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Old 12-09-07, 12:27 PM   #1
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Newsflash ... drops are cooler than risers

I swapped out my drops for some risers yesterday simply to see what all the fuss is about. cc700 (whose KiloTT you've all seen many a time) sold me some risers and a quill stem for ridiculously cheap so I gave it a try.

My girlfriend saw my bike after I had made the swap and the first thing out of her mouth was "what happened to your bars? The other ones were so much cooler."

So clearly .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.

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Old 12-09-07, 12:29 PM   #2
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Case and point .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.
I never thought they were cool. Then again, I'm about as uncool as they come these day.

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Old 12-09-07, 12:33 PM   #3
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Well there you go. Drops get chicks. scientific fact.
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word, multiple functional riding positions is better than zero functional hand positions
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Old 12-09-07, 12:58 PM   #6
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Risers make my hands go numb.
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I've been seriously considering running drops on my fixed gear mtb... besides having better hand positions it also makes for a better riding position and weight distribution.
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post some pics of your girlfriend so we know how credible this judgment is.
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post some pics of your girlfriend so we know how credible this judgment is.
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What does that have to do with anything??

How about before and after pics of the bike?
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who the Hell are you and your Girl friend to be the judge of what is cool ? my wife thinks risers are the jam! she rocks them and like them WAY more.

dude me and my wife are the Judges of all things cool so take your kilo tt with drops and step off.


beside variety is the spice of life I got a bike with riser ,drop, and pursuit bars all fixed all fun and it my charming personality that gets me CHICKS.


......and my HUGE SOCK I jam in my riding shorts
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Case and point .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.
Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
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Old 12-09-07, 02:30 PM   #14
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also

plz dont say irregardless

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Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
lol

I was grading papers recently and came across this gem: "The idea that we have free will is a loosery" instead of illusory.
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also

plz dont say irregardless

thanks
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Damn and all these years I've been choosing my bars based on comfort.....and yet somehow I still get laid....who would have thought.....
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Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
I cleaned up that original post a little for you. I can't say that I was embarrassed or had cause to be however. I don't actually care what kind of bars people use. I just thought it was funny that the first thing I heard after switching my bars was that it made my bike less cool given the number of people that rock risers for the sheer "cool factor."
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lol

I was grading papers recently and came across this gem: "The idea that we have free will is a loosery" instead of illusory.
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this is a rarly important thread
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I cleaned up that original post a little for you. I can't say that I was embarrassed or had cause to be however. I don't actually care what kind of bars people use. I just thought it was funny that the first thing I heard after switching my bars was that it made my bike less cool given the number of people that rock risers for the sheer "cool factor."
threads involving risers just put people in attack mode. case in point, i've never run risers but for all intents and purposes this thread put me in attack mode....illusory.
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