Monday, May 22, 2006


Having fitted the Ritchey barends to the roshambo, it was time for a shake down ride. I have done a few miles recently on the reborn Se7en, so I needed to get the muscles back in shape for riding the roshambo at this weeks Merida mtb marathon.

Thoughts? Like them, for cruising and climbing. Doesn't seem to kill the straight bar hand position, or make it feel too narrow. Relieves a little hand fatigue. The new lock on Oury grips are nice too. A little less squishey than the traditional ones, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Nevertheless, I think I prefer the Jones H bars overall. Obviously I need to do some extended testing, especially off-road, but I am beginning to think the IF will be wearing them.

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