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Old 08-10-12, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
FWIW Department-- Why not use the stock bars for awhile, and see how they fit given the differences in geometry between your Specialized and the LHT. After a good evaluation make the decision on what bar you need based on fit not color. I believe that at the end of a tough day the fit will be a heck of a lot more important than the color.

Besides by the time you tape the bars, put on the mounting bracket for your handlebarbag, and mount your computer; there will not be much black showing.
Regarding fit, I really like the feel of the oversized specialized bar. Wouldn't it make sense to start with the bar I like and adjust the fit from there?

I am caring less about the color. I don't think black would look so bad and as you say most of the exposed black will be covered. All things being equal though, I like the look of the Soma Highway 1.... so I have choices. Thanks.
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