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, Andrew Jenkins <adjenkins@...> wrote:
> dleinheardt wrote:
> > Has anyone installed Oberon bar-end or clamp-on mirrors on their TBS?
> > They look sweet and trying to make certain they'll work on the
> > standard bar before ordering them from the UK.
> > http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/adjustable-bar-end-mirror-3.html
> > <http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/adjustable-bar-end-mirror-3.html>
> > Also, anyone who has installed M Bars on their TBS -- would you say
> > there is a marked difference from the standard bar? I need to replace
> > my handlebars and contemplating the M Bars for a slightly lower/more
> > aggressive riding position. Any specifics about installation,
> > clearance issues, etc is much appreciated.
> > DL
> > 2000 TBS
> > NY, NY
> I fitted bar-ends (not Oberon but similar). I've now switched back to
> the originals as I
> found the 60mm diameter bar-ends to be completely useless.
> Not only was I getting a good view of my elbows but because of the
> position of them
> I found that you had to make a effort to look down (and left or right)
> to see behind,
> whereas the originals are in your periphery vision when you're looking
> forward and
> therefore no effort is required to see something coming up behind.
> Obviously it's personal preference but for me bar-ends didn't work. I'm
> just glad I
> spent £30 on cheaper ones (I was going to get Oberons at £60 but held
> back until
> I'd tried them).
> Andrew Jenkins.
Hi a friend of mine has an Oberon on his bike and like Andrew explains they are difficult to use, being a convex 60mm.
However I have a pair of 70mm Motrax bar end mirrors which not only look good, they give excellent rearward vision, equal to that of the std mirrors. Regards Dave