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.
The Hirobel Frame Clamp is ready to use when removed from the package. If you would like to learn more about features, functions and maintenance of the Hirobel Frame Clamp, please visit the SILCA resource center.
Yes its pricey, but works terrifically on difficult to clamp frames. My wife’s Domane ebike with carbon frame and seat mast is very hard to properly clamp in regular work stand. This solves the problem very nicely. Very well made, easy to use.
I bought this to use with our carbon bikes and it is perfect. Eventually, I began using it on all of our bikes including the oddly shaped mountain bikes. I don't clamp any bike to the stand anymore.
A simple and robust clamping method for your delicate carbon frame. Fast delivery from the USA and seamless customs clearance in Thailand with duty payable on arrival.
Got a 2021 TCR and the tubing is super light/thin. My old Feedback Sports stand would no longer do so I pulled the trigger on this adapter and I am glad I did. It easily "installs" on the stand and holds the frame snugly. My only comment is the straps are a tough pull down on to the pin to get that snug love. Not a big deal and may ease over time. If you have a tube clamp stand this is a must for the ever lighter frame tubes bike companies are using.