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    What is this handlebar for?

    I don't have a picture of the bars, but I did find a picture of some bull horns with bar ends that looked similar. I hastily edited the picture with paintbrush (yes, paintbrush). I hope I got the point across.

    The bike is a road hybrid with flat bars. There seems to be some connector piece that connects a second bar in front of the handlebars. The second bar has a rise in the middle of it. The entire second bar is taped up. Is this some sort of older aero bar contraption? The bike is an older Giant Nutra.


    Feel free to laugh at my amazing digital art skills. I tried to show the rise and the way it fat connectors that connect to the regular flat bar. It says it's made by Scott USA.

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    You're right. It is similar to that. I wonder if it's an older version or something. I'm a bit confused though because these bars extend out in front of the handlebars and connect. I was under the impression that trekking bars came towards the rider.

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    Some time ago here, fellows had really good oppinions on that bar. One fellow was able to cycle without his wrist problems occurring. According to those men, the bars were no joke. As I recall, there was some discussion concerning placement on the bikes, very varied approachs.

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    Interesting. So you think it's just a trekking bar mounted forward with some sort of connector piece? Alright, that's it. I'm getting out the allen wrench; I'm gonna take this thing off and figure out what it is exactly.

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    Alright, these handlebars are mind boggling.

    There are these massive grips at the corners that don't let anything slide by. They do not come off. Yet, somehow the shifters, brakes and clamp were all slid past it somehow.

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    It's not a trekking bar. It's a triathlon bar. I have used to have one made buy Profile and Scott made one as well. I don't think they are in production anymore. Post in the triathlon forum and maybe someone has a set to sell. I ocassionally see them on ebay. Scott also made a similar model for off-road MTB actually. That maybe what you saw also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norwood View Post
    It's not a trekking bar. It's a triathlon bar. I have used to have one made buy Profile and Scott made one as well. I don't think they are in production anymore. Post in the triathlon forum and maybe someone has a set to sell. I ocassionally see them on ebay. Scott also made a similar model for off-road MTB actually. That maybe what you saw also.
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    Probably a Scott AT-4. It's an early '90s do-it-all mountain bike handlebar.



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    Svr you have a good eye, I was thinking the same thing but could not find a pic to confirm it. and I don't see why they could not be used as a trekking or 'day touring' bar. they would be great on a high end hybrid like a Via Carisma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    I don't see why they could not be used as a trekking or 'day touring' bar. they would be great on a high end hybrid like a Via Carisma

    They are great trekking bars! I had one on my tourer and now have it on my hybrid. The Scott AT-4 Pro is even better than the regular one because it swoops more and has more natural hand positions. If you can find one, buy it.


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    Thanks svr. I got the same answer in the triathlon people. That's definitely what it is. It has some scratches on it, so I've decided to sand it down and repaint it. Then I suppose I'll try it out on my road hybrid for some extra hand positions.

    I'm not sure if it's the Pro or not. I'm not sure what the difference is.

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