General Cycling Discussion - randonneur (splayed) handlebar options?
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04-03-10, 09:25 AM
looking for something like this:
(these are Nitto Randonneur bars)
but with a 31.8 mm clamp. any suggestions? This is the only bar set I was able to find, just browsing through a few sites.
04-03-10, 12:05 PM
They're not shaped the same as in your picture, but the ones on my Sojourn flare out like this:
According to the 2010 specs, these are a WTB Mtn Drop, 31.8 handlebar, and I assume that's what is on my 2009 bike:
04-03-10, 07:18 PM
If you're not attached to your 31.8 stem, you could spring for a 25.4 or 26.0 stem and choose from many rando bars. I know of zero 31.8 bars that have the upward bend on the flats.
You could also get some shims for the stem so you can use a 25.4 or 26.0 bar with your 31.8 stem. I have the Noodle bar on my LHT and used the shims with a Thomson stem and have had no problems at all.
04-04-10, 07:09 AM
I dont currently have a 31.8 clamp on this bike but I do on my other bike & like the thicker bars. Thanks for the tips, I appreciate the feedback!
Ritchey's Biomax bars are similar, but far less extreme than the Nittos.
6 degree swept-back tops, 3 degree flare,Ergo bump and super shallow (130mm) drop for more a comfortable riding position
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