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Would this bar fit MTB components?

Old 01-26-17, 07:51 AM
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Would this bar fit MTB components?

Hey so I found this drop handlebar which has a diamater of 25.4 which is mtb thickness so would it fit MTB components? I dont mind the hopping up and down for braking and changing gears for this bike.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/9jt/TRACK...4+mm+drop+bars
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Old 01-26-17, 08:01 AM
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if the clamp is 25.4, then yes it will fit. the shifters will have no issue mounting, but the brakes will be unusable from the drops. you might consider aero hoods that are compatible with your brakes.
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Old 01-26-17, 08:21 AM
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My hybrid specialised sirrus has V brakes and integrated shifter/brakes I was thinking of moving the brake/shifters onto the top bit of the bend, not as good as the hoods but is a bit better than going all the way back. Its what a lot of people seam to do with bull bars.

I have also seen some bikes which have MTB brakes by the stem and utilise drop bars so maybe that kind of setup works. I can move about the bars fairly quickly.

I can easily get hold of old single calipur brakes for free/really cheap from this bike workshop, same goes with old brake hoods. Would you reccomend I downgrade my brakes to single pull calipurs and put some good pads on it?

Also I found this handlebar which actually lists all the specs.

What is side diamater and what is clamp diamater?

Material: 6061 Aluminum Alloy
Color: Black
Clamp Diameter: 25.4mm / 1in
Side Diameter: 23.7mm / 0.93in
Length(center to center): 420mm / 16.54in
Package Size: 45 * 17 * 2cm / 17.72 * 6.69 * 0.79in
Package Weight: 345g / 12.17oz

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lixada-Hand...7XN497P218GJTX

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Old 01-26-17, 08:28 AM
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The stem clamp diameter is 25.4 mm and it will fit a stem of that diameter. However, the diameter of road bars beyond the stem area, where the brake levers and/or shifters clamp, is 23.8 mm and MTB bars are 22.2 mm at that point so the MTB levers won't fit.
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Trekking bars are a better choice, they take MTB controls..

The set up, is such the far reach curve, and a little bend in the elbows

gets you the same lowered torso of down in the drops, for headwinds Etc.

want drop bars ? you have to go with the whole conversion..

There were Cheap steel drop bars that may be 1"_7/8" center and rest of the tube.

"GMC" (not made by GM), 'Denali' used a split bar to have grip shifters
in the drop bar center by the stem.
maybe you can go on a Scrap bike Quest.

Premium versions Out of Germany, are made,then the Grip shifter is Rohloff's..
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Originally Posted by flik9999 View Post
Hey so I found this drop handlebar which has a diamater of 25.4 which is mtb thickness so would it fit MTB components? I dont mind the hopping up and down for braking and changing gears for this bike.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/9jt/TRACK...4+mm+drop+bars
@HillRider is correct. There is no evidence that the drop bars you listed have a 22.2 diameter for the bar itself, which is the dimension required to fit MTB controls.

Most drop bars have 23.8 diameter, so they fit only road controls.

22.2 diameter drop bars apparently exist; you could probably find them if you google "22.2 drop".

25.4 is the traditional stem clamp diameter for MTB bars, but just because the bar has 25.4 clamp diameter doesn't mean that the rest of the bar is 22.2.
There are more 23.8 mm drop bars with a 25.4 clamp then there are drop bars in 22.2.
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Old 01-26-17, 02:40 PM
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Mountain bike brake levers & shifter levers (22.2) don't usually fit on drop bars (23.8).
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The diameter of the clamp area is 25.4, which is very common in old and retro bars. The diameter of the rest of the bar has nothing to do with that.
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