Since Cane Creek took over the ee brand, they’ve been constantly in search of parts in need of enlightenment. While it’s mostly been big parts like the eeBrakes, eeWings cranks, and the new eeSilk suspension seat post, they’ve also added their spin to a few smaller components like the eeNut preload assembly and the latest – the eeBarKeep.
Rather than relying on a cheap plastic plug that’s liable to fall out of the end of your bars, the eeBarKeep is a sophisticated take on the standard bar plug. The intricately machined plugs are made from 6061 aluminum and use a 5mm allen bolt to expand the plug inside of the handlebar.
Even though they’re made of metal, the plugs come in at just 6g each, for a total of 12g per handlebar. The $39 bar plugs are certainly a luxury item, but if you’re looking for a classy way to cap off your bars, these look pretty sweet.