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Compact drops with 26mm clamp?

Old 10-23-11, 02:26 PM
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Compact drops with 26mm clamp?

Can anyone recommend a good compact drop bar for use with a 26mm clamp quill stem? My budget is small (I'd like to keep it under $50) and I'd like to find something as light or lighter than my current bars which are 265g.

I figured you guys would know a little bit more about compact drops than my chopped-riser and bull horn using fixed gear comrades
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Soma Hwy One or Origin 8 Pro-lite...though they are closer to 300grams. I have a set of 42cm Origin 8 bars I could let go.
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265g ain't bad.
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Yeah, as I've been browsing around I'm starting to realize that. RB-021's probably have a little less metal than drop bars. Btw, PM sent @ibis_ti
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I'm using this one on my '97 Bianchi Trofeo. It's a shade heavier than you wanted, but within your budget. I'm really happy with it. You can order it through any Trek dealer.
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I like the Ritchey WCS Classic Shallow. It's light, stiff, and comfortable. It retails for a little bit more than your budget but you may be able to find it on eBay for $50.
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How about these by Salsa? They're bio ergos, but that's not a bad thing. They just might work with your stem. $40 + shipping.
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Nitto Noodle 177's. Closer to 300g though but a nice compact bar. $60 at Velo Orange.
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