Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Soma Urban Pursuit bullhorns
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01-26-07, 07:02 PM
How do they feel? Do you guys like them? I'm upgrading from flip and chops.
01-26-07, 07:08 PM
Soma Urban Pursuit
I have the 38cm bars. I'm liking them so far, just switched from drops a few weeks ago.
01-26-07, 07:17 PM
Can you ride comfortably on the flat section on the 38's? What's the longest you've ridden on them?
Yeah I ride the flats comfortably, and thats with a brake lever on the flat section. The longest I've ridden, granted I haven't had them very long, is probably about 15-20 miles.
01-26-07, 07:33 PM
They look like the horns are long enough that the part that's angled up is a whole other viable hand position...is that the case?
does anyone have a picture of these bars on their bike they would like to share?
For a moment I thought those bars were wrapped in fur.
Didn't you hear....thats the new thing :D
01-27-07, 09:01 PM
my brother has a set of 'em on his conversion with a brakes mounted on the ends....i tried them on my bike, but the ends were so long i was way stretched out when i tried riding on the them, but my brother's bike is a bit small in the TT on him so with is extra reach mounting his brakes on the ends was comfy for him
i just got the soma bullhorns and they be nice. size 42. they can accomodate bar end brake levers, which is cool.
There is a stretch, but to me I liken it to digging into drops. By stretching me out, I feel I get more aero, and I'm better leveraged for hard braking. I like the positions a lot more than on my drops for day to day biking.
01-27-07, 09:32 PM
horns aren't any less comfortable than drops, you just have less to work with in positioning (I see this as a plus since it puts you more upright)
believe me, after the 70th mile hand comfort is the last thing you're worried about
I do get numb from time to time, mainly due to the tendency to fall in to this weird position where my wrists are completely flexed upward
01-27-07, 09:34 PM
If I had those bars I'd chop them down a bit, they look redunkulous.
01-27-07, 09:35 PM
Are these measured center to center, or outside to outside?
01-27-07, 09:49 PM
I would imagine outside to outside, since it should be the same measurement you do on your shoulders
mine are about 4cm too narrow and I can't tell a difference
How much is the flex in these bars? I have the nashbars and I wish they were a bit stiffer.
Haven't noticed much flex in mine.
I notice most of the flex on a hill, and that is what I don't like it at all. But I still like bullhorns a lot.
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