guides, Hangers, Ferrules, Tips, Ect

  • Protects frame from housing scratches
  • Protects frame from housing scratches; Slides over 4 or 5mm housing
  • Tube Tops 3G snap over housing
  • Tube Tops 3G 5.5 work with hydraulic lines and 5.5mm housing
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3G, Housing Covers/Frame Protectors (Black) Bag/4

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3G for 5.5mm Housing/Hoses Frame Protectors (Black) Bag/4

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3G Housing Covers/Frame Protectors (White) Bag/4

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Housing Cover Silicon (Black) Bag/4

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Good idea, but their newer design works much better

These were a good idea and I used them but never loved them. I liked using these better then using frame stickers but these needed to be looked after to make sure they stayed in place. The newer mini tube tops work much better, but you can only install them when you install the cables. These you can install anytime you want.

Pros: better than frame stickers
protect your frames paint

Cons: don't always stay in place

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: December 19, 2013
Reviewed by: Brian K.

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Jagwire Tube Tops housing covers

I needed something to quiet down my cable impacts with my bike. This can be damaging over time. These are a nice change to putting clear stickers all my bike

Pros: Easy to install. They slip on over the cables without removing or uninstalling the cables Quiet down the impact of cable rub and strikes on a loud aluminum frame

Cons: A bit spendy.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: May 16, 2013
Reviewed by: Charlie s.

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Protect your frame/paint/finish

I didn't want cable rub to ruin the paint/finish on my bikes. Applied these to the housing in the hopes of doing so. So far so good. Only time will tell I guess.

Pros: Ease of installation
Protects against cable rub

Cons: Can come loose

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: August 01, 2012
Reviewed by: Ooklathemok

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I love these things for protecting my frame from cable rub! Look a lot better than taping up the frame!

Pros: Prevent cable rub thru paint on frame.

Cons: Cost - ridiculous for what you get! Had to knock them down one star for that.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: June 25, 2012
Reviewed by: Greg A.

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I wish these were around a decade ago. My first high quality racing frame has smudges all over the head tube from a decade of cable housing rubbing against it.

I used these a new build in late 2010 in conjunction with Jagwire housing, and they have not let me down. While they sometimes migrate or rotate a bit on the housing, I have never had one pop off. Most importantly, my head tub is smudge-free over a year later. Their next generation product is even better than these in my opinion, but, as it has to be slid over the housing, you cannot install it unless you disassemble your bike. The benefit of this product ios that you can just pop them onto your housing and go - no tearing down your bike for installation.



Pros: Smudge-free head tube.
Easy/quick to install over the cable housing without any disassembly of bicycle.

Cons: Design allows for migration along/around the cable housing.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: June 15, 2012
Reviewed by: Ryan B.

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Helps protect carbon fiber frames

really helps cut back cable rubs on my carbon fiber frames. doesn't pop off easily

Pros: helps decrease cable rubs

Cons: expensive for little silicone covers

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: February 22, 2012
Reviewed by: Rey

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Nice touch for custom build

These snap on over the cable housing. They keep the cable from rubbing on the frame. Its a nice touch for a custom build and these work good. They don't fall off or become loose on the cable and slip around.

Pros: Fit good, work well, good price.

Cons: none

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: September 27, 2011
Reviewed by: Ty

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Save your paint

I have tried lizard skins frame protectors at the spots where cables hit the frame and the adhesive ultimately fails. I've only been on 3 rides with these so far, but they certainly have stayed put. They don't feel that sturdy but until I start losing them, I consider them successful.

Pros: Protects frame, stays put

Cons: Looks like they may come loose

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: August 29, 2011
Reviewed by: Scott K.

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Eseential for every bike

I tried various solutions ... stickers, longer runs, but this is it, a must have for anybody who likes to keep the paintjob looking fresh

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: August 23, 2011
Reviewed by: Adam U.

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Does what they're supposed to do by cushioning cable housing and preventing it from rubbing against the frame. Depending on the layout of your frame/cables, you may need several of these to achieve complete protection . . . which is probably overkill unless you're protecting the topcoat on a super-fancy carbon frame. Inconspicuous if color-matched to your cables; unsightly if not.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: August 14, 2011
Reviewed by: Matt

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Tend to pop off - decided it was better to protect the frame instead of the hose.

