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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-26-07, 07:02 PM   #1
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Soma Urban Pursuit bullhorns

How do they feel? Do you guys like them? I'm upgrading from flip and chops.
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Old 01-26-07, 07:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-07, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have the 38cm bars. I'm liking them so far, just switched from drops a few weeks ago.
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Can you ride comfortably on the flat section on the 38's? What's the longest you've ridden on them?
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Old 01-26-07, 07:21 PM   #5
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Yeah I ride the flats comfortably, and thats with a brake lever on the flat section. The longest I've ridden, granted I haven't had them very long, is probably about 15-20 miles.
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They look like the horns are long enough that the part that's angled up is a whole other viable hand position...is that the case?
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Old 01-27-07, 08:29 PM   #7
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does anyone have a picture of these bars on their bike they would like to share?
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For a moment I thought those bars were wrapped in fur.
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Old 01-27-07, 08:48 PM   #10
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Didn't you hear....thats the new thing
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my brother has a set of 'em on his conversion with a brakes mounted on the ends....i tried them on my bike, but the ends were so long i was way stretched out when i tried riding on the them, but my brother's bike is a bit small in the TT on him so with is extra reach mounting his brakes on the ends was comfy for him
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i just got the soma bullhorns and they be nice. size 42. they can accomodate bar end brake levers, which is cool.
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There is a stretch, but to me I liken it to digging into drops. By stretching me out, I feel I get more aero, and I'm better leveraged for hard braking. I like the positions a lot more than on my drops for day to day biking.
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horns aren't any less comfortable than drops, you just have less to work with in positioning (I see this as a plus since it puts you more upright)

believe me, after the 70th mile hand comfort is the last thing you're worried about

I do get numb from time to time, mainly due to the tendency to fall in to this weird position where my wrists are completely flexed upward
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Old 01-27-07, 09:34 PM   #15
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If I had those bars I'd chop them down a bit, they look redunkulous.
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Old 01-27-07, 09:35 PM   #16
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Are these measured center to center, or outside to outside?
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I would imagine outside to outside, since it should be the same measurement you do on your shoulders

mine are about 4cm too narrow and I can't tell a difference
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How much is the flex in these bars? I have the nashbars and I wish they were a bit stiffer.
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Haven't noticed much flex in mine.
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Old 01-28-07, 09:48 AM   #20
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I notice most of the flex on a hill, and that is what I don't like it at all. But I still like bullhorns a lot.
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