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perfect all round bars? trekking? drops raised up? or albatross with extenders

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perfect all round bars? trekking? drops raised up? or albatross with extenders

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Old 03-09-07, 09:28 AM
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perfect all round bars? trekking? drops raised up? or albatross with extenders

I'm still trying to find the perfect all round bar for my atlantis
and different riding conditions (I have the nitto noodles but
want to have both upright (itm synergo, nashbar, albatross)
and more stretched out positions (extenders?) available.
I'm also swithing out the threaded stem to a Soma threadless
adaptor to more easily swap out stem lengths/bar setups.
(NOTE: when it comes to bling on threadless stems,
man the Thompson Elite (silver) series is absolutely gorgeous!!!)

Anyway here is the ITM Synergo trekking bar
http://www.2bike4kids.com/picture_li...age/030505.JPG
...note the middle trombone
section...just wondering how that clunky bar clamp may interfere
with getting stretched out...I have seen extenders on some of
the cheap Nashbar trekking bars ($30 set up vs $90 for the ITM Synergo bars...often
found on the Koga Miyata tour bikes, btw).

Or I'm thinking of putting on some extenders to my Albatross (currently
on my surly xcheck) to have the best of both worlds....
Thoughts on tweaks or users therein?
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