Join Date: Jul 2011
Bikes: Santa Cruz Blur TR, Cannondale Quick CX dropbar conversion & others
meh, flip a FS bike into lockout, platform or climb mode (whatever it's got) and you can climb just like a HT. HT is ever more an economic choice, it has no advantage any more besides weight. and since many people ride 30+ pound MTBs anyway... well, the FS weight isn't a serious issue.
re: bars 4" too wide... yes, I agree. everyone seems to think that DH width bars are what everyone wants and needs. on a trail bike, in the woods? really.