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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-03-08, 12:48 PM   #1
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I did a search and couldn't find much relating to bars besides "buy what feels right".

What here is the drop bar of choice for clydes?

I was measured at RBM and they suggested a 46. I wanted to stay with Aluminum so I checked out the Easton EA70. After reading reviews (which I am glad I did), many people complained that there was way too much flex. At 245 I was looking for something very stiff.

Ideally I am looking for; minimal drop, very stiff, works well with shimano shifters/brake levers, strong (wont break if my dog knocks my bike over and the bars hit the ground), and black.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-03-08, 01:57 PM   #2
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I've been very happy with my Salsa Moto-Ace Bell Lap bars.

Ergo molded drops, moderate flare, comfortable section at the tops, and I don't notice much flex to them even during off-the-saddle climbs.
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Old 09-04-08, 12:52 AM   #3
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A little bit of flex isn't a bad thing. Without it, every little crevice and pebble on the road is going to end up being transmitted right to your hands and arms as vibration.
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