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Old 02-06-19, 12:56 PM
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Long-reach 31.8 bars?

Anyone know of long-reach (95-105mm) drop bars that:
  • aren't TOO deep
  • work with a 31.8 stem
  • don't flare TOO much (like 6 or 10 degrees is fine, but I still want 42-44cm at the hoods)
Bonus points for:
  • Black
  • grooves for cables

I want to run a short stem with long-reach bars to create more space for my front bag and give me lots of space on the ramps for long rides.

Notto doesn't seem to make a 31.8 Noodle, unfortunately, and the Nitto and Rene Herse rando bars flare so much the tops are crowded.

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-19, 01:15 PM
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Make adaptations?

Consider a 26mm bar that meets your criteria and a machined shim to use your 31.8 stem?
such as, Nitto Noodle, heat treated, 48 cm wide.. .. no groove on those

long ramps were pre Brifter, and so also pre oversize bars..

I, 20 years ago, used 2 narrow Rando bars, cut on opposite ends of the center sleeve, so my tops were 42 wide, drops wider..

and had a stem made with a 4" wide face plate, to combine them.. ... Advantage was in boxing to fly overseas bar halves came out if the stem ..













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Old 02-06-19, 01:20 PM
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https://wheelsmfg.com/31-8-26-0-handlebar-shim.html
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Old 02-06-19, 11:20 PM
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Might be better off just getting a longer stem... here's a set of bars at 88mm reach and 130 drop

https://www.zipp.com/bars/service-course-sl-88---/

I put an old 26mm set of bars on a bike I was rebuilding last year and hated them immediately - my hands are used to nice bulky bars to grab anymore, not the cheese slicers we used to use.
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Found this one @ TreeFort cycles; says it's a 125 with a drop of 80

https://www.treefortbikes.com/Easton...-Handlebar-318
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Found this one @ TreeFort cycles; says it's a 125 with a drop of 80

https://www.treefortbikes.com/Easton...-Handlebar-318
Thank you.

I wound up taking a gamble on these ones for $40. I'll report back.
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What makes those $100? They seem like typical aluminum bars that are listed as overstock. Are they very light and that just isn't listed?

Funnt that overstock bars are advertised as lacking packaging as an environmental benefit.
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Old 02-07-19, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
What makes those $100? They seem like typical aluminum bars that are listed as overstock. Are they very light and that just isn't listed?

Funnt that overstock bars are advertised as lacking packaging as an environmental benefit.
Yeah. Not sure why they'd list at $100. It's > 300g, and standard AL, but it's probably just a perceived value thing, like my $2000 MSRP Lynskey frame I bought for $700. But like that frame, for the "discount" price, it seems liek a screaming deal. I'll pay $40 for serviceable handlebars in an oddball shape any day.
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OK you are not a mechanic. so things like this have no meaning

" Custom-butted, 6066-T6 alloy construction"

what do you understand about each word in that description ?
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OK you are not a mechanic. so things like this have no meaning

" Custom-butted, 6066-T6 alloy construction"

what do you understand about each word in that description ?
I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at.

$99 list price seems a little steep for a 6000-series bar, more like what you see for the lighter 7000-series bars.
$40 for an OE-branded aluminum bar? All day long.
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Let me translate, for the shoppers..


6066 indicates the specific % of what is in the alloy mix

Custom butted , means the factory engineered the tube wall thickness just for this product in anticipation of the shape it was to take..

T6 is a specific heat treatment procedure ..



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I forger what I paid for my Heat treated Nitto Bars,





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