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I love it,ride it yet ? throw it on the bathroom scale if you get a chance and post here,the
color is loverly.I have a set of those beaters on the way in the mail.
 

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i don't like red, but that color is great.
great looking ride. throw in some specs when you have a chance.

have fun with it :thumbsup:
 

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Nice build!! :thumbsup:
 

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Sweet Ride!!!

I just wish that color was out and available for the Moment.

The first thing I would do is some lock on grips.
 

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ha! i thought the same thing.....weight weenie or not, Lock ons are a must on any bike.

i love the bike! it looks fast as heck for sure!
 

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Why lock ons? For the ease of changing?

I haven't been bitten by this bug yet as I don't feel the grips slipping at all nor do I have trouble changing them, really.
 

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It's just much easier to deal with if you swap bar components often.

It weighs almost the same as regular grips.

People who do lots of jumps and stunts may find the regular grips to slip or spin even when hair sprayed.
 

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Just look at the grips right now. They are twisting as he rides.

I started using them while racing BMX. after digging the bar into the dirt a couple of times the dirt creeps in and then you get the motorcycle throttle action. Also it does make it a whole lot easier to remove levers and shifters from the bar. No more air compressor and tugging just a 2.5 mm key and they are off in seconds. Also if your grip starts to wear just loosen, turn, tighten wha-lah new grips.


Now that you are sold on them get the ODI Rogue lock-ons. These are good for people with long fingers.
 

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coldsteele said:
Just look at the grips right now. They are twisting as he rides.

I started using them while racing BMX. after digging the bar into the dirt a couple of times the dirt creeps in and then you get the motorcycle throttle action. Also it does make it a whole lot easier to remove levers and shifters from the bar. No more air compressor and tugging just a 2.5 mm key and they are off in seconds. Also if your grip starts to wear just loosen, turn, tighten wha-lah new grips.

Now that you are sold on them get the ODI Rogue lock-ons. These are good for people with long fingers.
I use those on my bike,they are great,and easy to get off as well as adjust.
 

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chad1433 said:
Why lock ons? For the ease of changing?

I haven't been bitten by this bug yet as I don't feel the grips slipping at all nor do I have trouble changing them, really.
I was with you Chad till I bought a carbon bar. Now I am considering lock-ons.
 

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I was with you Chad till I bought a carbon bar. Now I am considering lock-ons.
Why just with the carbon? The additon of the locks creates more pressure points along the bar - more areas for failure :eek: (though carbon is pretty tough).

I'm not saying don't get them...I'm actually wanting to get some Ergon grips, they're lock-on. I'm just saying I've never actually thought I'd need them, per se. I've been running SRAM twist shifters, too and I don't regularly see grips to fit the bar with those. The ones I have seen are hard as a rock...might as well get bar tape!
 

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I was with you Chad till I bought a carbon bar. Now I am considering lock-ons.
Carbon bars eliminate the old screwdriver slide-in trick for removal.
Also, your right on about the pressure points, I hadn't thought of that.
 

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I have the lock on grips on my carbon Monkey and it's fine. Just don't over tighten the clamp. Get the bolts to a point where the grips don't slip and no need to go beyond that.

If you are concerned with screw driver scratching the carbon, you can work some water into the grip with a straw or whatever. Once you get a bit of water under the grip you should be able to slide it out much easier.

Chad, lock ons are also available for twist shift. It's simply shorter. I got a pair of Yeti grips from Jenson and they are soft. Look at my Moment in the database and you'll see a pic of them. The only thing is that the pinch bolts from the inboard lockring protrudes a bit and you can feel it with your finger, depending on how you position the grips.
 
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