Tricks of the Trade - Karabiner Queen

02 August 2010
Compiled // Max Sullivan of ADB magazine

The hook on the end of tie downs are a great idea but, if the strap suddenly loses tension from your suspension compressing while travelling over rough ground, it can easily become detached. If a tie down comes adrift during transport, the result is not pretty.

There are a number of new tie downs that come equipped from the factory with karabiners (a metal loop with a sprung clip). But if you prefer your trusty old tiedowns but want the safety of a closed loop, just remove the original hook and replace it with a sturdy steel (not aluminium) karabiner available from most hardware shops.

Protect your Bike. Call Shannons Insurance on 13 46 46 to get a quote today.