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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 09-27-07, 06:10 PM   #1
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one on midge bar durability?

edit: oops. i goofed the title! ha!

i bought these things a few years ago and rode them a while back for about three days with a 25 degree long stem on my 'cross bike. i liked it, but the flat end of the drop was way too short for my liking.

just recently i gave them to a friend.

so while he was starting from a stop, after just a few pedal strokes his front wheel went into a rut, tossed his wheel perpendicular, and gave him a sweet get off. the bars hit, then he went over. he was barely going when he wrecked. his bars did this:




i'm not saying one thing or another really, but i've wrecked waay harder in the same fashion on my current drop bars at speed. plus just about every other time i go mtb'ing, i have a sweet get off or two if i'm going too fast. i've never bent a bar like that.

however, he just bought a new pair since he loves them so much. hahaha

Last edited by isotopesope; 09-27-07 at 06:13 PM. Reason: title spelling error. help?
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Old 09-27-07, 06:21 PM   #2
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yeah, I did a similar thing (a low speed rear-end bumper clip), went over the bars, and they sheared off right at the stem clamp.
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