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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)

View Poll Results: What kind of handlebar is best?
Drops 89 36.18%
Bullhorns 92 37.40%
Straight 16 6.50%
Risers 34 13.82%
Mustache 15 6.10%
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Old 11-05-07, 06:45 PM   #1
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Best type of handlebars?

What kind of handlebars do you guys find the best?

I'm getting a fixie and I was wondering what bars you guys ride around with. Straight? Risers? Drops? Mustache? Bullhorns?
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Old 11-05-07, 06:46 PM   #2
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Here we go....
I like bullhorns and risers.
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Old 11-05-07, 06:49 PM   #3
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depends

drops and bullhorns are my favorites

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Old 11-05-07, 06:50 PM   #4
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I like regular road style drops. iF you do a lot of ultra urban riding, I'd say go with horns, straight, or risers. If you plan on more open road type riding, go with drops.
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Old 11-05-07, 06:50 PM   #5
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GET THE BIG ONES. THOSE ARE THE BEST.

Bullhorns for traffic, road drops with hoods for distance. I don't do any other kinds of riding enough to use any other kind of bar.
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Old 11-05-07, 06:52 PM   #6
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bullhorns or long rides/climbs.


risers for town



i still have yet to try drops on my track frame
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Old 11-05-07, 06:54 PM   #7
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i use a bunch of bars. i have risers now, so i'll vote that.
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Old 11-05-07, 06:55 PM   #8
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You left out an option for "stem".
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Old 11-05-07, 06:56 PM   #9
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I thinks very situation-dependent, they all have strengths and weaknesses.

....but I ride bullhorns.
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Old 11-05-07, 07:02 PM   #10
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What is the difference between risers and straight, besides the fact that risers are higher? Does it offer a more upright position?
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Old 11-05-07, 07:05 PM   #11
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What is the difference between risers and straight, besides the fact that risers are higher? Does it offer a more upright position?
It wieghs more and since they are generally longer it will generally have a less appropriate sweep if you cut it narrow.
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Old 11-05-07, 07:06 PM   #12
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i have been riding drops for a bit.
this weekend i put on a set of straight bars...im still experimenting.
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Old 11-05-07, 07:06 PM   #13
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wheres the option for dds

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Old 11-05-07, 07:07 PM   #14
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not gonna say til i've ridden every type of handlebar.
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It wieghs more and since they are generally longer it will generally have a less appropriate sweep if you cut it narrow.
Do you know typically how narrow people cut it? From my understanding if its too narrow, maneuvering is harder.
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wheres the option for dds

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I enjoy my flop and chops a lot
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Old 11-05-07, 07:23 PM   #18
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drops > *
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drops- deda pista
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I like risers, but I always want to like bullhorns, I'm trying a new set right now and I'll see if I like them better!
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drops offer the most options (4+ different holds for various situations). and if your bike fits you correctly (the real kicker around here), they will be quite comfortable.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:01 PM   #22
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Lowrider chain steering wheel, like this one:



Not really, I use the Nitto B-123 drops.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:21 PM   #23
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overall--drops.
but, i really like bullhorns too.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:39 PM   #24
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drops for touring, bullhorns for everything else.
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Old 11-05-07, 08:49 PM   #25
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