Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: College Park, MD
Bikes: Cyclocross tourer, Redline Monofixie, Lemond Buenos Aires, surly KM, haro x3
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I commuted on the randos for a little over a year, and hated them. the width is measured c-to-c on the drops, which flare out quite aggressively. This means the flat is quite a bit narrower than you would expect. this can, of course, be solved by going with a wider bar.
width issue aside, i found I couldn't get comfortable on the bar. the flare in the drops rotates your levers at the same angle of the flare. for me, this put the edge of my tektro campy-shape levers on edge, making one of the corners rest right in the center of the depression on my palm. anyway, not the bar for me. the top was too narrow and too oddly shaped to rest on, and the shape and flare of the drops precluded me from finding a nice level run-in from bar to lever.