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Old 07-08-08, 12:51 AM   #1
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Arc-Style Bar

Does anyone know of any manufacturer that makes a similar style bar to SOMA's Noah's Arc bar?

http://store.somafab.com/noahsarcbar.html

Know where i can find/purchase this style of bar?
Thanks
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Old 07-08-08, 12:58 AM   #2
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Right here:

http://store.somafab.com/noahsarcbar.html
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i know dimension makes one. i tired to order them 2- months ago but they were always out of stock.
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Similar for half the price:

http://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=328

I bought one and it's nicer than I expected for the price.


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Hsing Lung (HL) makes/made a pair. I believe that's what this guy has, you could ask him.

Edit: Wait, here's a pair.
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yeah, i obviously realize where to buy the soma ones. but i was asking does anyone know a place selling a bar that's not soma. I've seen these around on a few bikes, and they seem to be made by different company (diff finish etc). The NYCB one looks pretty cool. I was looking for something with a fully smooth, curving shape, but on that bike it looks pretty good. Thanks for the lead. I'll see if i can hunt down a dimension bar as well.

I wasnt sure what this style of bar was called. And looking up arc bar all over, including ebay wasnt yielding the results i was hoping for.

Thanks again.
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Look for a bike shop that used to sell Bridgestone and see if they have any leftovers in their take-off bar bucket. Some of their lower end hybrids used to come with arc bars and I used to pick them up cheap from shops where an original owner swapped them out for something else. Might be a few years too late by now, though...
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Old 07-08-08, 09:39 AM   #9
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Brilliant !!
This is so brillant someone should make it a sticky!
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Dimension makes a set, as mentioned. I have both.

Dimension:

Soma:


The dimension bars are about half the price, but they have more of a kink in them compared to the continuous bend of the somas. The somas are noticeably lighter, slightly wider, and I think have more sweep.

I'd get the soma bar first, unless you're broke.

And don't chop them down!

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yeah the problem is that i'd want to chop them down (when i was looking for arc bars) so i figured it would almost defeat the purpose of having the arc in the first place
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Zacked, Thanks! that is what i was hoping for. some actual testimonial and some great photos to illustrate the point. You rule!
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