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ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

May 22, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
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Posted by: craw

Posted by: heathen

I bought one. Couldn't pass up the price and chance to try something new.

So how is it?

The bar is still sitting on my bench waiting for a Raceface Turbine R stem. Race Face has become terrible with shipping. They are right here in BC but takes 7-10 days to arrive at the shop. I will report back once I get some time on the bar

May 24, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
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I am running a bar that is a bar and said bar came with my bike and lets me steer. Sure is one hell of a bar, cuza steering and all.

June 1, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
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Over 20 days and the stem has still not arrived from Race Face to my LBS. What is the hold up.

June 1, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
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Sounds about right for Canada Post. Did you know that for deliveries within the same city they actually use melted candle wax and attach the package to the back of a tortoise?

June 3, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
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Posted by: heathen

Over 20 days and the stem has still not arrived from Race Face to my LBS. What is the hold up.

You should call them up and let them know you're a union worker too. #solidarity.

June 5, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
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It has nothing to do with Canada post. Race Face was given the order May 8 and only shipped June 4. They need more people in their warehouse. Terrible service.

June 6, 2019, 7:48 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 14, 2017

I went from a RF SIXC to the OneUp bar and now have enough rides to comment.  It has reduced vibration and hand numbness for me.  The bar feels perfectly normal but my hands are more comfortable.  Good job OneUp.

June 6, 2019, 8:24 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

I went from a RF SIXC to the OneUp bar and now have enough rides to comment.  It has reduced vibration and hand numbness for me.  The bar feels perfectly normal but my hands are more comfortable.  Good job OneUp.

How much do you weigh? Trail bike?

June 6, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 14, 2017

I am 190  and ride a Fugitive in Cumberland.  I wanted a couple of weeks on the bar to make sure it wasn't a placebo effect.

June 8, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Posted by: legbacon

I am 190  and ride a Fugitive in Cumberland.  I wanted a couple of weeks on the bar to make sure it wasn't a placebo effect.

Did I ride with you in Nanaimo on Tuesday?

June 8, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
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My stem finally arrived..... Ordered May 8 arrived June 4. Race Face warehouse is terrible!!

Anyways, I am 200 geared up I ride a Norco Range and ride the fast enduro trails in Nanaimo. I have one 18km ride on the bar so far. It is definitely stiffer then my 31.8 Chromag Cutlass. But way better then a 35mm alum bar. 

One funny thing happened while on that 18km ride on Tzoo. I hit a patch of high speed brake bumps and they must has resonated at a frequency they bar didn't like because the feed back through the bars was crazy. I am going to try rotating the bar a bit more as I understand the angle of the bar is critical to the way it flexes.

June 8, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 14, 2017

No, I haven't been down there for a while.  Want to soon though.

June 8, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

No, I haven't been down there for a while.  Want to soon though.

So there is more then one Fugitive in Courtney. The more you know. 😉

June 9, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

I went from a RF SIXC to the OneUp bar and now have enough rides to comment.  It has reduced vibration and hand numbness for me.  The bar feels perfectly normal but my hands are more comfortable.  Good job OneUp.

Are you using their grips ? and how much bar rise?

June 10, 2019, 7:10 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 14, 2017

I don't like a grip with an outer lock ring or ridge.  I was using Deity Knuckledusters which are very comfy, and am now on Ergon GA2 Fat and am liking the tapered shape.

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