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On One swept handlebars (OG)
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:24:50 am »
A tangent from the Fat Bike thread:

Had a few rides on these now, much better than Mary bars. They're wider with a slightly different angle/sweep back. They come in carbon and aluminium flavours, recommended :thumbsup:



A question for the OG bar users if I my?

I have Titec H-bars on one bike (similar sweep to Mary bars), but found that while the sweep made for a very comfortable position, I didn't quiet get on with them for technical MTBing as my hands wound slide forwards/inwards on steep descents. So I'm running Fleegle bars on my main MTB; not quite so comfortable, but my hands stay put (and I can run old-fashioned bar ends)

The OGs seem to lie, sweep-wise, mid-way between the Fleegles and the Marys... Does anybody have experience of using these in steep terrain? Do your hands stay put?
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PaulF

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Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 07:06:20 am »
I'm running Marys on both my mtb's without a  problem. Maybe that I'm not doing such steep stuff as you but no problems with my hands moving.

Not answering your question I know but is it worth looking at your grips before you start changing the bars?

Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 08:02:35 am »
Well, the RH tended to only move a bit, because the Rohloff shifter would stop it. The left hand, on the other ...er... hand, would keep going until it reached a brake lever. I suppose I could fit a dummy LH gripshift.  :-\

TBF, it was a significant problem only on steep terrain under heavy braking - most noticeably when I investigated the new downhill track at Cwmcarn. Some of the hillsides round here go down at 45 degrees. :-)
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PaulF

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Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 08:29:07 am »
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TBF, it was a significant problem only on steep terrain under heavy braking - most noticeably when I investigated the new downhill track at Cwmcarn. Some of the hillsides round here go down at 45 degrees. :-)

 OK you win ;D not much round my way that's quite that steep, at least for any distance.

Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 05:06:36 pm »
Just to wind this up, I finally got around to fitting an OG bar to my bike. Exhaustive testing around the Ebbw Valley and Black Mountains leads me to give it a big  :thumbsup: from me.
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Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2015, 06:31:16 pm »
 :thumbsup:

I've got them on both fatbikes. Love the angle they give my wrists, very natural and uber comfy.
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Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2015, 07:45:37 pm »
I find myself contemplating the compressed soot version... :demon:
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Re: On One swept handlebars (OG)
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2015, 07:47:30 pm »
wait until they're on offer  ;)
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