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Predator Cycles’ Razorback number plate holder updated, now with more carbon!

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Just got a few grams left before you meet the UCI minimum weight? Perfect. Predator Cycling’s new Razorback 2 carbon fiber number plate holder is all you need, and it’ll keep your marker flat, stable and in plain sight.

The piece is updated for 2015 to have a hexagonal bolt section to improve crush strength should you be a bit overzealous in the number plate installation. The flat end of it goes under your rear brake caliper, between it and the frame. Check it out on the bike below…

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The mount includes a flat carbon plate to add rigidity to your number plate.

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All of the carbon is laid up by hand, then CNC’d to get the final shape. This new version has a slightly wider top plate to keep the number stiffer, and keeps the O-ring at the bolt to prevent rotational slippage over the bumps. Pricing for the original was $29.95, this new one will be $35 when it starts shipping near the end of February.

PredatorCycling.com

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the dude
the dude
7 years ago

I thought that drawing was a gun from N64’s Goldeneye, i didn’t know computers existed with rendering software that old.

hjb
hjb
7 years ago

the dude- lol

Mike Dee
Mike Dee
7 years ago

+1

abc
abc
7 years ago

@the dude: clearly too elaborate for Goldeneye’s graphics, more like Perfect Dark 😉

pfs
pfs
7 years ago

I’m confused how a hexagon would improve strength over a standard cylinder in that configuration. Maybe they are using “funny” math to calculate the strength.

edge
edge
7 years ago

Looks rough. I’ve literally made more refined looking race number holders in my garage.

CXisfun
CXisfun
7 years ago

@pfs: I also can’t figure out what would make it much stronger, it seems clearly designed that way to the nut is recessed.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

doug
doug
7 years ago

larger cross sectional area to distribute the compressive strain over. basically more material to crush when you over toque the bolt.

pfs
pfs
7 years ago

@Doug – Perhaps. But if the round part would have had the opportunity to be the same OD as the points on the hexagon then it would have been even stronger. I would have been okay with the statement “We made the cross section larger to make it stronger and made it a hexagonal shape because it captures the bolt better.” I am not okay with stating that the hexagonal shape by itself is stronger.

Hern
7 years ago

Does it matter how strong this part is? It’s only holding a number plate hidden away from the wind.

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