Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic

Photo from the collection of Jeff Archer of First Flight Bicycles. If you think you know what this part is (yes, we see the logo on the part!), post your answer in the ‘comments’ section– the correct answer will be posted there on Tuesday!

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LP - 04/15/13 - 7:12am

Headset that reduces vibration.

Dockboy - 04/15/13 - 7:16am

Steering damper. Suppose to reduce jarring motions from transferring to the rider

MsC - 04/15/13 - 7:16am

It’s a steering damper for mountainbikes from Stabletec, called the Dampenator – it had limited success. It assembles right on to your existing headset. The company is from Huntington Beach, California.

Kelly Smith - 04/15/13 - 7:35am

Yes, it is a Dampenator steering dampener.Better control over gnarly terrain.Ride and Smile!!!!!

Shawn Moore - 04/15/13 - 8:27am

Good in combination with a Softride suspension stem and Girvin suspension fork for the ultimate in lack of trail feel.

ant1 - 04/15/13 - 8:27am

campy seatpost dampener from their upcoming megarecord group.

Sven Goolhey - 04/15/13 - 9:42am

It is a steering damper; it does sound like y’all understand what they do. They prevent high-speed “head shake” (precession), not vibration.

Useless info: the old school way to reduce head shake (before dampers) was to over tighten the headset a little bit.

jorge - 04/15/13 - 1:41pm

a mountain shock that goes in the direction

Steve M - 04/15/13 - 1:46pm

Once again- you ‘damp’ things like motion and vibration. So it’s a damper- not a dampener.

Cykelposten - 04/15/13 - 2:44pm

It’s the first cycling-related novelty item from Third Man Records.

Slow Joe Crow - 04/15/13 - 4:34pm

I’m late to the party but my guess was steering damper similar to the Scott damper used on dirt bikes.

rd - 04/15/13 - 11:42pm

“StableTec Dampenator”

Kristi Benedict - 04/16/13 - 6:46am

Answer from Jeff at First Flight Bicycles: “Mountain bike steering damper.”

sps - 04/16/13 - 7:20am

Still have one in a box

Apostolis Non Kiriakou - 04/16/13 - 8:10am

Steering Damper

Jackie - 04/16/13 - 8:40pm

It’s a dampenator-enator by Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated.

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