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smoke59 07-28-08 01:47 PM

New bars for mountain bike
 
Hello all. Im 6'2" 350# of pure man! My machine is a Specialized Hardrock that I ride 4-5 days /week riding usually 15 miles under an hour for cardio. The bike feels good and comfortable. I then enjoy longer rides usually 30+ miles on the weekend. The bike doesnt feel so good. I look so forward to gettin off this bike during the ride. I do stop for a few short breaks during the ride but hands and butt are hating it. What bars would anyone suggest for the hand position? I do have barends for different positions. Maybe something alittle higher. The butt will just have to get used to it.

Tom Stormcrowe 07-28-08 02:01 PM

Trekking bars.....

or moustache. I'd suggest a trekking bar though because if you hit a headwind, you can also get down and aero in a way similar to aerobars. Trekking bars on the right.....and your hardware should work with them, too. ;)

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/deakins/handlebars.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/deakins/...latandtrek.jpg

tpelle 07-28-08 02:19 PM

I have a Trek 820 mountain bike that I use as a "unimproved-road" road bike, also for winter and wet weather. I had the same problems, and solved 'em both. I put on a Brooks B17 saddle, and a set of Nashbar trekking bars:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...s/DSCN0473.jpg


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