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recommend bullhorns

Old 12-05-05, 04:21 PM
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recommend bullhorns

hey what bullhorns would you recommend? like something cheapish off nashbar or performance maybe... there arent too many options but im wondering if anyone's riding some that they like? the long kind.. ive ridden flip and chops.
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Old 12-05-05, 04:27 PM
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See your drops? ... Flip them, go for a ride, adjust angle to fit needs, mark, chop1, use stub for blueprint, chop the other.

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Old 12-05-05, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by coyotecrust
ive ridden flip and chops.
I think this was an important part of his post...

Anyway, I have the bullhorns that Alpha Bikes/Frankinstein Bike Works sells on eBay. They're incredibly long and they look pretty good on my Jamie Roy. I've had absolutely not problems with them, and they're cheap too. They even sent them to me wrapped with brake housing under the tape (which I promptly removed, but it was nice of them anyway).

http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Time-Trial...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 12-05-05, 04:43 PM
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I have some profile bullhorns I'd sell you on the chep. I am ready to go drops so they need a new home. PM me if you interested.
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Old 12-05-05, 04:56 PM
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the nitto rb009 are super hot if you want long ****ing horns with really long tops. the 21s are the cat's meow, too (better looking), but have a shorter top section than the time trial bars (the 009s).

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Old 12-05-05, 04:59 PM
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+1 for the alpha bullhorns. Only good thing they sell.
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Some bars flip-n-chop better than others... I'm loving my steelies that are from an old junker, because they have very sharp bends at the shoulders, so the whole top is usable.
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Originally Posted by coyotecrust
something cheapish off nashbar or performance maybe....

I'm using a set from Nashbar. A little flex, but they work fine
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Old 12-05-05, 07:49 PM
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the syntace come in a bunch of sizes and degree of slant, their light and inexpensive...
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Originally Posted by Spudmeister
I'm using a set from Nashbar. A little flex, but they work fine
I dig the bag on bars. What's the story, mornin' glory?
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Old 12-05-05, 08:11 PM
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profile stoker bar is my jam. actually risers are my jam but you know..
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Old 12-05-05, 08:20 PM
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i use profile stoker too, never had any problems. would be totally happy with another pair...

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I ride a Profile Stoker and like it enormously.

I'd like to try the flat Syntace Stratos for the slight inward angle of the horns.

Next bike.
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Old 12-05-05, 08:33 PM
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surf on over to http://www.chucksbikes.com and go crazy!!!

personally I like the 38cm wide syntace
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Chuck's bikes has some Syntace Bullhorns for $14.00. Only 42cm though.

They have shallow drop(20mm)..pictured below, and the deeper drops(40mm)


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Old 12-05-05, 08:41 PM
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Syntace = sexy

Zapp, I see you've taken up Italian on Ebay? Good luck!
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Old 12-05-05, 09:03 PM
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I actually got the deep drop Syntace to run as a pursuit setup.

Gotta have fun on eBay, right?
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Old 12-05-05, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ZappCatt
Chuck's bikes has some Syntace Bullhorns for $14.00. Only 42cm though.
they have silver syntace's, 38cm, $12.50
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Old 12-05-05, 10:09 PM
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i think the soma bars are pretty nice, too
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Old 12-05-05, 10:25 PM
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yes... the 021 nitto's are the jam... i need to get some new ones eventually since juvi-kyle bent the **** out of them while they were his, then wrecked my bike with them on there.

the syntace's are good for the buck.. they have an interesting shape

i'm still trying to hunt down a set of mavic tt bullhorns though in 40 or 42... a set went for $15 last month and i'm still pissed i missed that auction
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Old 12-05-05, 11:16 PM
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I just picked up the nitto 09 bars and am pretty mixed on them so far. They look amazing on the bike but i'm having a bit of a problem adjusting to them from my old flip and chops. They are way long and let you stretch out nicely but i'm having trouble finding a comfortable place to ride them between the ends of the bars and and the flats up top. It's only been about two weeks so far but i'm starting to get a bit nervous. They look too good to take off so soon. Cheers.



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Old 12-05-05, 11:18 PM
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Oh i forgot to mention they kick ass when you're out of the saddle on the ends sprinting or climbing, they make me feel like i could ride up anything, you can generate a ton of torque with em. Cheers.
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Old 12-06-05, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by joy&revolution
I just picked up the nitto 09 bars
Do you have a picture of the 09's on your bike? I've been looking for a photo of these installed for a little while now...
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Old 12-06-05, 02:31 AM
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i don't have a pic of them yet but as soon as i get one i'll either post it or send you a pm depending on how long it takes
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here's a picture...

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