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Old 07-12-10, 05:46 PM   #1
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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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