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    1UP Glide Bar

    I noticed the teeth on my glide bars are starting to wear a bit. How often, if ever, do you guys replace the glide bar? I see 1 UP sells replacements for $9, maybe worth stocking up if this is a yearly type thing?

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    Curious for the longevity of my own bars; do you ratchet the holders back down for folding, or hold up on the red release handle then fold them down?

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    I just push down and let them click. Would probably have less wear and tear if I held up the release handle when folding down.
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    Thanks, good to know. I take it from your post you only got one season out of them though? Great username BTW!

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    I've only been using the 1UP for about 3 months now, but I ride nearly every day. So it's probably seen several seasons of 'normal' use in 3 months! Will see how the wear goes. I will probably order a few extra bars to keep in my truck just in case!

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    I hold up the handle to reduce wear when folding.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    I hold the handle up, too.

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    I've had my 1UpUSA rack for more than 10 years - from when they first came out. I use it a lot and I've never done anything to it including maintenance other than an occasional WD-40 spray on moving parts. It's fine. The thing is largely bulletproof.

    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    I've had my 1UpUSA rack for more than 10 years - from when they first came out. I use it a lot and I've never done anything to it including maintenance other than an occasional WD-40 spray on moving parts. It's fine. The thing is largely bulletproof.

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    This. And I don't hold up the handle. No issues.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Great info. Thanks guys!

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    Good to know here too, thanks fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    I've had my 1UpUSA rack for more than 10 years - from when they first came out. I use it a lot and I've never done anything to it including maintenance other than an occasional WD-40 spray on moving parts. It's fine. The thing is largely bulletproof.

    J.
    Mine's going on 5 years, strong. All original parts, including the glide bars that don't have any teeth at all. Never had a problem with these, barring a little oxidation/rust from being on the truck 24/7/365

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