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Offline chris_yates

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Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:52:06 »
Has anybody tried one of these cruise control devices (lever that you tighten over the throttle and rotate onto the front brake lever to maintain speed). Do they work? Are they considered safe?

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 14:14:20 »
I have one and have used it on 2 of our Thousand mile rides ... works well on the motorway stretches and never had problems...... safe enough as long as you remember to roll off the throttle.
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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 14:23:49 »
I have one also ...

They are great for giving your hand/wrist a rest on long rides but going up and down hills adjustment is needed .

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 15:20:48 »
thanks for that. May I ask the brand and where you got them from.

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 16:02:29 »
Here's my one ...  :thumb:

As it says on it .... It's from the USA ..

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 18:08:51 »
thanks, looks pretty neat.

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 19:44:02 »
....... but not if you have handguards! I bought a cheap version a while back without thinking it through ...d'oh!!

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 20:22:34 »
My one sits on top of my handguard and works fine.
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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 20:27:21 »
Then let it rest on the hand guards, it's the same principle as using the brake lever.


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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 11:37:38 »
Ah! Perhaps I should look again.... thanks, gentlemen  :)

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 12:26:57 »
I used one when I had a rotator cuff injury which meant I had to move my right shoulder every 10mins or so. Worked a treat.

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 09:39:54 »
worth paying the extra for the 'made in USA' version or just go for the cheaper copy?

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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 10:18:20 »
I got the cheap one...... I've spent too much time in Yorkshire  :smirk:
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Re: Omni-Cruise effective/safe?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 12:20:29 »
I don't live in Yorkshire so I treated myself to a bit of quality however a cheaper version will do the same job ..