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    Handlebar setups on your hybrid.

    Just wondering if you had any pictures of your handlebar setups. I am contemplating a change from the stock flat bar on my FX to either a Trekking bar or something different. I would like to get other rider's opinions on bar setups, what their favorite is and why. Thanks.

    Right now I have the stock setup on my 7.5 FX, but am building my Jamis Aurora (touring bike) with a mustache bar using downtube shifters and older non-aero brake levers. I am looking forward to the differences to the drop bars it used to have. The FX that I have is a good bike, I love riding it, but the stock grips don't do it for me and I am looking for different hand positions when I ride longer rides. I would love to get some ideas from other hybrid users. Thanks.

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    I ordered a set of trekking bars, I'll post some pictures when they arrive and I get them installed.

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    I just do the stock flat bar on my Sirrus Sport, but I changed out the non-locking ergo grips and small bar ends for standard mountain bike style grips and full-sized bar ends. I also flipped the stem to drop things down a bit. I totally dig the long bar ends for long rides. You can just lean on the bar ends, find a nice comfortable gear, and crank away.



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    I've got bar ends on my stock Crosstrail bars (which have a slight rise, and pullback) ---- but, I've also added a st of mini drops from Origin 8, which I also like for occasional brief position changes ---- I can't take the drops very long, due to physical problems, but I still like them.

    No picture yet - and I'm getting ready to go fishin for 10 days, so you'll have to wait...... LOL

    almost forgot - I've got Ergon GP-1 Grips on there, too.(

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    Have stock bar on Trek FX 7.3, but made some changes based on feedback from Wanderer. To allow for mirror and bar ends, put on Ergon GP-1 grips. Recently, put wrap on bar ends. The new grips and bar ends have increased ride comfort. So far, feels great.


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    I first installed a set of Ergon GC2s; great grips, but they left me wanting more. I considered trying some GC3s but after reading many posts here, I bought some trekking bars. I had a heckuva time finding them, but that's another story. I love the multitude of hand positions that they offer me:



    The ergonomic grips pictured are cheap knockoffs that I plan to eventually replace with GP1s. The cork tape is very comfortable and required no padding underneath. It's my first taping job and so far it is holding up great! Changes since the pic include flattening the bars a bit and rotating my controls so they are more vertical; this allowed me to move my light to the spot where the bell is and move the bell up further on the bend. IMHO they are the next best thing to drop bars - you can even get a more aero position by placing your hands on the forward part of the bars and resting your forearms where the grips are.

    BTW the design of the bars brought the controls inboard and shortened my cockpit, necessitating the installation of a longer stem. Also, I lost the mounting position for my bar-end mirror, so I bought a helmet-mounted one. There is a bit of a learning curve but I'm starting to get used to it.
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    My hybrid has been a test platform for all kinds of things and has gone from the stock risers and adjustable stem to Scott Liteflite bars to drops and now to trekking bars... gives me a nice position on the road and a great position on the trail.


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    Got a set of ITM Trekking bars . they feature 2 D shaped 'wings' and an H shaped Yoke , that the 2 side bar pieces are clamped into, and the stem clamps onto the cross-piece of the H.

    there is a bit of creaking at the clamps, that says to me 'You really should buy a bit of Loc-tite', to quiet me'.

    It's somewhat a Mustache like Bend that continues around and back toward the center, to accept the Gripshifter and brake levers..

    since there is no straight Bit to the rest of the bars, there is a T shaped piece added to the top.. to hang bar bags off of, or accessory bits..
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    My setup:



    Flatbar, bended barends & aerobar ... the most versatile setup possible

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    I'm going AdelaaR's route on my 2009 Jamis Coda Comp. I am waiting for Profile Design Jammer GT aerobars and Boxer bar ends to arrive. The bike has a 580mm flat handlebar so I also purchased a Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 680mm flat bar in case all the stuff doesn't fit across a 580mm bar. Pictures forthcoming when I get it all set up.

