Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Clinton Township, MI
I also don't like the bend in the main hoop. It gives the bar a place to fold over if you get in a serious wreck. It surprises me from Wolfe, as they usually make high quality parts (even if they are geared toward going straight).
If I had to pick from what you have shown, then I would go with the 1-piece straight diagonal as it will add more strength. The 1-piece diagonal would help to keep the hoop from folding at the harness bar, while the 2-piece diagonal would not. As a bonus (if you can call it that) you would not have to completely cut the harness bar. You could just cut a "C" shaped notch out where the diagonal passes through and then weld the harness bar to the diagonal.
I am in agreement with Robert though, if possible get a different rollbar. More than just the weakening of the main hoop due to the bend, it looks like that bend puts the hoop right over the top of your head. It does not look safe to me, especially without a helmet on while cruising the streets.
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