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Old 01-03-22, 07:36 AM
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What do you folk think of the Soma Three-Speed or possibly the Soma sparrow for my Trek Verve E bike?
the 3 speed wont fit MTB stuff. its 23.8 you would want the mustache 2.
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Old 01-03-22, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by sloppy12 View Post
the 3 speed wont fit MTB stuff. its 23.8 you would want the mustache 2.
Ah yes, I think that'll do it. Thanks for the help.

I'm going to use the included shim and play around with the Surly bar on my E bike first before eventually opting for the Soma bar.
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I noticed that the Moustache 2 bar is only available as 540mm, I'm looking for something closer to 50-52cm for the E bike. I've been looking around without much luck . Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks guys!
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Update - I've tried the corner bar on my E bike.

- chromoly is a GREAT material for anything bike related.

- the bars are almost 10cm wider at the drops than the stated width (54cm for the pair I have)

- The 10cm or so drop is aggressive and would require an adjustment in stem height to achieve a similar riding position as with drop bars.

- The grip position is well thought out, controls are easy to reach, etc.

- might want to consider a slightly longer stem to achieve that true drop bar feeling, as the ideal hand placement on these bars is right behind typical flat bar hand placement.

I've ordered the Moustache 2 bars for my E bike to compliment the chromoly NOS 110mm 1-1/8 stem I ordered from Italy.

Very much looking forward to trying out the corner bar on my Felt.
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Old 02-01-22, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sloppy12 View Post
the 3 speed wont fit MTB stuff. its 23.8 you would want the mustache 2.




It worked out GREAT. Very comfortable grip position, and the NOS stem fits perfectly.
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Looks good.
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Originally Posted by sloppy12 View Post
Looks good.


Here's a better shot. Looking forward to dialling in the positioning of the grips /levers and taking her for a thorough ride tommorow.

Next I'll be putting the corner bars onto the Felt.
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Update.. I just sold the corner bars today. Loved it, but at 710mm or so from bar end to bar end at the drops... They were much too wide for me and the drops had too much flare. I tried out a shorter stem which helped, but still didn't feel quite right. Impressive stability over rough terrain though.

Being that I really enjoyed the Moustache bars on my Trek, I just ordered another set this evening with a set of shims and will be trying them out backwards on the Felt. I've decided that the extra wide bars seen on today's mountain bikes just isn't my thing.

Moustache bars on a carbon race bike might seem a bit ridiculous, but I need a bar with a neutral grip because of my elbow injury and the corner bar in a narrower width is out of stock everywhere.

I was also looking into the Soma Eagle.. but. Out of stock. And a 10cm rise wouldn't of worked out.
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Looks like I finally found the solution here. I've only tried it out on a very brief test ride so far but it felt perfect.
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Definitely a unique set up. Thanks for posting.
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Glad it worked out.
Thank you for posting.
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