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Worth Caging My Bike?

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:20 PM
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I'd like to get a cage for my bike but I'm worried about slamming my knees against it over bumps and it limiting my clearance while turning. Anyone have any input about them? I'd like to go with either an Impaktech, new breed or sick innovations. I'd really like one but I have a very clean F4i and I'd hate to sacrifice ridability for something that would force me to cut my fairings
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:20 PM
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Cages are for stunting.
 
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
Cages are for stunting.
I知 aware of that... but I still like to ride it normally too and don稚 want to sacrifice that and take away all of its cornering ability in exchange for not having to worry about destroying my bike if I ever loop
 
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I ground the stock rear sets so much I broke the feeler pegs off both sides. Can't imagine how much worse it would be with a cage that sticks out so far. So either you make a stunt bike and cage it or don't stunt it and leave it with no cage so you can enjoy it as its meant to be enjoyed...
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:10 PM
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I can drag knee without touching my cage down. That said I cant lean much more than that, so sticking my knee out as a gauge is super important. Unless you池e going around knee dragging everywhere with very cambered roads you should be fine. As for hitting your legs on them, well it depends on how long your legs are lol
 
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Originally Posted by SunBlue View Post
I can drag knee without touching my cage down.
Like this pic?ahahahaaha sorry couldn't resist. But it is important to remember everyone rides different, so what works for one might not work for another.
 
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post



Like this pic?ahahahaaha sorry couldn't resist. But it is important to remember everyone rides different, so what works for one might not work for another.
Okk i shoulda seen that coming lol. More like this



Obviously I知 not dragging knee in that photo but I uploaded it so people considering cages can see even with my bulky cage there is still quite a lot of lean clearance. I知 not saying I知 the best rider or anything, far from it but quite a few of talented riders I know rock full cages as well and slay at canyons. I dont think cages stick out as much as people make them to be. Obviously cages are not the best choice for track or canyon only bikes but if you like to practice stunts on your daily ride its not a bad choice at all, i know my cage has saved my *** couple times

 
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Okk i shoulda seen that coming lol. More like this



Obviously I知 not dragging knee in that photo but I uploaded it so people considering cages can see even with my bulky cage there is still quite a lot of lean clearance. I知 not saying I知 the best rider or anything, far from it but quite a few of talented riders I know rock full cages as well and slay at canyons. I dont think cages stick out as much as people make them to be. Obviously cages are not the best choice for track or canyon only bikes but if you like to practice stunts on your daily ride its not a bad choice at all, i know my cage has saved my *** couple times

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I can drag knee without touching my cage down. That said I cant lean much more than that, so sticking my knee out as a gauge is super important. Unless you池e going around knee dragging everywhere with very cambered roads you should be fine. As for hitting your legs on them, well it depends on how long your legs are lol
I live an incredibly flat state and have to drive at least an hour to get to any sort of twisties so i may as well get one. what kind of cage are you running yourself?
 
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Originally Posted by chard View Post
I live an incredibly flat state and have to drive at least an hour to get to any sort of twisties so i may as well get one. what kind of cage are you running yourself?
Oh then you値l be fine... The cage I got on is New Breed itx4. It comes with 4 sliders but I took the bottom 2 off for more lean clearance, planning on putting them back on if/when I make the f4i a dedicated stunter

I considered getting Impaktech they have even more lean clearance but they池e $$$ af and I liked how the new breed has shocks in the sliders
 

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Oh then you値l be fine... The cage I got on is New Breed itx4. It comes with 4 sliders but I took the bottom 2 off for more lean clearance, planning on putting them back on if/when I make the f4i a dedicated stunter

I considered getting Impaktech they have even more lean clearance but they池e $$$ af and I liked how the new breed has shocks in the sliders
Yeah I was really leaning towards Impaktech since they've been around for so long and it's the tried and true cage but I just can't justify spending $400 on it. I'll check out New Breed, I like the idea of the shocks on a cage. Also thinking about ****'s but also kind of expensive
 
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