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Old 10-14-05, 04:43 PM   #1
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Bullhorns with drop+anatomic?

What are the options for bullhorns with some drop? I like the shape of the syntace 'horns, but I'd prefer something with a more anatomic type shape on the corners, if that makes sense. What other options are out there for this type of bar?
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Old 10-14-05, 05:00 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-05, 06:49 PM   #3
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Those Chuck's horns are long as hell. I have to get out the hacksaw some weekend and finally cut them down - otherwise no complaint, tons of hand positions.
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hmm, maybe anatomic wan't the word I was looking for. I'm thinking more along the lines of the Nitto bullhorns, where the "corner" is flattened out, instead of making a 90 degree bend. That way there's a more comfortable (to me, anyway) position right there instead of just having the "tops" and "ends"...
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lots of options here: http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/c/COMPHBTT
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toman, I know exactly what you mean and it seems like most really aren't designed with the "shoulders" in mind as a useful position. In that sense, I think flipped and chopped bars are more comfortable.
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that's probably what I'll end up going with, if there's nothing else that's similar. I have some flip'n'chops now that I like, but with my setup I need some drop and something a little longer would be nice. Looks like the nittos are probably the closest to what I need; too bad they don't have internal cable routing. (yeah, I know, brakes are lame...)
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What are the options for bullhorns with some drop? I like the shape of the syntace 'horns, but I'd prefer something with a more anatomic type shape on the corners, if that makes sense. What other options are out there for this type of bar?
Profile Designs with 50mm drop have rather sharp corners, but fit in the palm under the thumb, because the drop ends right there. I am riding them that way sometimes. http://www.pbase.com/wojtek_burkot/image/49244563
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I bought these Ritchey Prologue Base Bars and chopped off about 3-4" off the ends (seriously). They work great though and are very comfortable.

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