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Old 12-31-08, 12:01 PM   #1
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How come Nitto B125's get no love?

This will be my next handlebar soon, I just find they have a bit more hand positions, and possibly more comfort for street riding than the 123's.
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Old 12-31-08, 12:11 PM   #2
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I have em, mine are steel and heavy as ****. Do they come in alu?

They look great though
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i like my b125s alot because they arent as deep as the b123s but i havent found any more hand positions.
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Old 12-31-08, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yes they do come in Alum, they are about $86 on Ben's. Kind of pricey, but I have heard the steel is a bit heavy.
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B125AAs are the jam. wrap 'em and they're useful on the street— trying to source some aero levers.

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yeah they actually make much more sense for riding around in the street with the shallower drop.
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yeah they actually make much more sense for riding around in the street with the shallower drop.
indeed. track drops on the street suck.

but then again, you might be better served with some quality road drops
for even more comfort.
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B125AAs are the jam. wrap 'em and they're useful on the street— trying to source some aero levers.

Nice looking bike. I will definitely wrap them up, btw what kind of tape is that?
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I love my 125s, and I like that they're steel. They provide a reassuring weight to the front end of my TK2, which has a very tight wheelbase and can be a bit jarring to ride sometimes.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say they have more hand positions. They have the shame shape as 123s, just with shallower drop. Shallow drop is good. I think too many people ride too close and too low, on the street and on the track.

I also like Cinelli Criterium bars.
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I'm not sure what you mean when you say they have more hand positions.
he means you can actually reach the drops on them
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he means you can actually reach the drops on them
exactly.
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mine are 39cm AAs, and the tape is fizik microtex.

mattio— i like the cinelli crits also. shame they're often found in terrible shape or for a way inflated price.
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yeah i have crit bars.
they aren't really any more expensive than b125AA's are they?
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Nice looking bike. I will definitely wrap them up, btw what kind of tape is that?
how can u tell how the bike looks based on that pic lol
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how can u tell how the bike looks based on that pic lol
Did you really laugh out loud? I always wonder if people really do. But to answer your question, quit easily. I have tremendous perception skills.
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mine are 39cm AAs, and the tape is fizik microtex.

mattio— i like the cinelli crits also. shame they're often found in terrible shape or for a way inflated price.
actually, they can be found nos for a pretty decent price, but you have to know where to look.

but yeah, used ones are often pretty scratched up, or a bit crash-bent.

i've got them on my pogliaghi track bike and on my ti road bike.
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Did you really laugh out loud? I always wonder if people really do.
nobody laughs out loud. nobody rofls either.
that guy didn't "lol", it would've been in caps.
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okay, i actually did just laugh out loud.
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Hey,

This doesn't look bad. (except the red colour stem) It's a steel and weighs about 1kg; a hellova a lot heavier. I was thinking about cutting the drop a shorter by few inches, but I gave up.



I kinda feel more balanced, but I think I like it because it looks good. ... I really need a good stem.

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Are the steel Nittos *way* more stiff than their aluminum brethren? I hate flexibars, like the garbage I ride with now.
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