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Oval Wire
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Oval Wire

Oval Wire

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Oval Wire

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Your Opinion: 
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Page By: robojeda

Created/Edited: Mar 6, 2007 / Mar 6, 2007

Object ID: 2776

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Product Description

With a wiregate and thinner body than the Oval, the OvalWire has a large gate opening and a large capacity for nuts and pins. Its symmetrical design makes it optimal for racking and prevents the dreaded shift when aid climbing.

Wiregate biners, like the Livewire and Neutrino biners, offer excellent function on either end of a draw and clip effortlessly. Wiregate biners have a stainless steel spring gate that provides a larger gate opening and they lack mechanisms and contact area that can freeze shut or open in icy conditions. They exhibit significant resistance to gate whiplash due to their gate's minimal mass. Wiregates will fully function in the most adverse conditions.


OvalWire -
An updated classic.

EXCELS AT: Lightweight aid biner

GATE CLOSED kN (lbf): 23 (5170)

GATE OPEN kN (lbf): 7 (1574)

GATE kN (lbf): 7 (1574)

WEIGHT: 45 g 1.59 oz

ROPE-BEARING SURFACE WIDTH mm (in): 7.8 (0.31)

GATE OPENING mm (in): 25 (1.0)




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Voted 4/5

I like these for racking.
Posted Mar 6, 2007 5:14 am

Dan DaltonI agree...

Voted 5/5

these are the cheapest and easiest biners to use for organizational purposes. I have one of these on every cam I own. A little lighter becasue of the wiregate adn won't get forzen up in colder weather. Great biner, well designed.

Posted May 14, 2007 10:30 am

stepholight and cheap

Voted 5/5

use this for my nuts
Posted Sep 1, 2008 3:54 pm

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