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Old 05-21-05, 05:08 PM   #1
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Question For Users of FSA K-Wing Handlebars

I have been using mine for a few thousand miles and I really like them. When I first purchased them from my LBS, when I noticed that they installed them with the top of the bars angled upwards. I thought this would be uncomfortable, so I asked them to make them parallel to the deck. I started rethinking that last week when another LBS owner showed up on his new Cannondale on which the K-Wings come standard. His upper bar was noticeably angled up which makes the drops parallel to the ground.

I am curious as to how you guys run your K-wings, and how you have the drops oriented in relation to ground. Thanks.
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angled up, rarely in the drops
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I'd seriously post this in the road forum... probably get more responses there?
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This seems to me to be a very expensive upgrade for nothing!!!! skydive69 what kind of handlebars did you replace with these. I can think of many things to upgrade on a bike but I think the handlebars would be the last.
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angled up, rarely in the drops
I'm trying to get a feel for the amount of up angle being used.
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My drops are angled slightly down, so I have a fairly significant upward slope on the top of the bar. I only ride the tops when I'm climbing and my body is erect so this gives an appropriate/comfortable hand position on the bar. It also keeps my shifters mounted high which I like for riding the hoods and with the drops angled down, riding the bar ends in the drops is very comfortable for me. I double rap bar ends and hoods to make the bars wider/more comfortable for endurance riding.
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Thanks for your input. I think the tendency is to be setup like you are, but at the least with the top angled such that the drops are parallel to the ground.
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This seems to me to be a very expensive upgrade for nothing!!!! skydive69 what kind of handlebars did you replace with these. I can think of many things to upgrade on a bike but I think the handlebars would be the last.
A small improvement in comfort can be worth a lot of money. It took about $3000 worth of modifications and clothing purchases this year but now I ride without chronic wrist pain, sore feet or a sore a$$. I am not being totally facetious when I tell my friends I'm buying an expensive bit of cycling equipment for medical reasons.
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