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Old 02-11-10, 07:51 PM   #1
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What kind of bars are these?

What kind of bars are these:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...s/IMG_5040.jpg

What would you call them? I want a pair.
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Old 02-11-10, 08:07 PM   #2
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Looks like they force you to stay in the drops. Is that a good thing for you?
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Bikesdirect calls them "grass racer" bars. Grass racing is an old sport, and I don't know popular it was at its peak.

They look most similar to modern off road drop bars, like WTB's "Dirt Drops" or the On One "Midge"







FWIW, I have alwys sort of lumped all flared-out drop bars into the "randonneur" category.
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Old 02-11-10, 08:18 PM   #4
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What kind of bars are these:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...s/IMG_5040.jpg

What would you call them? I want a pair.

Did you scroll down on the
http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott_os.htm
page at all? It reads: "Mercier Aluminum "Grass-Racer" (clamp 25.4mm) Black Gloss"

They look like something a hipster would put on a bike that's only going to be ridden for a couple blocks at a time.

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Looks like they force you to stay in the drops. Is that a good thing for you?
that's the first thing I thought, too. Good luck finding them if that's what you want, but they wouldn't work for me at all. I probably don't spend more than 5 percent of my time in the drops, and those bars hardly have anyplace else to put your hands.
Your choice, of course, but that's worth considering.
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