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Old 10-09-07, 07:28 PM   #1
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Winter commuter - help me pick some bars, will ya?

The bike being built: Surly CrossCheck

I am planning on making this my winter snow and crud commuter. I'm struggling with the best choice for bars. The guy at the shop recommended these big wide mustache looking bars... Those look comfy for cruising around, but sometimes I like to get out of the saddle and crank up some hills, even in the winter.

I don't want to be TOO stretched out though. Should I go with just the regular ol' drops? I would like body to be seated a little more upright for sketchy snow biking.
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Old 10-09-07, 07:35 PM   #2
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risers or horns would be the tits
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Old 10-09-07, 07:37 PM   #3
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I run a strait bar with barends on my foul weather commuter.
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Old 10-09-07, 07:51 PM   #4
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something comfy and strong
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Old 10-09-07, 08:02 PM   #5
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I'd say bullhorns, especially since you say you're going to be going uphill.
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I'd say bullhorns, especially since you say you're going to be going uphill.
Yep, bullhorns are great. Comfy, cool looking, and they offer more hand positions than flats do.
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moustache bars are one of my favorites them or north road bars
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I'd go for big wide (44cm plus) cyclocross type drops on a riser stem. I'm loving the 44s on my **** weather commuter and wouldn't mind going even bigger next time. The width feels really sturdy and stable in sketchy conditions. You can stand up, grab the hoods and crank on the hills, and you can go in the drops and get pretty aero when the winter wind picks up.
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