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Old 07-29-08, 03:49 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-29-08, 04:54 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When I said incompatible, I meant "dumb". Get trekking bars.
Whats the difference, besides the extra curve near the end?
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Whats the difference, besides the extra curve near the end?
What?

Trekking bars....



I see five hand positions.
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