General Cycling Discussion - One piece handlebar/aero bars
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I don't know what else to call them. They were flat bars that came around like barends, but continued on and connected in front.
If you know what I am talking about, then:
Are these still made? Would they be a good all around bar for a hybrid that is used for everything? I do use a handlebar bag, so I hope they have that much room.
08-07-09, 06:50 PM
Not the Trekking bars I have seen. This is actually one piece or has an extender or somthing at the top that pulls it together.
08-07-09, 10:23 PM
I've got a curb-rescued Trek 700 that has bars like that. They have the Scott brand name on the front plastic bridge. They and the bike are around early 90s vintage. Has MTB levers and trigger shifters on it like a trekking bar setup. They're the only ones of their kind I've ever seen.
08-07-09, 10:39 PM
I think the op is referring to these monstrosities...
The lame hand position:
They kinda look ok from this angle. But it is a farce.
Tons of room for a bag though. I could just roll stuff up in a sweatshirt and it would all stay securely in the enormous triangle/wheel-window
As you can tell, I'm not a big fan. Very uncomfortable, super wide, and you loose the nice hand positions of drops/hoods.
I bought the bike second-hand and these came with it.
I'm afraid that riding around on these aero bars for a couple of weeks, however, has irreversibly damaged my social reputation.
I've since replaced them, but they're still hangin' around.
Anyone want em?
Maybe if i get rid of them my dog will come back and my friends will start to go out in public with me again.:(
Moral of story: stay away. There is a reason they stopped building aero bars like these.
It's not the ones pictured, but sort of similar. It does not have that severe drop and no pads for your arms.
I do think it might be the Scott ones in the prior post, as it does use MTB levers and trigger shifters.
08-08-09, 07:40 AM
I just googled scott handlebars and found this image on page one. Is this what you are asking about?
try this link (http://www.bikepro.com/products/handlebars/scott_combo.html)
That's it! The AT-4 Pro. Thanks!
08-10-09, 10:45 AM
those were nice bars. I wonder if they are still made. the rep gave me a pair of the AT-2 years ago and I love them. much better then barends
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