Bars on my conversion are regular chopped and flipped road bars. I feel like I want to reach out more but just don't have enough bar length. Will real bullhorn bars provide me the additional reach? Any other advantages/disadvantages?
I wanted bullhorns but didn't want to spend the money if I didn't have to, so I chopped and flipped some drop bars. I personally hate they way they feel and got some actual bullhorns which are exactly what I wanted. Much more reach and much more comfortable, at least in my case. If bullhorns are what you really want definitely get a legit pair.
OK thanks for the advice, I'm going for the real deal. So now the question is the nitto rb 018 or 021. Zero drop or some drop. I suspect I'd go for the wider bars, but can't decide on having a drop or not.
the rb21 don't have much top bar space if you like to spend most of you're time there. The drop is too severe to make it comfy to put your hands on for a long time. I'd say go for the rb18s since you'll be basically having the same flip and chop profile but with more top bar space (even though the amount of horn you get looks like it's almost the same as flop/chop). i'd recommend syntace bars with 0 degree drop or 200mm drop because it allows you to put brakes on the ends of it cleanly