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Old 04-17-23, 05:20 PM
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Ergon bar pads

I found this interesting. Not ready to retape any of my bars any time soon, but I do find myself wishing for a little more koosh.

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Old 04-18-23, 12:35 PM
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Those "bar fat" padding things seem nice enough, but they sure make the bar fat.

I prefer the firm feel of a thin-taped bar. It feels more solid and confidence-inspiring.
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Pressure point reduction is as important to me as vibration dampening for hand arthritis and gel has been far more effective for me, both construction type anti-vibration gel gloves and under bar gel. Don't know what OrthoCell is (sounds like marketing hype) but may give it a try on one of my modern bikes as i can not handle fat bars on c&v or foam under shellaced Newbaum's.
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Old 04-20-23, 10:48 AM
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In the past I've double-wrapped my bars many times. Although I've never felt the need for Ergon products for myself, I admire the thoughtfulness of their design and quality of their construction, and I know riders who swear by them. These pads certainly make more sense than some of the other solutions I've seen--stick-on gel pads that burst, other stick-on pads that just make wrapping the bar more difficult, and those neoprene slide-on grips that were popular 40-50 years ago. I wouldn't be surprised to hear of pro riders using them for Paris-Roubaix.
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