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Old 01-06-10, 02:43 PM   #1
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Anything like the black Origin8 Pro Tracker bar in 25.4 / 26 mm?

Looking at these bars. Very similar to deda pista's but half the price = win in my book.

http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=431644

However, these seem to be only available in 31.8 mm diameter. Any similar-styled (BLACK) bars that will fit my 25.4 mm stem? Or will I have to inevitably get a new one?

the EighthInch track bar would've been perfect if the drop wasn't so shallow. Looks more like a moustache bar than a drop bar... am I right? The pictures are sort of deceiving. Can't really tell.

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Old 01-06-10, 04:26 PM   #2
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Hey,

I think you will have hard time finding one. I know you can get Black-Almite Nitto B123, but that bar has totally different shoulder shape.

I am having a similar problem, but I think I have got an idea those tarck people use. There is a heatshrink fishing-pole grip; use that on the commonly available silver track bars. I saw somewhere that these heatshrink grip would turn out like matte-finish on some of 31.8mm trackbars. ... Can anyone else confirm? I can't find a picture on the net, but here is the product picts ( http://merricktackle.com/component.htm ).

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You can get a 31.8mm stem dirt cheap on eBay.
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FYI: the Origin 8's DO NOT have a traditional pista bar shape. I just got mine last week and they shape is a marriage of pista tops and road drops. The curve is not free flowing. Yes they are shallow compared to the Dedas.

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Hmmm I see. Thanks for the heads up. Anyways, I was thinking, I already have a set of road drops I'd bought some time ago for really really cheap.

It's a 40 mm Easton EA30... the rounded version, not the winged one.




Part of the reason I wanted to trade it for a track bar is for the width. I figured track bars would be narrower, making it easier to weave around traffic. However, at 40 mm center-to-center, the EA30 is actually the same width as the Pro-Tracker, which renders the width consideration null. It is flatter at the top, of course. Probably more comfortable to ride that way, though not as aesthetically pleasing as a rounder, free-flowing track bar.

Once I get back home I'll try out the EA30 and gauge how it looks / feels on my bike. Maybe I'll be content with it, and save myself some cash.

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Width is width, regardless of the style of the bar.
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Yup, which is why I'm already disregarding width, since the Pro Tracker is the same width as the EA30. Now only just thinking about style vs. comfort.

Prob stick with comfort for the time being. It'll also be easier on the pocket, since I can put off buying a new bar and stem.
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I know you were looking for black bars but soma has a pair of 25.4 silver track bars for a decent price of around $28

http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-1...track-bar.aspx
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Thanks. Yeah I was looking at that Soma as well. Can't beat it at that price.

If only they had it in black it would be perfect... or if I wasn't so compulsive about it having to be black. But I am.
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just suck it up and get a new stem. then if you want to change bars later, you'll have a wealth of options in 31.8 or other sizes with the use of shims.
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just suck it up and get a new stem. then if you want to change bars later, you'll have a wealth of options in 31.8 or other sizes with the use of shims.
... Yeah. You can get a decent one you can put up for very low bucks, anyway.
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I was thinking about it today and it looks like I will get a new stem and the origin8 bars.
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[QUOTE=NateRod;10238524]Part of the reason I wanted to trade it for a track bar is for the width. I figured track bars would be narrower, making it easier to weave around traffic. However, at 40 mm center-to-center, the EA30 is actually the same width as the Pro-Tracker, which renders the width consideration null.QUOTE]

You can get a Nitto 25.4mm track bar in 38cm width >>> http://www.worldclasscycles.com/Trac...nents_cart.htm
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EDIT:

I actually ended up getting that Soma track bar, Nitto bullhorns, and a 31.8 stem, plus the shim to fit em. Still decided to get the 31.8 stem, even though both these bars fit the 26 mm stem. The 31.8 clamp keeps my options open for future bars I may want. Plus my current stem is a bit long. Went for something a little shorter.

Thanks, all

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