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    I was thinking about adding some Ergon GC3's to my 7.1 FX, but I'm wondering if they might be a little bigger than what I need. Does anyone have any good pic of a Ergon GR2's mounted?

    Thanks

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    My handlebar is 600mm (i think) so you shouldn't have too much trouble fitting stuff on... 680mm damn that's a wide handlebar!

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    Thanks for all the replys.

    I am starting to lean towards trekking bars like irclean and Sixty Fiver have mounted, if I go this route I will probably not instal the ergo grips...I'm not all that impressed with the stock ones that came on the 7.5 fx. I must say though, the setup that Adelaar has looks promising as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    I first installed a set of Ergon GC2s; great grips, but they left me wanting more. I considered trying some GC3s but after reading many posts here, I bought some trekking bars. I had a heckuva time finding them, but that's another story. I love the multitude of hand positions that they offer me:



    The ergonomic grips pictured are cheap knockoffs that I plan to eventually replace with GP1s. The cork tape is very comfortable and required no padding underneath. It's my first taping job and so far it is holding up great! Changes since the pic include flattening the bars a bit and rotating my controls so they are more vertical; this allowed me to move my light to the spot where the bell is and move the bell up further on the bend. IMHO they are the next best thing to drop bars - you can even get a more aero position by placing your hands on the forward part of the bars and resting your forearms where the grips are.

    BTW the design of the bars brought the controls inboard and shortened my cockpit, necessitating the installation of a longer stem. Also, I lost the mounting position for my bar-end mirror, so I bought a helmet-mounted one. There is a bit of a learning curve but I'm starting to get used to it.
    Cheap ergos or not, you have a nice set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    Thanks for all the replys.

    I am starting to lean towards trekking bars like irclean and Sixty Fiver have mounted, if I go this route I will probably not instal the ergo grips...I'm not all that impressed with the stock ones that came on the 7.5 fx. I must say though, the setup that Adelaar has looks promising as well.
    All my trekking bars are wrapped in cork with no grips... this works for me but other folks really like their ergons.

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    I just slapped a pair of GP1's to my Trek Valencia, coupled with your run-of-the-mill barend. They're a lot better than my stock grips, which did have a similar ergonomic design, but were smaller and floated while riding. The clamp puts an end to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    Cheap ergos or not, you have a nice set up.
    Thanks, and it's nice to see I'm not the only one whose garage is filled with bikes instead of a car. I like your set-up, too; further proof that trekking bars are versatile enough to work with trigger, grip, and/or thumb shifters. I wonder if barcons would fit in the ends - that would make a great set-up! Food for thought...
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    "...nice to see I'm not the only one whose garage is filled with bikes instead of a car."

    I barely have enough room for bikes...


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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Q - You almost have trekking bars there...

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    I think I need to move to Edmonton, buy a case of beer, and drop in on Sixty Fiver. What is that green frame hanging behind the Bianchi - the one with the built-in rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    I think I need to move to Edmonton, buy a case of beer, and drop in on Sixty Fiver. What is that green frame hanging behind the Bianchi - the one with the built-in rack?
    Make it a two four...

    That frame is a custom made Arvon touring / randoneurring frame... it is a 66 cm frame.



    Am working with the builder and expect that some of the bikes rolling out of the shop will be fitted with trekking bars and I have a set at hand to use on my new tandem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Q - You almost have trekking bars there...
    The same old longhorns I had on the Cannondale trailer hauler.


    It made more sense to put these on the fast bike, but now they are too low and too far away for me to really use them properly. I can reach the ends but I'm not quite flexible enough to comfortably rest my forearms on the grips. The Cannondale has a taller stem and a shorter top tube, so it was easy to assume the aero position, but hauling my trailer through traffic, elbows on the grips wasn't often the position of choice. I might get a different stem or some yoga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "...nice to see I'm not the only one whose garage is filled with bikes instead of a car."

    I barely have enough room for bikes...


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