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Old 01-07-05, 06:45 AM   #1
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I don't get it
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Old 01-07-05, 08:49 AM   #2
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I don't get it
It's not a pure sprint event. They are on the track for what, 40 laps in a points race?, so the deep drop stem and bars of a pure sprint setup would be a bit of a struggle.

Edited to add: Plus they're not posengers trying to impress the messers at the local coffee shop.

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Old 01-07-05, 10:05 AM   #3
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are those men or women? the first rider appears to be male, but the second appears to be female. the rest i can't tell because my crappy monitor doesn't get bright enough.
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Old 01-07-05, 12:49 PM   #4
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they all look male to me...
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Old 01-07-05, 04:22 PM   #5
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I am A track indurance rider and use road bars. Because of my setup i am not all over the bike.
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Old 01-08-05, 05:47 PM   #6
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Points racers will use road bars because there is no need for special steel "track" bars. These men and women aren't going to need the extra stiffness like pure track sprinters do. So, why use heavy steel when you can use nice light carbon fiber or aluminum? Also, since the points race is so long, the road bars are comfortable.
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I was/am a pursuit rider. I started using road bars with track characteristics like the Cinelli 65 Crits bars. You need wider bars for endurance races ( Madison,Points,Pursuit) in track to help you BREATH !

A long time ago I remember using my old track stem (Cinelli Deep Drop ) with my Cinelli crits ,it was ok for awhile but when you are looking for comfort it not there so I went to my road bike and pulled out my stem.

I have just recently started to go back to Deep drop stems just for old time sake but not to race endurance with. Maybe sprints and keirin races but that is the limit.

I changed my set up alot and tested them during my days a NYC messenger.

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Old 02-26-05, 06:15 AM   #8
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1 They're what the institute gave them,

2 They don't know any better,

3 Track bars come in limited sizes,

4 Maybe a better hold when slinging in a MADISON.

All of the above or take your pick
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