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Old 12-20-05, 06:15 AM   #1
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I've started collecting parts for my next bike & was thinking I'd get some Nitto Bullhorns. But which ones? There seem to be a variety available. I've attached photos of 4 models what I've found so far on this forum & around the internet. Are these all? Opinions? I'm leaning toward to HB4004 or 018.
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Old 12-20-05, 06:29 AM   #2
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I have the 018s. They're pretty solid.
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Old 12-20-05, 06:34 AM   #3
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i'd go with the 4004s.. a friend has the 018's on his bike and they felt too short to me.
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Old 12-20-05, 07:36 AM   #4
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i think i have the 0-19's. you can torque those rascals and climb every mountain. get 'em. word. dap.
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Old 12-20-05, 09:05 AM   #5
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I have the first ones shown. I bought them to replace my chopped road bars I had before which were just too short. I knocked an inch off the end of the Nitto bars as they are pha-lentee-long. I like them for the flat spot near the stem for upright riding and getting down on the ends for speed/climbing. I'm very happy with them.
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Old 12-20-05, 09:33 AM   #6
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I have the 021 shown above and I really like them. I used to have the first ones shown(what ever model that is) I liked those too because of the gentle curves around the corners. For me I like to have some drop in the bull horns.
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Old 12-20-05, 09:55 AM   #7
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I have a pair of the 021s lying around doing nothing. If you're in nyc I can get em to you in the next few days for cheap.
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If you decide on the 018, save your money and just flop and chop some old drops.
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Hey, that's my bike with the 019's! I had pursuit bars (rb009) for a month or so, but wrecked them. I prefer the 19's, personally, because I could get them in a narrower size than the RB009's which only came in 42cm. The 19's gave me more hand positions than the 009's. The 21's look nice, too. I may have to give those guys a try.
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I'm on crank, that offer still open?
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As soon as I find 021's available in 38cm ... in North America ... I'm buying them.
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How short are the 018's? I like stumpy bullhorns. Right now I'm riding cheap Nashbar bullhorns that I chopped the ends off of. I'm wondering how the Nittos compare. (I want less flex)
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i have these lying around if anyone wants them really cheap.
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I have the 018s on my bike. I am happy with them. They certainly don't flex.
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I've got the 4004. I like the extension at the ends, so I can strech out on longer distances.
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where can one pick up the 4004's?
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I've got some nw 4004's, but I was bored one night and put red, yellow, and black bar tape on 'em. Just for s***s and giggles. Have not been put on a bike yet.
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Old 01-19-06, 04:41 PM   #18
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I have the first bullhorn pictured. I like them because the top is flat and and the drop is pretty deep and the length is crazy.
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andrew where did you pick them up?
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