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    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
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    Nitto RB001 versus Nitto RB002

    Is there a difference between these two? If so, what is it?

    I hadn't even heard of the RB001 until a few days ago.
    // yummygooey

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    ...going to wait until these hit the used/discount market.

    Must be a difference unless 1=2.

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    I have rb-002s on my bike. I can't tell a difference between the two honestly... (just from google searches)

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    I thought rb 001 are a swept forward rb 002...sorta like 19s to 21s

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    This bike has RB001s:
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/cinelli-mash-20-2074

    This bike has RB002s:
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/cinelli-gazzetta-2119

    It's hard to tell because the second Gazzetta pic looks stretched out or it's just at a weird angle.

    RB001:


    RB002:


    I think they look they same, but I don't see why they'd name them differently. I'm trying to decide if I want the RB001/002 or the Syntace Stratos with the sweepback. The Stratos look ugly, but comfortable. Meh.
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    I have some stratos. Very comfy.

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    The RB-001's have sweep back too, if you don't like the look of the Stratos. I will say that the sweep back on my Stratos 200's is incredibly comfortable.

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    I rode my buddies samson and he had rb 002's mated to a jaguar stem, they're super solid compact bullhorns that did not compromise hand positions much. I loved them! I would buy a pair but the price you pay for them is ridiculous considering how much you get physically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpaschall View Post
    The RB-001's have sweep back too, if you don't like the look of the Stratos. I will say that the sweep back on my Stratos 200's is incredibly comfortable.
    Do you say the RB001s have sweep back from experience, or from the picture? I ask because I can't tell from the picture if they have sweep back or if it is just the angle of the picture.
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    I think they are the same bar but one has 25.4mm(001) and the other has 26mm clamp.

    http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/shopexd.asp?id=2408
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...d=6a007446e...

    If this is true, this would explain the stem uses on both bikes yummy linked above. The person with the 001 is using a Thomso Elite x4 and the person with 002 is using a Dimension, a 26mm stem.
    Last edited by Squirrelli; 03-22-11 at 01:50 PM.

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    That could very well be it. Good eye. If that is the case, I no longer want the RB001s!
    // yummygooey

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    I'm just looking at the pictures. It looks to me that they very clearly have some sweep back.

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    All rook same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    I think they are the same bar but one has 25.4mm(001) and the other has 26mm clamp.

    http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/shopexd.asp?id=2408
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...d=6a007446e...

    If this is true, this would explain the stem uses on both bikes yummy linked above. The person with the 001 is using a Thomso Elite x4 and the person with 002 is using a Dimension, a 26mm stem.
    That's great; I've always wanted 25.4mm bullhorns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    I think they are the same bar but one has 25.4mm(001) and the other has 26mm clamp.

    http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/shopexd.asp?id=2408
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...d=6a007446e...

    If this is true, this would explain the stem uses on both bikes yummy linked above. The person with the 001 is using a Thomso Elite x4 and the person with 002 is using a Dimension, a 26mm stem.
    Ah.. that's gotta be it. I noticed tokyo fixed gear also has rb002 and the specs for comparison and the width seems different too.

    001 = 25.4mm clamp, 380mm width
    002 = 26mm clamp, 370mm width

    Personally, I love my RB002s. They were pricy, but i'll probably keep them for as long as I ride fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    That's great; I've always wanted 25.4mm bullhorns!
    educate me on this point? I realize that the 25.4mm is the "old" standard but what is the issue with 25.4 bullhorns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramas View Post
    educate me on this point? I realize that the 25.4mm is the "old" standard but what is the issue with 25.4 bullhorns?
    There isn't much variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenghiz View Post
    There isn't much variety.
    Yea there is, especially when you calculate the amount of bars/ stems produced in the bicycle boom and all that generic bars coming from china/ taiwan... I just complain because most bullhorns are 26.0 (especially those by nitto and syntace) while most their track drops are 25.4 (regarding nitto); how that seemingly little minute difference prevents me from safely mix - matching the sizes. I hate shims aswell. Also I'm lazy, so I don't have to go through my entire garage looking for my 26.0 stems if I want to mount a set of bullhorns.

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    Keep your stems in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Yea there is, especially when you calculate the amount of bars/ stems produced in the bicycle boom and all that generic bars coming from china/ taiwan... I just complain because most bullhorns are 26.0 (especially those by nitto and syntace) while most their track drops are 25.4
    You just contradicted me and then explained why I was right. I'm confused. Most bullhorns are 26mm, and there is not much variety in 25.4mm bullhorns.

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