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  • Drops

    89 36.18%
  • Bullhorns

    92 37.40%
  • Straight

    16 6.50%
  • Risers

    34 13.82%
  • Mustache

    15 6.10%
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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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    Here we go....
    I like bullhorns and risers.

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    depends

    drops and bullhorns are my favorites
    Last edited by Foxtrot; 11-05-07 at 06:42 PM.
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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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    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.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

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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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    i use a bunch of bars. i have risers now, so i'll vote that.

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    You left out an option for "stem".
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    racer x flies across cobblestones with a grimace of determination, three feet of seatpost, bars level with ankles, carbon fiber frame with Kryptonite lugs and a millimeter clearance between the fork and the 700x21c tires. This gives everyone a *****

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    I thinks very situation-dependent, they all have strengths and weaknesses.

    ....but I ride bullhorns.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by david3558 View Post
    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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    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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    wheres the option for dds

    not a 2ksuck'r

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    not gonna say til i've ridden every type of handlebar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    wheres the option for dds

    ...erotic.......

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    I enjoy my flop and chops a lot

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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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    Lowrider chain steering wheel, like this one:



    Not really, I use the Nitto B-123 drops.

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    overall--drops.
    but, i really like bullhorns too.

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    drops for touring, bullhorns for everything else.

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    drops all the way.

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