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Old 12-21-05, 05:08 PM   #1
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I had not seen these before:



Soma "Bonzo" bars. 200mm of drop (30mm more than steel B123s), 120mm of reach (12mm more than steel B123s). In widths from 38-48cm. That all seems very impractical to me.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:09 PM   #2
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The curve is sexy, but they're just too bulky overall.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:11 PM   #3
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Now we just need the wheels...
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since hipsters just ride on the tops it makes sense.
reach curve and drop are just for looks.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:19 PM   #5
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Now we just need the wheels...
Damn that's a low spoke count. no wonder those wheels are so far out of round.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:21 PM   #6
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Soma "Bonzo" bars. 200mm of drop (30mm more than steel B123s), 120mm of reach (12mm more than steel B123s). In widths from 38-48cm. That all seems very impractical to me.
Love the name. I couldn't use them, but I bet there's some guys built like Orangutans out there that have been waiting for someone to make bars like those.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:24 PM   #7
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i need some context to see how big seem. context, people. context.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:42 PM   #8
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better?
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Old 12-21-05, 05:44 PM   #9
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better?
hilarious.

much better, thanks.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:55 PM   #10
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That all seems very impractical to me.
it seems pretty practical if you think of a guy who's 6'4", 180-200 lbs. and riding a 61cm frame.
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Old 12-21-05, 10:33 PM   #11
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those are about the same size as the 3t bars, no?

but yea, curvaceous.
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Old 12-21-05, 10:37 PM   #12
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im 6'4, i weight 210, and my frame is 61. i dont know if id use these. kinda too much.

i dont weight, do i. i weigh. dammit.
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Old 12-21-05, 10:41 PM   #13
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those are about the same size as the 3t bars, no?

but yea, curvaceous.
I'm pretty sure 3T measures their bars from outside to outside (not c-c like Nitto, eg). Therefore, their measurements make the bars sound like they're bigger but they're not.
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since hipsters just ride on the tops it makes sense.
reach curve and drop are just for looks.

yes! one more notch on the hipster belt. i'm almost there guys!
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Old 12-21-05, 11:10 PM   #15
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it seems pretty practical if you think of a guy who's 6'4", 180-200 lbs. and riding a 61cm frame.
well, i'm 6'4" 220, so yeah...these may work
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since hipsters just ride on the tops it makes sense.
reach curve and drop are just for looks.
The trick is to have oury grips up on the tops, so you can leave the rest of the bars untaped and still use a $40 top tube protector.
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does anyone actually have these on their bike? i'd liek to see what they look like mounted.
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These look soooooo uncomfortable to me. I love my B123s but won't be able to ride the drops too comfortably until I get a smaller frame. Bullhorns are where it's at for me.
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The trick is to have oury grips up on the tops, so you can leave the rest of the bars untaped and still use a $40 top tube protector.

you could even dent you TT with Oury grips all the way through the drops. but **** it NJS means beater to me anyways.
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Old 01-24-06, 11:08 PM   #21
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yes! one more notch on the hipster belt. i'm almost there guys!
Is that belt white?
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Old 01-25-06, 08:28 PM   #22
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I had discovered these a few days ago. I don't care what you people say, I'm buying them... I have B123 (38cm) and I've always thought they were ugly. (but who can afford steel cinellis?) Plus I would like the huge reach and drop, I think. plus the somas are only $30.
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Old 01-25-06, 08:29 PM   #23
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they are ugly. a kid here has them. the bend (front) extends too far forward. the drop (down) looks fine. i base this all aethetically cause i've never ridden them. just sayin' is all.
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wait. you agree that 123s are ugly? or are you saying the somas are ugly?
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