Triathlon - What Size Bull Horn/ Base Bar To Get
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11-07-05, 05:03 PM
I'm geting a set of bullhorns for my tri/tt bike project and am unsure what width to get. My road bike has 44's if that means anything. The bike is a 56cm. Other measurements shoulder end to end 16.5 inches height 5' 11". Should I go for 44's like my road bike or would I fit all right on 42's. Thanks for all the help also none of my local bike shops has anything like this so I cant go try stuff.
11-07-05, 06:39 PM
i don't think its going to matter much. Narrower will be more aero (when your on the cowbars) wider will be a little more stable and less twitchy. I'd err on the side of the wider bars and go with your road bike width if you're in doubt. When your doing a tt or a tri, you're hardly going to be on the base bars, and at those times you are (i.e. tight corner, technical descent) you'll want to feel secure on them.
11-08-05, 10:13 AM
I'm about the same size as you & ride with 42cm Visiontech base with 270mm clip ons. That is what is comfortable for me. My road bike, I think I have 46's on. The 42's really don't feel much less stable after a couple times out.
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