After seeing many posts from Shiggy along with additional digging on the net I decided to experiment with my CX rig and try the On One Midge bar. Spent a couple hours yesterday installing the bar and experimenting with the brifter placement on the bars and got out for my first ride today. After a two hour ride in a nutshell I have to say that for me these bars are absolutely fantastic. Perhaps I am going overboard but they literally transformed my CX riding experience. My guess is that given the wide bar I ride on my 29er combined with riding in the drops a lot on my road rig I found riding in the hooks very comfortable (spent 90% plus on the two hour ride in the hooks). In addition, the hooks provide an excellent hand position for both applying power out of the saddle as well as control through rough terrain or descents. I found that my hand positions on my Deda drop bar were not great when riding rocky sections of trail or steep descending (which I would ride in the drops) and I would often get hand fatigue. I know these bars are not UCI legal and I'm sure they're not for everyone but I absolutely love these bars!
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Thread: On One Midge Handelbar For CX
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