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    Pugsley Handbar Options

    Hey guys,

    I got a pugs in June and it's been my daily rider since. Added a brooks and a j.pak frame bag. Got the Salsa Moto Ace 17 degree bar on there now. Only ride about 10 miles a day rt to work and back... but would like something with better hand positions. Thinking about the jones loop bar. Would need to change my stem, so it's quite an investment. Any thoughts?

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    Unless you put bar ends on, the jones is probably the best way to add more positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Unless you put bar ends on, the jones is probably the best way to add more positions.

    Would that look kinda lame on a bar like the moto ace?

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    I'm going with the Jones bars as well, just ordered the 170mm ones.
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    as a rule of thumb, how much reduction in stem length should you account for when going from a nominal sweep bar like the moto ace to something like the jones loop? In order to preserve the reach for the most used hand position on the jones (the ends)

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    I have the Jones Loop bars on my Big Dummy and love them (although my wrists like Ergon grips on them more than the Jeff-recommended cork grips). I just ordered a Pugs and will be getting loop bars on it as well. In terms of extra hand positions, the Loop bars (or equivalent Titec-H bars and such) seem to be the only MTB-diameter bars out there.

    You can always try a drop-bar pugs I suppose....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 mission cap View Post
    Would that look kinda lame on a bar like the moto ace?
    Who cares what it looks like as long as you like it, man...

    I found with the moto ace that when I got my ergons with the integrated ends I had to change the bar because the sweep put my hands in a funky position. I'm using an old Titec Hellbent XC bar with the ergons and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 mission cap View Post
    Would that look kinda lame on a bar like the moto ace?
    What I meant was if you want more hand positions it's the jones or barends etc.
    Barends always look retarted! Some fatbikers use them cause they don't want to be hip!
    Get a jones and try to trade your current stem for another, save a few dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    What I meant was if you want more hand positions it's the jones or barends etc.
    Barends always look retarted! Some fatbikers use them cause they don't want to be hip!
    Get a jones and try to trade your current stem for another, save a few dollars.
    Some people can't ride with the Jones hand positioning.
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    And some of us couldn't be hip even if we tried. The bar-ends just help in that arena.

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    I put some "Mary" bars from On One. They look great. I love the hand/wrist relief provided. Search Mary bars and you will see rave reviews from the majority of responders.
    Last edited by Nevaditude; 09-27-2013 at 07:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevaditude View Post
    I put some "Mary" bars from One On. They look great. I love the hand/wrist relief provided. Search Mary bars and you will see rave reviews from the majority of responders.
    I have the Mary's on my pugsley. My wrists liked them so much I put them on my daily commuter and my ss too. There aren't multiple positions, but the one works for me.

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    Origin 8 space off road 2 is simar to marys

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