Loop handle grip vs bike handle
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The Stihl FS-90R trimmer/weed eater has been with us for about a year
now and still starts on the first or second try. We made a bit more
progress on reclaiming
the gully today thanks to its power.
I recently considered
upgrading the grip to what Stihl calls a "Bike handle". I heard
there was a conversion kit, but our local Stihl dealer said that for an
extra 40 dollars from what the kit cost you could buy a whole trimmer
with the bike handle installed and ready to go.
She also told me that bike
handle grips are good for level situations where you find yourself
"mowing" for long stretches of time, but if you've got hills then the
two handed grip tends to wear on your back more than the loop handle.
We've got plenty of elevated weeds here, which is what convinced me to
forget about the bike handle.