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Old 03-02-09, 07:34 PM   #1
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Pursuit Bar

Anyone know of a cheap pursuit bar? Around 20$?
Preferably this kind of style
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Old 03-02-09, 07:56 PM   #2
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syntace stratos would be your best bet
http://cgi.ebay.com/Syntace-Stratos-...|39:1|240:1318

the 400's actually look like this though, they are just showing the 0 degree drop then 200 then 400. i have the 200 kinda wish i had the 400 though
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Old 03-02-09, 08:17 PM   #3
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I use these:
http://nashbar.com/profile.cfm?categ...eid=&pagename=


..but I got them for $17 when Nashbar had a sale. The drop isn't as drastic as the ones you posted, but I think they're solid bars.
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Old 03-03-09, 01:27 AM   #4
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+1 for Syntace Stratos. I have the 200's and the drops seems to be right for me, but it's all preference. They're light, cheap, and stiff.
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Old 03-03-09, 01:51 AM   #5
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Yes the stratos are very stiff and light for the low price super great deal really
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i prefer teh nanshbar bars.
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syntace stratos would be your best bet
http://cgi.ebay.com/Syntace-Stratos-...|39:1|240:1318

the 400's actually look like this though, they are just showing the 0 degree drop then 200 then 400. i have the 200 kinda wish i had the 400 though
I'd possibly be down for a trade for my rb-021's. Lemme know if you're interested. Maybe trade for a week or so and see what you think. I wish mine dropped a bit less, I'm a tad shorter than you.
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Old 03-04-09, 12:59 AM   #8
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I think i would be up for a little test, how do i know i can trust you...?
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shhh, stratos are the marginally well kept secret.
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shhh, stratos are the marginally well kept secret.
Really? They were pretty popular 5 or 6 years ago. You could get them from Chuck's bikes for like 15-20 buck all day long. I wouldn't be surprised if you could still get them cheap somewhere.

To the OP, I've got a set of Ritcheys with a good drop that I'll sell you for 20 bucks.
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syntace stratos would be your best bet
http://cgi.ebay.com/Syntace-Stratos-400-Black-Road-Handlebar-390mm-Small_W0QQitemZ120384238332QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item120384238332&_trksi d=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:1|39:1|240:1318

the 400's actually look like this though, they are just showing the 0 degree drop then 200 then 400. i have the 200 kinda wish i had the 400 though

You can get these from Chuck's Bikes for $12.... I just got some a couple weeks ago, and although in the pic on his website it doesn't show the syntace logos, they are on there when you get them.... He's closing his doors though, so there might not be many left...


I like them a lot.


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I have a set of vintage nitto TT bars, they are somewhat too...something... for me to use:

So I'm using flat nittos instead.
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I love my RB-021's. They are more than $20, but super comfy.
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mmmmm.....Nitto RB-021's. I have them, and I will never get rid of them. Definately worth the $ since I'll never have to buy another bar.

Had the Syntace Stratos on an old Lemond I used to have. I like the RB-021's a ton more. Just more comphy. But for the price, you can't beat the Syntace's.
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I have a cheap Trans-X one that I got off of ebay. It doesn't have any drop because I prefer to sit more upright, but I know that there are similar ones that do drop.
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Really? They were pretty popular 5 or 6 years ago. You could get them from Chuck's bikes for like 15-20 buck all day long. I wouldn't be surprised if you could still get them cheap somewhere.

To the OP, I've got a set of Ritcheys with a good drop that I'll sell you for 20 bucks.
to me, it seems that stratos have been second fiddle to the nitto triplets in the court of public opinion of bulls.
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