Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Trekking bars on a SS/FG
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05-25-11, 11:57 AM
Does anyone use trekking bars on their ss/fg's? I'm starting to ride for longer and longer distances and I'd like more hand positions than drops can offer. I'm also vain, and I've frankly always thought the trekking bars looked cluttered and weird, but maybe without shifters and brake levers they'd look better? Has anyone tried them?
It is the same as on any other bike.
05-25-11, 03:14 PM
Well, sure, but my question has a lot to do with aesthetics and I've never seen them mounted without shifters and levers galore. For some reason, I can't visualize them without all that stuff, so I thought I'd ask if anyone's using them here. I know there's a good discussion going on about various types of bars in the upright or drop bar thread, but I'm interested specifically in trekking bars, and I thought my question might get lost in that thread. I'm just interested to see if anyone here uses them and if they have pics they feel like posting.
They are ugly (but functional) no matter what bike they are on.
05-25-11, 08:50 PM
I love them despite their looks... have them mounted to my commuter and my extrabike.
If you want comfortable bars that offer a wide range of hand positions and an excellent wide and stable position for standing and climbing these are great.
05-25-11, 08:54 PM
Plus one on horrid looking bars.
Plus one on functional.
05-26-11, 08:23 PM
lol, thanks guys, I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to avoid the ugliness. 65er, you've convinced me; I have to try them out.
These Velo Orange ones don't look soooo bad: http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/dajia-trekking-handlebar-22-2-dia-sil.html
05-26-11, 08:47 PM
. . . go on.
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