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.
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.
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
I am 200lbs all geared up to ride. I run a 31.8 carbon bar as I like the flex. 35mm alum bars are way too stiff. I don't want two inches of flex. I just want a bar that helps take the edge off the rough stuff like my 31.8 Chromag Cutlass does.
Who has real world feed back on the ONE UP carbon handle bars. Too flex? No noticeable difference? What do you notice.
One local said they are great but if you don't set it up in accordance with your bikes head angle the flex is very odd felling. They have detailed info on how to set the bars up.
Posted by: Timer
Posted by: syncro
It's an existential question, but is there a point for most riders where the bike becomes too good and is actually a step backwards in the fun quotient?
I have been in a situation like that. But I consider it more of a question of choosing the right bike for the kind of riding you do.
After living in BC and riding a burly trailbike around the north shore, I moved to the Black Forest, taking the bike with me. It turned out that this bike was just far too capable for most of the trails there. The only way not to fall asleep on the downhill was to go dangerously fast, create conflicts with hikers and still not have any sense of technical challenge.
So I bought a light XC hardtail which was a hoot to ride and just the perfect bike for the terrain. Plus, no need to wear a full face helmet or armour.
Is it possible that bikes have become so good that they are too capable even for parts of the north shore?
I had the same experience when I move from Vancouver to Beautiful Fort Mcmurray. My fully made the trails just way too boring. So I built up a Cove Hand Job with a 140mm fork. That made the trails a blast and kept my skills up. I keep my full for trips to the mountains.
Posted by: RAHrider
Posted by: heathen
My all purpose CX bike. I ride this beast on local MTB trails and it is a blast. No suspension, short top tubes, steep head angle and skinny tires keep you honest and smooth.
2016 Kona Private Jake with a few burly upgrades to make it more fun in the woods.
11x42 cassette, RF SixC bar, 100mm dropper, Guide R brakes, 90mm Chromag Ranger stem and few more Chromag purple bits.
I can't decide if I like the bike or the matching pink leopard spandex/socks. Looks like you're having a good rip.
Cyclocross racing is a riot!! Booze hand ups and thick mud.
2017 Norco Opic C7.1
I have built this bike up to be a burly BCXC bike. It is fun but I am going to put it on a diet and try some Island Cup XC races. Swap to 25mm rims and skinnier lighter tires.
Currently built with:
Pike 140mm, Azonic 50mm stem, Chromag Cutlass carbon bar 770mm, RF Next G4 175mm, 150mm dropper, Specialized Power saddle, Sram Level ULT levers with Guide calipers, DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to garbage E-13 30mm rims, Minion DHR 2.4WT, 11spd X1 drivetrain Specialized Swat bottle cage
My 2018 Norco Range C7.2.
This bike is amazing. I have racked up 1600km on everything from three of the Canadian National Enduro Series to park days to Shore to the island Enduro Series and it continues to blow my mind.
Changes from stock are:
150mm dropper, DT Swiss EM481 rims, 170mm cranks, Chromag 40mm HiFi stem, Chromag Cutlass carbon bar 770mm, Kona Wah Wah pedals, Specialized Power saddle, Minion WT.