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June 20, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

My hands get sore and occasionally numb, but my forearms never bothered me.  Maybe there is something wrong with my arms.

June 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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 12, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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 10, 2019, 7:10 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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 8, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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

June 6, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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 6, 2019, 7:48 a.m.
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Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

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.

May 14, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
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Re: Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

I only use a Marsh Guard in summer because it helps keep my stanchions a bit cleaner.

May 9, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
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Re: Fenders? Marsh Guard vs RRP Guard(s) vs Mudhugger

The RRP plastic is pretty similar to the Mudhugger and I reckon it will be as durable.

April 13, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
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Re: 29front/27.5 rear...anyone try it on a hardtail?

Some like a 27.5+ rear, 29 front combo.  I know one rider on this and he loves the extra cush in the rear.  I tried it for one ride, it felt a little odd and I could not stop worrying that I had more traction out back than the front.  I feel that a regular 27.5 on the rear is not going to roll over chunk as well and ride a bit rougher.  No idea how it would affect handling.

April 9, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
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Re: the future of mtb's

More electronic bits like shifting, droppers and suspension.  Geometry will continue to evolve and so will hub "standards".

April 9, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
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Re: If price was not a factor...would you do AXS?

If cost was not a concern I would not be concerned with the price of replacement parts either.  I would probably do it because it never needs cables or adjustment.  I just changed the derailleur and shift cable on my FS bike and have had it with moronic internal cable routing.  My bike isn't that bad compared to some of the shit shows out there.

April 6, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
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Re: Understanding reach and ETT

Over the last few years I have gone from riding the recommended medium to large frames.  Once on the same model frame.  I feel more stable and comfortable descending.  Cornering is just as good or a hair better.  With my feet further away from my hands I can lean over the front end without feeling that OTB is imminent.  It is probably to do with my shorter legs, longer torso and, arms.  I have not seen a downside.  If I listened to the majority of riders and shop people I would still be on a medium.  I suggest trying both sizes with the correct stem and careful setup.

April 1, 2019, 6:17 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Lazy and out of shape is not a disability.

March 15, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
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Re: Do you ride a hardtail?

29 wheels suit my old man riding style a bit better than 650B did.

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