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Re: Sliding spreader bars

Postby mar menor » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:18 pm

Have the dakine chameleon with 8 in option spreader (rope)
gen 1 coming undone solved by dumping the red clip and reversing metal clasp ala ride engine.I use it with the 'nappy' legs straps ,not cool looking but super comfy.

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Re: Sliding spreader bars

Postby Peert » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:53 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:35 pm
If you have the option of going with 8" or 12", I'd choose the 12". The Dakine spreader bars (like most others) are curved so that, if the bar is too small, the ends of the bar will dig into your abdomen. If the bar is too long, the bar will curve around your abdomen, but not dig in. I've always used 12" Dakine spreader bars for that reason.
Thanks for this consideration.
purdyd wrote: I am not a fan of the Dakine option spreader bar.

Generation one would come unlatched but only when you rode toe side. ;).

Generation two has a very long attachment buckle on the right side, that seemed to correct the coming unlatched issue but, it seemed to make the loading uneven. The solution seemed to be leave more slack on the left side. This could be an issue if you use the longer 12” as it might be too big.

I think there are better slider options on the market. Just my opinion.
Sounds like you have investigated a lot of them. What is (value for money) in your opinion the best one?

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Re: Sliding spreader bars

Postby purdyd » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:01 am

The two spreaders I’ve used and prefer are the ion cbar, and the mystic stealth bar.

As far as value, something that works seems to me a better value than something that doesn’t. I’ve used dakine harnesses and hooks for decades but I think they didn’t get the rope slider right.
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