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    Bullhorn Drop

    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.
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    thats the problem..i dunno how to take the bull horns apart

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    about 19 feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by houdini logic View Post
    about 19 feet


    Go with whatever size fit you, measure your shoulder width and that's the size bar you should be running give or take. I'm supposed to ride a 42cm bar but i feel comfy in 40s no problem.

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    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."

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    while we're on this topic is there any other bull horns similar to the rb-009 but without that huuuge drop?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    I want to get RB-018 from Nitto next - it's like a flop-and-chop but with longer "horns."
    I have these and love them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    syntace stratos 200, 41cm (they taper in) with a slight drop.
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    syntace stratos here as well, 38cm. they're pretty ok
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    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.
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    Nashbar bulls, 5cm drop.

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    Profile airwing - 42cm. Shallow drop, I believe 38mm. Love em. Super comfy.

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    + 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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    Quote Originally Posted by PistaRider311 View Post
    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.
    I wouldn't get THOSE bars if you plan on doing distance riding. The lack of hand positions with those bars would suck on the long haul.

    These are very overrated IMO:

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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.)

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    Nashbar 40cm work just fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch View Post
    Profile airwing - 42cm. Shallow drop, I believe 38mm. Love em. Super comfy.
    +1

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clink83 View Post
    These are very overrated IMO:
    do you mean 'underrated'?

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    Profile Stoker 26 - 0 drop and 44cm. Perfect.
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    I agree with thre other guys about the Profile Airwing bullhorns. I've tried maybe 10 different bullhorns and these are the perfect medium/light drop for my tastes. My stem has drop to keep my bars down low where i like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bornagainst View Post
    Profile Stoker 26 - 0 drop and 44cm. Perfect.
    I like those, too. They have no drop and the horns arent too long.

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    bullhorns with no drop don't do it for me.
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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