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    cyclocross bar recommendations?

    I am looking for a new pair of handlebars for my cyclocross build. I like aluminum bars with a "classic" road bike type bend and with a short reach at least 46cm wide.

    I am looking at:

    Ritchey WCS bar
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...urve-Drop.html

    FSA Wing Pro Compact Alum
    http://www.jensonusa.com/!gyoYS5rE5B...ng-Pro-Compact

    Deda Newton Shallows
    http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...da-Newton.html

    IThe Ritchey bar specs are 127/75 and 6 degree sweep; which seems about right.

    Does anyone have another recommendations (or does it matter as long as the width is OK)?

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    Oh...that kind of bar...
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    I forgot to mention the only problem is I can only find these "short reach" bars in 44cm width max (I am 6'4").

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    I was looking for bars like that. Ended up getting OEM take-offs from the local Specialized shop for $40.

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    This bike is for 'cross racing. I have another MTB (with a dirt drop bar) for singletrack. I wonder what the shortest reach (round top section) bar is in 46cm width. I am using the he Ritchey bar specs with 127/75 and 6 degree sweep; as my benchmark.

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    Salsa cowbell come in 46cm and are 76/126. Closest I've come to matching dirt drops. Awesome bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_A View Post
    This bike is for 'cross racing. I have another MTB (with a dirt drop bar) for singletrack. I wonder what the shortest reach (round top section) bar is in 46cm width. I am using the he Ritchey bar specs with 127/75 and 6 degree sweep; as my benchmark.
    I only mention this since you said you've got a dirt drop on another bike; I race on a Salsa Woodchipper. At 6'6", it's the most comfortable bar I've found. After using it all last season, I'm even going to switch out the Bell Lap M-A that I have on my brevet bike.
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    I got rid of my bellap for the cowbell. I love the woodchipper on my ss mtb.
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