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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there,

Because of the scratches that I am accumulating on my tank (I am very careful with my jacket, and I don't have a big belly that winds up scraping my belt buckle accross it... it's just getting marred up), I am finding myself looking for a tank bib.

I have considered the Horndawg bib, but came across the Hopnel listed below. I searched the forum, and saw a couple of posts mentioning them... but nothing too in-depth.

Does anyone have any experience with these tank bibs on the XC? I am wondering if this is going to scratch up the paint as bad as not having anything.

Also, does the bib retain it's shape after a period of time? I know some of them can become mis-shaped with wind/usage.

And finally, what about cleaning the bike? Better to remove?

Thank you all once again for your help....


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I just got this one, really like it. Need an extra set of hands to get the velcro pads placed so you can get it tight but other than that its a winner in my book. Haven't had it long enough to comment on how it wears but I will take it off to wash and wax etc. If its been real dusty I will take it off and wipe and detail spray the tank down, then shake out the bib itself. Hope that help some!

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CycleOpp's USA has them - they are plain ( no pockets) but you can get an Embroidered V if you want to get fancy! I like the simple look and they are not super big.

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Why don't you go to a customer painter or body shop and see if they can buff it out. Then ask them about keeping it scratch free.
Victory has such a pretty tank why destroy the look with a bib.
As far as bibs go maybe this

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I am having the same issue. I was actually thinking of ordering a clear vinyl wrap to put on the tank.
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Had the Horndawg on a couple of different bikes. Latest one for a little more than a year
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Had the Horndawg on a couple of different bikes. Latest one for a little more than a year
I almost pulled the trigger on one of those mini tank bras yesterday because I'm accumulating mars between the tank and seat. Even though they are under $40 I just could not bring myself to spend another dime on "something" for this bike.....lol

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I almost pulled the trigger on one of those Even though they are under $40 I just could not bring myself to spend another dime on "something" for this bike.....lol

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The cost of the bike is just the down payment for all the accessories .
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Hey there,

Because of the scratches that I am accumulating on my tank (I am very careful with my jacket, and I don't have a big belly that winds up scraping my belt buckle accross it... it's just getting marred up), I am finding myself looking for a tank bib.

I have considered the Horndawg bib, but came across the Hopnel listed below. I searched the forum, and saw a couple of posts mentioning them... but nothing too in-depth.

Does anyone have any experience with these tank bibs on the XC? I am wondering if this is going to scratch up the paint as bad as not having anything.

Also, does the bib retain it's shape after a period of time? I know some of them can become mis-shaped with wind/usage.

And finally, what about cleaning the bike? Better to remove?

Thank you all once again for your help....


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I actually like these ones. It doesn't seem too much of a pain to remove to clean the tank. I may just get one

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Hey PaiN

The cost of the bike is just the down payment for all the accessories .
You're absolutely right....what was I thinking? I just placed the order...

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