Reviewed by Nicos
I recommend this product
• Non-marring, paint safe cones
• Extruded aluminum construction
• Retaining straps for extra security
• Eliminates costly repairs of clamping a
frame and cracking the carbon
The SILCA Lifetime Warranty covers products from manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the user. It further covers the function of all hard parts for 7 years from the date of purchase. Expected wear and tear is not covered. Learn more about warranties.
The pressure clamps used on contemporary workstands were developed for round steel tubing more than 40 years ago, predating carbon fiber, aluminum, aerodynamic and oversized tube shapes, integrated seat masts, dropper posts, and suspension systems.
These legacy designs assume your bicycle tubing to be both round and straight, and when it is not, the clamp can impart very high point loads at the clamp edges causing finish damage, internal carbon layup damage or outright crushing of tubes on the lightest designs.
With Hirobel, specially shaped, paint friendly cones and bindings cradle the frame at the tube intersections, where wall thicknesses are higher and forces can be distributed over much larger surface areas. Adjustable and adaptable for any possible frame design, the Hirobel also allows the repair stand clamp to be located closer to the bicycle center of gravity, improving stability and eliminating bouncing of the bike during heavier work while also locating the drivetrain consistently higher for the mechanic improving visibility while reducing back strain. Covered by SILCA's Lifetime Warranty.
Where has this been all of my life?! This is a must if you have carbon frames. Works as described. I have 2 Trek Domanes & a Trek Top Fuel 9.8. It gives you the peace of mind that you’re not damaging your carbon frames while working on your bikes.
This is so easy to use and I don't worry about my carbon frame or seat post. I keep the Hirobel clamped in my work stand. Rest my seat tube/top tube corner on rear silicone support. Cinch up the front support with my head tube/top tube. Done I normally don't even bother with the wrap straps, but their there if needed. There's a cable guide so no worries for external cables. It fits my Tarmac SL6 perfectly.