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On-One Mary or Origin8 Off-Road Space II Bar?

Old 07-10-17, 08:25 AM
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On-One Mary or Origin8 Off-Road Space II Bar?

Hi...my LBS is about to convert my Surly LHT from drops to an upright bar (25.4), so my question is, should I go for a CroMo Mary bar or the similar Origin8 Space Bar (aluminum)? I can get both for about the same price (the Mary in silver, the O8 in black), and since Mary bars aren't in stock anywhere and would be over $100 anyway, should I go for it? Is original that much better than the "knockoff"? I feel like I should go for it just because the price is right, they're hard to get, and everyone seems to love them.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 07-10-17, 09:18 AM
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Not sure if my experience directly applies to you and your intended usage. I once had a mountain bike with CrMo bars. The bars transmitted so much vibration/buzz to my hands that they would get numb after a couple hours. I switched to aluminum bars and the buzz disappeared ...much much more comfy. So I would be inclined to get the aluminum bars
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Originally Posted by Jean_TX View Post
Not sure if my experience directly applies to you and your intended usage. I once had a mountain bike with CrMo bars. The bars transmitted so much vibration/buzz to my hands that they would get numb after a couple hours. I switched to aluminum bars and the buzz disappeared ...much much more comfy. So I would be inclined to get the aluminum bars
Oh, that's interesting...I would have thought that a steel alloy would dampen vibration (since a CrMo frame should do that, I've read) better than aluminum. I wonder if it has to do with something else? Either way, thanks for sharing your experience!
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