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Old 10-06-15, 10:03 AM
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Dirt drop bar? anyone use one? opinions, please.

I saw a funky drop bar today with flared drops. Did some research and found out it was a "dirt drop bar." Looks like a style I might like. Just wondering if anyone has had experience with them. Good/bad? Since I got my CX bike, I like using the hoods mainly but thought the wide drops on a dirt bar might give more control. I have limited experience with any drop bar so I'm learning.
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Literally hundreds of different bar bends, by various companies in many countries . if you dont like them get something else.

they must have buyers for that style since there are several companies wanting a slice of that market segment..

I have a Nitto Japan made 'dirt drop' much less flare at the drops and the brake levers are vertical..

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I love my Woodchippers on my Fargo. They have another new model of bars with less flare too called Cowchippers. I have my bars set up fairly high. The drops are about in the same place as my hoods on a road bike.
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I like Kona's Wet Bar on my Sutra (not sure if you can buy these bars alone unless you call Kona). The flare is nowhere near as extreme as the pic above but gives a nice amount of width for stable loaded/off-road riding. I would say that a lot of flared bars that I see tend to also be pretty thick, so I would check out thickness if you like a narrower bar before buying.
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I love my On One Midge bar. The wide and shallow drops are great when I want good control, like when flying down a loose gravel trail, hopping over curbs, or riding at the BMX track with my kids, and the hoods and ramps (and the drops, too) are super-comfortable for riding on smoother terrain. I have mine set with the top of the bar just about level with the saddle.

Lots of dirt drop bars and folks who use them in this thread: Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions
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Originally Posted by Squeeze
I love my On One Midge bar.
I almost ordered one. I did try a bike set up with the dirtdrop and loved it. I believe the Midge works with road bike sizing and the dirtdrop can be used with mountain bikes without alteration. I recall that the Midge was intended for the rider to be in the drops as a matter of routine.
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