Pros: Neat idea

Cons: Hard to keep on, kind of pointless.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: June 14, 2011
Reviewed by: Nicholas L.

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Protects frame from housing scratches as promised

Pros: Ease to install

Cons: nothing

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: May 20, 2011
Reviewed by: joon k.

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The covers snap on over your housing.. and not very tightly at that. I have them on my commuter and they move around and come half off at times. I haven't lost any yet but I gave some to my friend and he lost them on the trail.

Nice idea but could've been better made.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: March 29, 2011
Reviewed by: Kenneth

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not too impressed with these, they do the job but seem to hold more dirt and wreak havoc on your frame. also expensive

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: March 18, 2011
Reviewed by: brandon

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Saves the paint (and your sanity)

Although these are saving my frame's paint from rubbing cables, there is a secondary benefit - they dampen sound. I was being driven insane by strange oscillating resonance noises & no matter how well lubed the drivetrain, shocks etc were, it wouldn't go away. Finally figured out it's the cable housing vibrating & rubbing in several spots up against the bike frame. These things cured it. Yes they can slide around a bit but none have fallen off yet. Make sure they are the right size for the cable you will put them on.

Pros: Saves paint, dampens annoying noises

Cons: Can slide around if the cable moves a lot

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: February 02, 2011
Reviewed by: Jeff B.

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These are a very convenient way to prevent paint damage from derailleur housings. They seem to be holding onto the housings well (I haven't lost any yet) and have prevented the typically scrapes and buffs from housings brushing against frames. I prefer these over the sticker-type protectors as they don't yellow, peel, or attract dirt.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: October 28, 2010
Reviewed by: Aaron

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protect your paint but can fall off. Good idea but they need to redesign so they are more secure. I have lost a couple so now I occasionally squeeze the clamp ends on the ones I have left.

Pros: protect your paint.

Cons: Need redesign 'cause they fall off

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: October 20, 2010
Reviewed by: Mark

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they fall off?

buy extra, you'll need 'em. Better to go with some racer's tape.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: October 02, 2010
Reviewed by: b

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It's the little things that make the difference

These little guys fit over your cable housing to prevent them from annoyingly rubbing your paint off at the contact points. They work and they are easy to install. What more could you want?

Pros: Easy to install.
Do what they are supposed to.

Cons: ???

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: October 01, 2010
Reviewed by: Ryan H.

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They don't snap as securely over cables as advertised. The first two I installed went missing after the first ride. One of the replacements went missing after a few rides, but one has hung in there...

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: September 19, 2010
Reviewed by: WeTYC...

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Where were these 10 yrs ago?

At first glance you may think of these housing covers as frivolous. Once you install them on a new bike or even the old bike you still love riding, you'll thank yourself (and the inventors of this nifty little gadget). Cable rub on any surface of your bike sucks. With it's split design, they're easy to install where their needed and the hourglass shape help keep them in place against your frame.

Pros: Protect the paint finish on your frame/fork.

Cons: Got to keep an eye on them, if they're on a position that moves alot they come off.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: September 12, 2010
Reviewed by: Ranier D.

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Easy to install

These are super-easy to install, but I've lost a couple over the years. They work great, but I wish they had a little more "wrap" to secure them.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: September 03, 2010
Reviewed by: MileHighMark

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Jagwire 'tube tops' cable housing covers

Great for protecting nice painted frames from cable rub marks, they also help to keep cables quiet. Available in Black and White colours. If you don't care, don't bother.. but it you do care, then these are the best. Tip: for hydraulic lines make sure you buy the larger size (5.5mm) or the small ones will look unsightly.

Pros: Another good product from Jagwire!

Cons: Only 4 in a pack.

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: September 02, 2010
Reviewed by: John D.

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These things help save the expensive paint job!

I have used these little guys on several bikes now and nothing this easy to use comes close. Just check where the cables are touching the frame and pop one of these little guys over the cable. No removing the housing. Very durable as well. I have moved them from bike to bike over time.

Tired of cable rub on the paint job, try these!

Pros: Easy, cheap, work great

Cons: Nothing

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: September 01, 2010
Reviewed by: Ron G.

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