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Old 10-09-21, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by scale View Post
I have never ran those style bars for very long. I never liked the odd bend. I should really give them more of a chance. Surely they are that way for a reason. Aesthetics cant be one of them. They just look goofy. Ive never understood those rando bars i guess.
back when those bars were common, it was also common for short'ish quill stems. i want to say 160-180mm in height? so, the upward bend was to sell the idea of greater comfort to general riders and the touring crowd as it allowed one sit up a little higher to see environment. more so over the classic maes bend bars, anyway.. why they tended to be so narrow at the tops is beyond me. i have some nitto rando bars badged for takara that are about 40cm from top to top. not bad, but i could stand them a little wider. 42-44cm is what i'm used to
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