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    "wing" style drop bars

    does anyone use them, and if so how do you like them and what brand are you using. I sat on a bike at REI that had them (raleigh, I think) and I loved them for the few moments I was on the bike.

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    Terminology only the poster has any idea of what they mean...

    got a web picture / bike model citation thru REI site, link?

    Is this a not drop bar with Figure 8 like wings?

    or is this a wide not very drop bar with widely angled drops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Terminology only the poster has any idea of what they mean...

    got a web picture / bike model citation thru REI site, link?

    Is this a not drop bar with Figure 8 like wings?

    or is this a wide not very drop bar with widely angled drops?
    Here ya go, the top is flat and wide.

    http://www.rei.com/product/738277/ea...ndlebar-318-mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Terminology only the poster has any idea of what they mean...

    got a web picture / bike model citation thru REI site, link?

    Is this a not drop bar with Figure 8 like wings?

    or is this a wide not very drop bar with widely angled drops?
    I think the reference is to the bars on the Raleigh Sojourn: Normal on top, flaring out wide in the drops. I don't like 'em. They make me feel like I'm performing a swan dive. I feel more in control with normal drops.

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    I think the OP might mean the kind of drop bars that turn back inward at the ends of the drops providing a position directly under the tops?

    EDIT: when I tried the link to REI it would not work. Been having some trouble with this site lately.
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    Copying from above site reference, from OP in #3

    Easton EA70 Wing Road Handlebar - 31.8 mm,
    [so you need an oversize threadless stem]


    Note its $80, and some what like road racing parts., but GO FOR IT.

    I personally, have other stuff I have used,
    but don't let me stand in your way.

    I got some 'grip shapes' from the now defunct 'Off the Front' company ,
    and put several of them to flatten the Top surface.. Under the tape.. ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-28-11 at 12:22 PM.

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    Wing bars have flatter, wider tops which is alleged to be more "ergo" (like Ergon grips). I ride predominately 'on the hoods' so a wing bar would not buy me much. YMMV.

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    I got some wing bars from Nashbar. They're aluminum and were only $20-30 or so. They're very comfortable. If I had the money I'd like to try some carbon wing bars, like FSA.

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    I got the FSA Wing Pro for my rando bike and loved them enough that I got the same thing for my touring bike. Only (slight) drawback would be not being able to mount standard light mounts and such, which generally expect a round surface. Although, I find that that you could find some space closer to the stem, where the handle bar is round.

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