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Default Anyone using the Ness Modular Apes handle bars

I'm looking at pulling the trigger on these bars. I'm looking for feedback on them. Thanks in advance.

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I have them. If I had it to do over I'd get the helibars.
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Completely happy with mine

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Depot Picker,
What is it that you dislike about the bars?

Dirty Dan,
What is it that you like about them, how is it better then the orginals?
Do you guys have picks of them installed?

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I still can't get the angle I want for maximum comfort. They are better than stock, but not fully adjustable.
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Depot picker,
Are you referring to the height position of the bars? How tale are you?I'm 5'8. Can the handles rotate in and out with these bars?

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MrXC2014: If you have the same handle on The V-O-G (this forum sensors the use of that name), I noticed you asked there about running cables through the Nessies. I can't help you there, but as a HeliBars user, I can tell you that you can't run anything through the Helis -- the pivot mechanisms prevent that sort of thing.

So, if that sort of custom look is very important to you, you don't need to even consider the Helis. However, if comfort is more important -- amount of pullback and wrist-angle adjustment -- I can also recommend the Helis, especially if you do a lot of long-haul riding (and given your height, which I assume corresponds to your reach). And, yep, that's a lot of money, no argument there.

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Yep, thats me I'll take a look at those bars. Thanks

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Yep, thats me I'll take a look at those bars. Thanks
Well, a lot of folks are freaked out by the $750 price tag of the Helis; see https://www.helibars.com/product/hor...lebars-victory . To that, what I say is: A) as I said above, yep, that is a lot of money; B) these bikes cost a lot of money, too, and we still bought them; C) people spend that kind of money on custom seats, and, for me, riding with too-short bars or grips at a lousy angle is at least as painful as a sore butt.

For more information on the HeliBars, I wrote a webBikeWorld article on them -- http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/helibars-review/ -- and I also put up a Vic-specific sub-gallery of pics and captions -- http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xc...-installation/ -- describing my installation process.

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I've got the Ness bars and like them well enough on both bikes but for them to feel right for me I need to have them at a high setting which causes me to lean forward a bit. Not everyone is going to like that. Some like to lean back against a backrest and glide down the road. My tailbone won't let me do that all day so the next best thing is to lean forward a little.

I probably would have been happy with the new Magnum apes or Gorilla bars being sold. The adjustability is good with the Ness bars but only up to a point as depot picker pointed out. The Helibars have the best adjustibility if you bring yourself to spend the money on them. I look at things like that as an investment. I know I will be able to sell them down the line for at least two thirds the cost so that makes it worth it if that is what I'm going for.
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