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    Bars

    I did a search and couldn't find much relating to bars besides "buy what feels right".

    What here is the drop bar of choice for clydes?

    I was measured at RBM and they suggested a 46. I wanted to stay with Aluminum so I checked out the Easton EA70. After reading reviews (which I am glad I did), many people complained that there was way too much flex. At 245 I was looking for something very stiff.

    Ideally I am looking for; minimal drop, very stiff, works well with shimano shifters/brake levers, strong (wont break if my dog knocks my bike over and the bars hit the ground), and black.

    Thanks for the input.
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    I've been very happy with my Salsa Moto-Ace Bell Lap bars.

    Ergo molded drops, moderate flare, comfortable section at the tops, and I don't notice much flex to them even during off-the-saddle climbs.
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    A little bit of flex isn't a bad thing. Without it, every little crevice and pebble on the road is going to end up being transmitted right to your hands and arms as vibration.

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