How much of a drop and what width are you guys running with your TT/Pursuit style bullhorns? I'll be doing mostly city riding with a bit a distance thrown in. Here's a picture of what kind a bars I'm talking about:
Thanks in advance.
about 19 feet
Syntace Stratos 200, 41cm (they taper in) with a slight drop.
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I have used Syntace Stratos, 44cm flop-n-chops and Nitto RB-021 (OP's photo). I didn't like the inward bend of the Syntace, the Nitto is great but a bit awkward on the tops due to the sloping angle and flop-n-chops were surprisingly the best all around.
I want to get RB-018 from Nitto next - it's like a flop-and-chop but with longer "horns."
while we're on this topic is there any other bull horns similar to the rb-009 but without that huuuge drop?
syntace stratos here as well, 38cm. they're pretty ok
i'll coast when i'm dead
i have the OP bars - nitto rb-0021s and love them.
my bike came with drops, but i prefer the hand positions offered when using pursuits.
i believe mine are 40cm wide and obv have 60mm drop.
you can get way down on em.
Last edited by pawpaw; 10-20-08 at 09:22 AM.
ride it like you stole it.
Nashbar bulls, 5cm drop.
Profile airwing - 42cm. Shallow drop, I believe 38mm. Love em. Super comfy.
+ 1 on the nashbar drops
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I use nitto rb-021's (pictured). But I think they have a deeper drop on them. I could be wrong. I love them. Buy em.
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^what are you talking about? the rb-021 offers a variety of hand positions: tops, shoulders, horns, drops. I find that bar to be extremely comfy and ride with it well over 75% of the time. (over my flat bar and drops.)
Nashbar 40cm work just fine for me.
One handed workers.
I also run with a set of Profile Airwing. Mine are 44cm but they are comfortable for distances. I have rode as much as 80 miles with them. I looked at some of the others but could not imagine riding a large distance with the extreme angle from the stem down on each side.
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^ for sure.
I was really tempted by the nitto rb021s like the OP is suggesting, but for me there wasn't enough room on the tops for me to ride comfortably. I like my hands a little farther away from the stem, and on the nittos it put me right at the bend. The nittos are very sexy though.
Profile Stoker 26 - 0 drop and 44cm. Perfect.
bullhorns with no drop don't do it for me.
i'll coast when i'm dead