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    Any Opinions on B-019 against B-021

    I have been using risers for the past year and am thinking about purchasing some nitto pursuit bars . I understand that the 19's have a forward bend in the drop where as the 21's do not-- but am curious to know how that affects riding positions and comfortability. Any opinion on the matter is well appreciated.

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    I am actually in the market myself for the RB-21. IMO these look to be more comfortable and will likely offer more hand positions for urban/street riding.

    Both are really good lookin' though!

    Additionally the 19 is only offered @ a 42cm. max whereas the 21 can be had in a 44cm.

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    I've had RB-021 before and they are absolutely the most uncomfortable, unforgiving bars I have ever used. The drops are somewhat too deep for a set of bullhorns, I tried to play with the stem height and length to find my sweet spot, but to no avail. The 021 offers a very limiting hand positions, you're either in the drops or sliding down on the slanted part; very little flat area on the top.

    I have friends who like them but I for one, hate it.

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    $hit...

    Vixtor those do not sound like enjoyable qualities.

    Any other suggestions that are offered in a 44-46cm?

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    It's hard to say, you might like it, it's really personal preference.
    I have a set of chopped road bars right now, short reach, no drop, I like it.
    You could look at time trial base bars online. 46 is really wide, how tall are you?

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    Wow, no wonder you need 46 cm bars.

    Soma makes their bullhorns in 46.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=721

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    I really liked my RB-021s for short distances, but they were hell for more than 10 miles. They're fun for sprinting and skidding, but not much else.

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    ya, im still trying to figure out what all the rave is...

    Im also considering Profile's Air Wing Bullhorns-- same style as B21's but the drop is 38mm instead of 60.

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