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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-26-05, 07:10 PM   #1
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Handlebars?

Anybody running Dirt Drops or Moustache bars? Whats the verdict, are drops a must?
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I was looking at Dirt Drops and Midge bars...but the amount of FLARE was just too much and they felt weird (well only tried the dirt drops)


I went with the Salsa Bell Laps and have been stoked.
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I run moustache bars and LOVE them, they are on 3 of mybikes and soon to e on 2 of my girlfriends
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what's the advantage of running either one of these styles of bars over standard drops?
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The flare is super comfy when on the drops compared to the standard deal...also provides a bit more leverage....I am biased though....I'm coming from standard drops that were a bit too narrow, I'm just happy to breathe!
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I run moustache bars and LOVE them, they are on 3 of mybikes and soon to e on 2 of my girlfriends
I am running Moustache on my fixed gear road and love them for that purpose, nice leverage when climbing.
Are you running them for cross? If so what brake lever, shifters do you use?
Thanks.................
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I'm running them on my fixed cross bike, and my touring bike. fixed is just a pair of cranecreeks one made into a dummy lever, on the tourning bike the same levers with barcon shifters
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