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Old 01-05-04, 11:25 PM   #1
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handlebar (road)

I was wondering what type of handlebars (road) you guys suggest for a heavy rider like me (180lb 5' 8"), would you suggest that a 25.8 clamp size could take that kind of weight and stress?
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Yes, any normal handlebar will handle your weight. You might want to avoid ultra-light carbon or aluminum bars. For the most durability go with steel, but I don't think you'd have any problem with a "normal" aluminum bar. My personal favorites are Ritchy and Easton.

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I'm 190 lbs now... I use the specialized road bg ergo bar.

I used to own cinelli's and have tried modolo's.. I had no problem w/ these bars...

BTW, all were aluminum.
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For the most durability go with steel, but I don't think you'd have any problem with a "normal" aluminum bar.

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Steel road bars?
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I weigh 70 pounds more than you.When I was putting together my bike, I just got a good tough bar (Salsa Poco). I think it's a cyclcorss bar. Just get a good bar. Steel is too heavy.
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Steel is used for some track bike bars, but even the most powerful riders use Al on the road.
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Steel is used for some track bike bars, but even the most powerful riders use Al on the road.
Thanks. I feel better already.
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Handle Bar

I weigh 175 and I've been riding the Easton Carbon bars for a couple of years now and there is no problem with them at all. I have a friend that pushes 190 and is a hard sprinter and just a hard rider all around and he uses the same bar.

Any quality bar will suffice. I don't see the need for the oversize in your situation.

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I was thinking of getting ITM Millennium with ITM stem as well, that's the reason why I asked. Thanks for all your help and feedback.
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