Cab Driver I think you are playing this one wrong, there are a number of shops here in UK and USA selling the 2016 bars - new.
That makes it a current problem.
I tested two bars right out the plastic and yes the lines were tougher to pull than I'd like, but you have to assume some bars out there will be unacceptable given normal production tolerances.
Please just find a solution and respond positively to this problem rather than over defending it and suggesting they are old bars and everything is hunky dory now, 2 years on.
Cab Driver wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:07 pmJust so everyone knows, we are onto 2018 now, so talking about 2016 as if it's new is a little far fetched. The internals of the control system with regards to the security line were re-engineered in 2017 to ensure a smooth deployment and reset, and an easier reset when not under load.badgb21 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:21 pmThe 2016 1X 52cm is on sale here in UK at $280 equiv. (£199 incl shipping) You get the feeling they are maybe built to a price and not the Rolls Royce we were led to believe!
Still a good bar. Have checked mine and some need a tug but they all worked well enough to flag out. Not sure they'd re-set in a light wind.....
A couple of flag and re-sets will break them in!
(Matt - I'm in Mass in Oct, (you'd need to collect from Milford) let me know if you want me to bring one over for you - bargain price
matth wrote: ↑Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:04 pm
You can get a non adjustable trimlite bar for under 400$
The reset issue is annoying and should have been fixed, but it is a very good bar otherwise. great QR, excellent lines , soft floating ends, simple clam cleat, below bar swivel, and of coarse the PU tubing that many brands are now offering..