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Momentum

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Apr 2019

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    You'd get a decent size frame bag in there

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    Thanks for this. Ice and Palms was truly excellent. What a trip!

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    I guessed so. But think it might be best to start with the slackest angle you want to have - easier to move yourself back with a layback post if its too steep with rigid forks than to move yourself forward if it's too slack

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    The seat tube looks kinda slack compared to the front end. Even if you don't want to go new skool most bikes seem to be around 73 with the suspension forks. But you can prob ignore me #armchairbikefit

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    I think the original reason Jones designed them was for the 45 degree backsweep, which is part of his unique approach to bike geometry. When you hold them at the outside of the bars your weight also moves back and you are fairly upright on the bike.

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    Pretty much as soon as ordering opened a couple of months back

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    I got some because when I'm bikepacking the bar bag has been compressing my brake cables (old school) and messing up the braking. I'm hoping hanging stuff on the loop will solve that. My bike now looks like an abomination though. They're meant to give more hand positions which is good for bikepacking too.

    Mind you the new bars mean I need to recable the bike. Bugger. Only just did it as well...

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    I ordered a pair of the On One Geoff bars a couple of months ago. They just arrived and are looking pretty sweet! Never owned any OG Jones bars (way too expensive given I get out on my MTB a couple of times a year thanks to kids) so I can't compare directly but they look very similar to pictures I've seen of Jones bars.

    There's no weight quoted on the On One site and I wondered if that would be why these are so cheap. But mine come in at 550g, so pretty much the same as the more expensive Jones bar.

    I'm all for protecting innovation, but I can't understand why the Jones bar is so much more expensive than these. If his were £50ish then I'd have gone with the original, but £25 for the On One vs £155 for the Jones made this an easy decision.

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    I was wondering that too. I quite like the fact they don't randomly spin round the bars in the rain...

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