Just a quick thank you for your product, the AHIS Handlebar mount system.
As a 55 year old "A" rider I've been having trouble with my hands going numb and just a general feeling of my hands, arms and shoulders getting beat up in chopping conditions. I ride a 2016 Beta 390RR and have been generally happy with the bike except in choppy riding conditions. I've had been looking into Flex Bars and Twisted Engineering carbon fibre bars. After researching AHIS I decided to give it a try based on the weight and cost savings over the other options.
I mounted the bumpers in the rear position (soft) and have one ride on them. I was amazed at how it works. A planned 40km ride in choppy conditions turned into a 55km ride and my hands, arms and shoulders felt great. I also found that the system made my front suspension feel a little better and gave me the confidence to push a little harder.
Kevin |12/6/2017 8:04 PM
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Finally a better solution exists!
I have been using Fasstco Flexx Bars for over 5 years and have always found them to have good dampening. There have been some trade-offs however as they are significantly heavier than stock bars, they limit your hand guard options and the two-way dampening has always felt a little unnatural. I have also researched and read reviews about other bar mounts and bars with built-in suspension but they all seem to be compromised in some way. I don’t want my bars to move in every direction!
I am happy to report the AHIS system addresses all of these issues and now I can run any bars and handguards. I had almost forgotten how much lighter my stock bars were. As a pro racer nearing 40 I try to find every advantage I can. Small things can make a huge difference over the course of a 3 hour race. Having a little extra flex helps keep arm pump in check and less swing weight up top is noticeable in tight single track. The AHIS design is really clever and the clamps seem to be very durable. They have taken some big hits and a few hard crashes without a hitch. I am still on the fence on which dampening profile I prefer (forward or rear mount). Nice to have options and they are easy to switch around. Thank you AHIS for some creative engineering!