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    TT bars?

    I want to put TT bars on my MTB. I'm gonna need a new stem too.

    What do you guys think about this?
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    Why?

    I dont think it will make it look any prettier, best rule of thumb, (so it seems) is follow the directions on the box.

    It reads something like this:

    Directions: use on road bike.
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    Some one here probably uses aro bars or TT bars but maybe you should ask folks who actually ride with TT bars, Tri Forum here at BF

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Why?

    I dont think it will make it look any prettier, best rule of thumb, (so it seems) is follow the directions on the box.

    It reads something like this:

    Directions: use on road bike.
    I don't care how it looks, it is comfortable and puts me in a good position.

    Should I get them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    I don't care how it looks, it is comfortable and puts me in a good position.

    Should I get them?
    No, because they're useless off road due to

    A) the low speeds involved with MTBing
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    B) the instability caused by the position

    I know randonneurs occasionally use them because of the skeletal support, but they're on touring bikes.


    Perhaps if you race and the course has a road part, aerobars are of acceptable if ridiculous use. But that's not the case. Aero+MTB=incompatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    No, because they're useless off road due to

    A) the low speeds involved with MTBing
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    B) the instability caused by the position

    I know randonneurs occasionally use them because of the skeletal support, but they're on touring bikes.


    Perhaps if you race and the course has a road part, aerobars are of acceptable if ridiculous use. But that's not the case. Aero+MTB=incompatable.
    I can use TT bars on a MTB if I get a different stem.

    I want them because I will also be commuting with my mountain bike.
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    How are you going to mount your brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    How are you going to mount your brakes?
    I was thinking on the bottom of the part of the bars that goes forward, and shifters on the wider portion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    I can use TT bars on a MTB if I get a different stem.
    When I said incompatible, I meant "dumb". Get trekking bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    When I said incompatible, I meant "dumb". Get trekking bars.
    Whats the difference, besides the extra curve near the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Whats the difference, besides the extra curve near the end?
    What?

    Trekking bars....



    I see five hand positions.
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