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Ludmil
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RE 2016 harness with 2017 spreader bar?

Postby Ludmil » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 pm

Hello,
Was about to order (online) 2017 fixed hook spreader for Ride Engine 2016 harness, but almost at checkout stopped, as I saw description warning that it does not work for it.
Is that due to the flaps positioning change or what?
Does anyone has experience with ?
L.

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Re: RE 2016 harness with 2017 spreader bar?

Postby bigwave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:22 pm

Ludmil wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Hello,
Was about to order (online) 2017 fixed hook spreader for Ride Engine 2016 harness, but almost at checkout stopped, as I saw description warning that it does not work for it.
Is that due to the flaps positioning change or what?
Does anyone has experience with ?
L.
Two things. The Loops on the 2017 Waist band are smaller and positioned differently than the 2016. The 2017 Spreader bar reflects this. The Flaps that attach it to the Waist band are centred . The bottom line is that the 2017 Bar will NOT attach to the 2016 Waist Band but will fit on the Harness no problem.

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Re: RE 2016 harness with 2017 spreader bar?

Postby Largorn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 pm

I have a 2016 RE harness, 2016 fixed hook spreader bar and 2017 carbon sliding rope spreader bar.
The tabs obviously attach to different loops on the 2016 and on the 2017, but I was able to find a position that worked for me. Rode that combination for almost a year and now swapped the 2016 velcro in my harness to a 2017 one, as the 2016 was worn out. Now it obviously fits perfectly.

I've also read that it is supposedly not compatible, but it worked for me.

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Re: RE 2016 harness with 2017 spreader bar?

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm

bigwave wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:22 pm
The bottom line is that the 2017 Bar will NOT attach to the 2016 Waist Band but will fit on the Harness no problem.
Above statement is correct. My buddy had ordered the 2017 s-bar and had no problems attaching it. Note: For 2018, RE has removed the "belt connection" all together.
You can order a 2017 replacement belt for your 2016 harness if you want to affix the s-bar to the belt.
http://www.rideengine.com/GEAR/Accessor ... ement.html

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Re: RE 2016 harness with 2017 spreader bar?

Postby Ludmil » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Thanks guys, appreciate it!
I've ordered the spreader bar.
Changing the belt is a great idea...

L.


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