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    Who makes drop bars with the shortest reach?

    Looking for some short reach/deep drop handlebars.

    Would like some 44cm c-c but hard to find in a pista bar.

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    salsa poco is short reach but not deep drop

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    it never occurred to me how i might like short reach drops....good idea



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    soma major taylors nitto b127 -
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    nitto 115's are pretty short and shallow too. it can be hard to find reach and drop measurements for a lot of bars. i think easton and ritchey both make shorter reach options.
    the salsa pocos are probably the shortest, my wife has 38's on a bike and they look like almost fake, like a scale model of normal drops.

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    Surferbruce- How tall is your wife? I'm debating between the pocos and the salsa short n' shallows for my cross bike, but I'm wondering if the pocos will be too small.

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    midge bars?
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    deep drop short reach
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    Quote Originally Posted by garagegirl
    Surferbruce- How tall is your wife? I'm debating between the pocos and the salsa short n' shallows for my cross bike, but I'm wondering if the pocos will be too small.
    she's about 5'1". later today i can take a pic of them if you want to see what they look like set up.

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    You could commission a pair of these to be made... although I believe these were actually vintage.

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    oh snap that reminds me you could always chop the soma bonzo bars too
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    I use the salsa short & shallows. Good bars imo.

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    I just got these. They're pretty short. And cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    I just got these. They're pretty short. And cheap.
    Yeah, but they have that gay ergo bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
    Yeah, but they have that gay ergo bend.
    ..and are wide as a truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare
    ..and are wide as a truck.
    Wide bars are where it's at. Who wants to be constricted by some silly-ass 350mm track bars?
    Last edited by jim-bob; 02-23-07 at 12:33 PM.

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    people who care more about form then function.. about half this board for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Wide bars are where it's at. Who wants to be constricted by some silly-ass 35mm track bars?
    Some people like hunched shoulders and constricted lung capacity. It looks SEXY. narrow bars are the new corset baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Wide bars are where it's at. Who wants to be constricted by some silly-ass 350mm track bars?
    YES! PREACH IT!

    that silly narrow bar crap needs to end!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Wide bars are where it's at. Who wants to be constricted by some silly-ass 350mm track bars?
    yeah not between deliver trucks
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    Sure, so you cut your bars down nice and narrow, squeeze between trucks, and then next thing you know your bag's caught on some *******'s massive side mirror or you're shoulder-checking cars.

    I don't see the improvement.

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    narrow as I go is 38 most of my other bikes have between 42 and 45 on em anything wider makes my wrists hurt
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