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phil d




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah - also anyone know where i can get my hand on a pair to look at - i live in Nottingham...The USE wewbsite says "LeisureLakes" in Derby is a dealer, but went on their website and couldnt find anything? Might give them a call later.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Handling is absolutely fine, you can either sit up as you're braking (there's no drop to them) or better still bend your arms and lean forward as you brake, this gets your centre of gravity lower and means you can take tighter corners Cool

I'm very happy with them Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xav, Have you ridden these on any 'technical' courses yet? How does the braking power compare to normal brakes?
Really tempted to get a set of these now.
Does anybody know if its possible to test ride a set of these anywhere?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't know if you can test ride them anywhere, with nearly half a grand's worth of bar most people will be a little bit tentative to lend them out I'd imagine.

I did the national 25 with its 17 roundabouts on these (and so did Hutchinson), I think the main thing to realise is that braking power is governed by what brake calipers you're running rather than the levers themselves. Vision brake levers and some Tektro brake levers have no return spring either, if you've got good calipers then as with all brakes they'll stop you dead no matter what the levers are like really. Some one piece aerobars like the HED and Oval are the same, with no return spring either. I've got mental crazy brakes:

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2983/photo0155fu1.jpg

And inside there are some very strong springs, I have no probs stopping at all.

Hope that helps, and trust me when I say that if I wasn't happy using them I would get rid of them and use different ones (and not just keep them because I spent a wodge of cash!) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was browsing the Quelle Challenge Roth website the other day and in the bike regs bit it said that bikes must have rearward facing brake levers - does that mean that Tula bars are not permitted?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I'm reviving this thread. What's everyone's thoughts about the Tula's these days? I'm looking at the 3T's as well. Both seem to be well engineered. Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved mine. Held up well when some idiot drove into the back of my bike. Only moved to the blackwells because the accident gave me a chance to experiment.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate. My wife has been asking what I want for Christmas and I think that this has got to be it!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the look of these as well but dont think will get on with the brakes ??? then again who needs to brake's
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love mine too, they have been perfect since fitting. The brakes are fine, if you've ever ridden a mountain bike you'll be fine with them, the levers are similar in feel.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xavier wrote:





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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a more serious not I will be looking for a set of integrated bars in the new year, and probably looking a second hand set, if anyone has something lying about, keep me in mind. I really like the look of the hed aerobar but I'm not that fussy, something that'll get me a good position on the bike is paramount.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going for it. I think I'll also grab an Oval R710 Adjustable stem for a more customisable fitting. Then I am set.

Xav,

Have you mounted a computer on this somehow or are you mounting one on your stem?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the best thing to do is this, excuse the proto extensions though!



or this



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rav

I have a spare new Oval R710 if you are interested. I think its 120mm but I'll check when home.

let me know if you're interested.

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