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    Faast Flexx handlebars?

    Anyone had any experience using the faast flex handlebars on their TW or other bikes? My friend is recommending them to me but haven’t heard from the horses mouth yet about them.

    Opinions? Criticisms? Best bars in the world?
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    I ran them on my 2012 XT1200Z Super Tenere till I sold it. pulled the bars and sold them to another Super Tenere owner. I liked them.... took away a fair amount of shock to the hands and arms, also diminished vibration at the grips. They are pricy and well made.
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    I've heard of these for a long time but never rode with them.
    They look like they would be great for stutter-bumps & whoops and rough ground in general.

    But...I believe they would really be overwhelmed by the T-Dub's lousy suspension!
    For $360, they are something I might consider only after I significantly improved the suspension.

    For a little more moola you could get the tunable ProCycle fork kit and much better shock spring.
    I have those on my T-Dub and previous bikes. They work!
    ProCycle is a good vendor for T-Dub kit.

    Also, tapered aluminum bars will help with vibes and harsh handlebar action.

    https://www.fasstco.com/

    https://procycle.us/bikepages/tw200.html#fork-kit
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    I want to try them just have not been able to drop the coin on them yet

    I bet they are killer from everything I have seen and heard

    many choices on angles etc I wish I could go somewhere and try all the different configurations to see what I like best
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    Check out handlebar riser dampener systems also. Because the TW used the round style riser clamps instead of traditional dirt bike risers, choices are limited. The flex bars and Twisted Engineering Bars seem to work. People love them, or don't find they do anything for them.

    Rox Speed FX Elite Series Anti-Vibration Handlebar Riser are one that should fit TW. They aren't cheap.
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    I seriously question whether those bars are great, or if it's just a case of confirmation bias on the part of reviews. They appear to only dampen in one axis, and while that axis is relevant for up and down bumps if you align them straight up and down, there's a lot of other vibration on bikes that aren't along that singular axis. There's also harmonics to consider, but I guess the adjustable aspect can help there. At that price, I'm probably not going to find out.

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    Darth hit the nail on the head. If your going to spend a lot of money - spend it wisely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddave View Post
    Darth hit the nail on the head. If your going to spend a lot of money - spend it wisely!
    1. Suspension
    2. Brakes
    3. Tires
    4. Everything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    I seriously question whether those bars are great, or if it's just a case of confirmation bias on the part of reviews. They appear to only dampen in one axis, and while that axis is relevant for up and down bumps if you align them straight up and down, there's a lot of other vibration on bikes that aren't along that singular axis. There's also harmonics to consider, but I guess the adjustable aspect can help there. At that price, I'm probably not going to find out.

    You really don't know how great they are until you take them off. That's well known by those who have had them and ride hard. For lolly gaggers, not so much. Ride a 60/80 mile Enduro or cross country race a few times then take them away and most want them back asap. You want them lined up on the same plane as your forks. Come off a double bad and these will save your wrists for sure. They'd be a waste of money for most tw riders. I just ordered my third set "Enduro Low" to put on top of my BRP Scotts Sub-mount to keep the same geometry as I had before. It sucks they cost so much but they are very well made and do work if sized and installed properly. They are not really for vibrations as much as they are for sharp impacts and hard hits. They defiantly allow me to ride at least 30% longer at a bearable fatigue. Just last week a rider dropped out early from arm pump and wrists so tight it looked like the tendons were gonna snap. That's what these are for; avoiding that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    You really don't know how great they are until you take them off. That's well known by those who have had them and ride hard. For lolly gaggers, not so much. Ride a 60/80 mile Enduro or cross country race a few times then take them away and most want them back asap. You want them lined up on the same plane as your forks. Come off a double bad and these will save your wrists for sure. They'd be a waste of money for most tw riders. I just ordered my third set "Enduro Low" to put on top of my BRP Scotts Sub-mount to keep the same geometry as I had before. It sucks they cost so much but they are very well made and do work if sized and installed properly. They are not really for vibrations as much as they are for sharp impacts and hard hits. They defiantly allow me to ride at least 30% longer at a bearable fatigue. Just last week a rider dropped out early from arm pump and wrists so tight it looked like the tendons were gonna snap. That's what these are for; avoiding that.

    excellence description of what these bars do JJ. they also reduce fatigue on rough dirt/gravel roads like the Dempster highway or the canol road, both of these are long tough tours..... good equipment helps everyone.
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