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ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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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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.

June 10, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

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.

Ya I stopped using Lock-On grips a few years back , I just use the ODI Vapor grips . They spin a bit but are so comfy and better lasting the the ESI ones I used before.

June 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
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I started wiring on Slip-on grips this year. What an improvement

June 11, 2019, 12:37 p.m.
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Posted by: heathen

My stem finally arrived..... Ordered May 8 arrived June 4. Race Face warehouse is terrible!!

On a side note to this thread, Joystick now has a local distributor to help with customer service... and I really like their stems.  I just ordered a Binary stem and it got to the shop the next day.

The One Up bar looks interesting.  I'm happy for the direct comparison to the Cutlass (which is what I'm currently on).  I find it plenty stiff, so I wonder if these would still be too stiff.  I do want to try at some point though.

June 11, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

I started wiring on Slip-on grips this year. What an improvement

did that in the early 90,s before Lock-ons became the rage.

June 11, 2019, 5:52 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

I started wiring on Slip-on grips this year. What an improvement

I CA glue the outer edge of the grip and ziptie the inside edge. Never had an issue. Doing it for 8 years.

June 11, 2019, 9:32 p.m.
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reading the number of "complaints" re bar stiffness and feel, how are you guys holding onto the bar? do you have a death grip on it or is it more loose and just tight enough to control the front wheel? holding on too tight can be a reason for arm pump and the bar feeling too stiff. it's the same idea of using your legs to help absorb hits - be fluid on the bike and not tight/stiff.

June 12, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
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I don't think I've ever experienced arm pump, seriously what does it feel like.  I get hand numbness sometimes, but arms feel fine.

June 12, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

I don't think I've ever experienced arm pump, seriously what does it feel like.  I get hand numbness sometimes, but arms feel fine.

You need to go do some early season Garbo laps at Whistler.  The constant on/off on the brakes combined with the brake bumps makes for ideal arm pump conditions.  If you dont feel any arm pump after a few runs from the top of Whistler, you are superhuman.

June 12, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
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I remember vividly back in the rigid canti days, I'd have no finger strength left at the end of a ride to shift to a lower gear. Then I'd have to take my dominant hand to unroll my left hand's fingers off the bar.

June 13, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
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Posted by: UFO

I remember vividly back in the rigid canti days, I'd have no finger strength left at the end of a ride to shift to a lower gear. Then I'd have to take my dominant hand to unroll my left hand's fingers off the bar.

LOL yup.

June 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
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If you are talking about hands, then yes.  After 3 days at Whistler I couldn't sign my name when checking into a motel the next day.  I think the OneUp bars are pretty comfy.

June 19, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
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Posted by: legbacon

I don't think I've ever experienced arm pump, seriously what does it feel like. I get hand numbness sometimes, but arms feel fine.

Forearms (the inside part) getting extremely sore and making it hard to extend your fingers... that combined with the aforementioned inability to unwrap your fingers from the bar and having sore fingers for days... Definitely a symptom of Canadian Open and O-Sin / Goats / In Deep laps haha.


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June 20, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
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My hands get sore and occasionally numb, but my forearms never bothered me.  Maybe there is something wrong with my arms.

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