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Old 07-09-05, 04:09 PM   #1
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Is it stupid to put BMX handlebars on a mountain bike? (wrist pain inside...)

I ride a Kona Hoss Deluxe. I recently went back to the store to get a riser bar with maximum height (out of the QB catalog) because of wrist pain. It came in. They put it on. And while the pain is greatly reduced I'm finding that it's still not high enough.

While I'm investigating the Mary bar from On-One in the UK, I was thinking of putting a BMX handle bar like on the Kona Humuhumu,etc. Would this be a good idea?
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Old 07-09-05, 04:16 PM   #2
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arent there already bmx bars on that bike?
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Old 07-09-05, 04:17 PM   #3
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arent there already bmx bars on that bike?
Not on the Kona Hoss models.

The Humu has them but I'm not sure if it will work with the geometry
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Old 07-09-05, 04:24 PM   #4
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yea i was talking about the humaamamamammaam. . .

i would never put bmx bars on that or any mtb for that matter. it would probobly be hard to get the bike into the air with bmx bars.

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Old 07-09-05, 06:50 PM   #5
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For comfort, the Kona Cruiser bars on the Humuhumu would be optimal...they'll defintely make the bike handle differently, though. As always, it depends on the type of riding you'll be doing.
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As always, it depends on the type of riding you'll be doing.
Honestly, I bought the bike more because it was built for heavy riders than its intended purpose.

I mostly ride on bike paths - though I do like how the meaty knobby tires inspire confidence when things get tricky on loose gravel. I do plan to replace the 2.3" stock tires with 2.4" or 2.5" urban tires when I need to replace them. I also plan to throw on a Surly Instigator rigid fork when the fork goes caput.

I guess I ride more smooth urban fare than anything
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oh i thought you were dirt jumping with this bike. go for it, it might look weird though
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How do you have your brake levers alinged? They should be pointed down considerably if they aren't already. Adjust these; they may help much with the wrist pain.
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Get road bars.
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How do you have your brake levers alinged? They should be pointed down considerably if they aren't already. Adjust these; they may help much with the wrist pain.
Actually they should be at about a 45 degree angle sort of like a Q
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Actually they should be at about a 45 degree angle sort of like a Q
That's what I was trying to say.
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Higher stem?
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Honestly, I bought the bike more because it was built for heavy riders than its intended purpose.

I mostly ride on bike paths - though I do like how the meaty knobby tires inspire confidence when things get tricky on loose gravel. I do plan to replace the 2.3" stock tires with 2.4" or 2.5" urban tires when I need to replace them. I also plan to throw on a Surly Instigator rigid fork when the fork goes caput.

I guess I ride more smooth urban fare than anything

You now have a comfort bike, not a mountain bike.

And as far as knobby tires in loose gravel ... it really doesn't matter. Nothing will grab loose gravel.
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That's what I was trying to say.
I had hoped.
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Have you tried getting a shorter stem so you're not leaning so much on the handlebars?? also, get some super pad type grips, they help heaps.

Example:http://www.serfas.com/grips_plus/SGRX.html
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