Helibars User Poll

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What position are your helibars in?

Poll runs till Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:23 am

All the way to the rear (narrower than stock)
7
33%
Middle position (stock angle)
3
14%
All the way forward (wider than stock)
3
14%
I don’t have helis, but I wanted to click on something.
8
38%
 
Total votes: 21

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Helibars User Poll

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 am

For those of you that run helibars/helibridge, what position are your bars in? List height and inseam if you wish.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:39 pm

Seems my opinion is in the largest response category.

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Post by nfa1eab » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Full forward, 6'1", 32", Helibridge.

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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by Deagle10 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Full forward, 6'3", 34" inseam. Wide shoulders so needed the wider bars. Would like them back and up even more but was huge improvement.

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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by Cav47 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:01 pm

Middle position.
5’10", 32", Helibridge.

I have longer arms than most my height. I am not built like Pants is......he must be carrying some phenotypes of an orangutan.
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by Steel_Gin » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:06 pm

5'8" and 30" inseam. Got their triple-tree when I bought my RDL seat.
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:34 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 am
For those of you that run helibars/helibridge, what position are your bars in? List height and inseam if you wish.
I see you are getting some good data here Mr. Lumberg. It shows that to each his own, and for whatever their body type is.
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:24 pm

You’re just mad I didn’t post my wintertime poll about what folks use to attach their orthopedic traction device to their bike.


Seriously- you’re entirely correct about the results.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:06 pm

Mad as heck!
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by Redfish » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:06 am

I can't vote twice but Pop and I are both running the HeliBar Bridge. Oddly, while Pop had the same setup on his '07 and wanted it set roughly in the middle position, he wanted his new bike set all the way forward. I did as he asked but on our last trip he was really hurting. I moved his bars back to about the middle position, possibly a bit back and he was instantly more comfortable.

I had mine all the way forward but moved them back to the middle before my last trip. I think old age and a lack of exercise has made my changes necessary.

So, both of the FJRs I maintain are set at roughly the center position.
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 am

I spent probably the first year on the ‘14 with them all the way back. And it felt fine. The bike was a big “new normal”, and the bars were good. Over time, I began to mildly dislike the severe (to me) wrist angle induced by having them all the way back. Moved them to the middle and I was immediately pleased
In addition to a neutral angle, steering felt lighter.
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Re: Helibars User Poll

Post by bungie4 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:48 am

I have the HeliBridge dealie. I didn't vote because I honestly have no clue what position their in. Probably all the way back though.
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