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Old 07-16-10, 06:17 PM   #1
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Considerable Flex in Nitto Bullhorns...

I just tried out my new Nitto Bullhorns (b-021); first time ever using bull-horns. However, after riding around on the horns, I noticed there is considerable flex in the bars. It being my first time on bull-horns, I am kind of sketched out, as if the aluminum bars will strait up snap on me. Is this flex normal with these bars?
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Although I have never ridden on RB021's, I have ridden on some extremely flexy aluminium bull horns. Right now, though, I'm using a T2 wing (31.8 mm clamp) and they do not flex at all. The lack of stiffness may simply be a result of the design of the bars. I have not, however, heard anything about RB021's snapping at all.
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Actual bullhorns do flex; don't worry about it.
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Tens of thousands of miles on my flexy RB-21s and no problems.
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I just tried out my new Nitto Bullhorns (b-021); first time ever using bull-horns. However, after riding around on the horns, I noticed there is considerable flex in the bars. It being my first time on bull-horns, I am kind of sketched out, as if the aluminum bars will strait up snap on me. Is this flex normal with these bars?
It depends on how heavy you are and how much toque you throw down.
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My RB-021's dont flex...
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Im 6'4" about 210, riding a 110mm stem and 42cm aluminum bullhorns
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I've not come to notice a flex, But i way 130lb... So yea.
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I use Nashbar bullhorns. 150lbs, no flex.
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Im 6'4" about 210, riding a 110mm stem and 42cm aluminum bullhorns
Yeah, you are a bigger (and likely stronger) than average rider. Consider using Heat Treated aluminum bars like the Syntace Stratos.
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worst case scenario though? Maybe bending, although I know aluminum doesnt like to bend? But defs no snappage?
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