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Old 03-09-11, 12:56 PM   #1
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bullhorns with drop! ... reviews/experience/like/dislike?

why hello there...

i am interested in your opinions regarding bullhorns with drop....

Now i have rb021s and find their drop a bit aggressive, but was just going to try polling you guys for other options for bullhorns with less drop....i know of syntace, and some other nittos, and found these on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/25-4mm-RARE-Bicy...item563c78e8a9...but was just wondering what else is out there im not aware of.
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Bullhorns with drop implies that you want to ride in a dropped aerodynamic position all the time, and you can't get low enough with a conventional stem.

Or, it means you like the look of dropped bullhorns.

I've ridden the Syntace 100's, which have no drop but otherwise have the same conformation as the 200's.

A high quality bar in all respects, with a complex set of subtle bends and internal cable routing for a brake.

If you can live without the drop, the Profile Stoker Bullhorn does the same high quality job for less weight and less money.

http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17813
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Oh, you need 25.4 bars?

Disregard my post above.
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i like the look
but i also like the idea of riding a little more upright on the tops and a little lower on the horns. not a whole lot lower though.
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Bullhorns with drop implies that you want to ride in a dropped aerodynamic position all the time
not true, you dont have to ride on the horns all the time. when relaxed i ride on the tops closer to the stem, a little higher and closer than in horn-drops.


but yah i like the looks of them too lol
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What's wrong with just tilting your bullhorns down slightly? I ride Jae Chen Custom Road Champions that way, and I can get pretty aero without sacrificing my ability to look forward.
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I had a bar that was very similar to those which came stock on my Dawes SST I didn't find them comfortable at all....I switched to a regular bullhorn and tilted them down a tad before I switched to Major Taylor drops and a longer stem oddly I find the drops the most comfortable
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I use rb021s also but I ONLY use the drops when I'm out of the saddle, climbing or sprinting. I feel way too stretched out sitting with hands in the drops. I had a similar problem with b123s. Problem there was being way too low, unable to see in traffic.

You could look for the mavic pursuits. I've heard great things about those. They stopped making them a long time ago but they're still all over the market.

And yeah, you can tilt your pursuits down but that $hit looks JA.
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I swapped Urban Pursuits for Nashbar drop-bullhorns a few months ago. They are handlebars and they haven't broken yet, and they look pretty sweet, and they are the opposite of expensive. On the down side, you have to get them through Nashbar.
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After looking at those Nitto bars (rb-021) I'm actually thinking about getting some. I loving being in the drops of my Sakae Road Champions and they don't feel too low or forward so I think I could do just fine with some pursuit bars. OP, what kind of stem do you have? Is it angled up or down?
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Hey illdthedj,

I actually have two pairs of the "rare dropped bullhorns" sold from the same seller.

I have one in 25.4mm and one in 31.8mm.

When I used the 25.4mm ones, they would noticeably bend when I was riding on the horns.

It is not a problem with the 31.8mm ones.

Nonetheless both are good and rather light compared to steel bars and are exactly what you are looking for if you want horns with a less aggressive drop.

HOWEVER....what I did not notice before I bought those were the ones sold by nashbar which use to sell them for $15. but the price has now risen.
From the pictures, they do not look dropped but they are. I have three friends who own a pair and love 'em.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_202445

Matter of fact, yummygoey owns a pair and perhaps, if lucky, will chime in anytime soon

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I ride dropped bullhorns if that wasnt clear, I love them. Allows me to get low when I need. I do prefer risers for the winter though haha
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why hello there...

i am interested in your opinions regarding bullhorns with drop....

Now i have rb021s and find their drop a bit aggressive, but was just going to try polling you guys for other options for bullhorns with less drop....i know of syntace, and some other nittos, and found these on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/25-4mm-RARE-Bicy...item563c78e8a9...but was just wondering what else is out there im not aware of.
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Hey illdthedj,

I actually have two pairs of the "rare dropped bullhorns" sold from the same seller.

I have one in 25.4mm and one in 31.8mm.

When I used the 25.4mm ones, they would noticeably bend when I was riding on the horns.

It is not a problem with the 31.8mm ones.

Nonetheless both are good and rather light compared to steel bars and are exactly what you are looking for if you want horns with a less aggressive drop.

HOWEVER....what I did not notice before I bought those were the ones sold by nashbar which use to sell them for $15. but the price has now risen.
From the pictures, they do not look dropped but they are. I have three friends who own a pair and love 'em.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_202445

Matter of fact, yummygoey owns a pair and perhaps, if lucky, will chime in anytime soon

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I ride dropped bullhorns if that wasnt clear, I love them. Allows me to get low when I need. I do prefer risers for the winter though haha
I have a pair of the Nashbar Aerobars.

They're cheap, stiff enough, less aggressive than RB-021s, and have wider tops. I love them.
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Heyo, I have a pair of Nashbar Aerobars. For $15, you can't really complain. They're fairly stiff, reasonably comfortable, and pretty good looking. They're definitely a good choice if you want to give drop horns a shot. If I were to upgrade to another set of drop bullhorns, I'd probably only consider the Nitto RB-002 for street cred, or, more reasonably, the Syntace Stratos with the sweep back.

I had RB-021s for a couple of days, but I didn't like them enough to justify the price difference.

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I liked my deda akros bars quite a bit nice and stiff
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