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Nachoman 04-03-06 10:06 PM

Nashbar Moustache Handlebar
 
Hi guys. Can I get your opinion on this nashbar moustache handlebar? What do you think?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile_morei...u=13586&brand=

seely 04-03-06 10:20 PM

I think its just a cheap upside down cruiser bar... I wouldn't expect it to be near as nice as a Nitto Northroad, but having never seen it in person I can't say for sure. The chrome finish makes me think its cheap.

onetwentyeight 04-03-06 10:24 PM

I know some people who ride them and they seem to like them OK. Personally, I wouldn't want my arms spread out so much. drac_vamp has some choppped nitto promenades that are awesome though. (I've know mentioned em before but they're really, really awesome.)

ChicagoDave 04-03-06 11:08 PM

get the nittos, I love mine - you will love yours. With Nitto, you wouldn't have to ask opinions on whether they are good or not, you just know they are because they are Nitto. Quality.

kennethalan 04-03-06 11:10 PM

I bet you'd look like a cop just told you to put your hands on the car when you rode those around town.

No_Minkah 04-03-06 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
I know some people who ride them and they seem to like them OK. Personally, I wouldn't want my arms spread out so much. drac_vamp has some choppped nitto promenades that are awesome though. (I've know mentioned em before but they're really, really awesome.)

what are these promenades? Can I see a picture of the handlebars please?

MacG 04-03-06 11:33 PM

Spend a little more money and get the Nittos. For starters, they're really good stuff. Secondly, Nitto's moustache bars are visually more pleasing to me than Nashbar's. The shape is just nicer. I run nitto stache bars on one of my bikes and I really like them. They are kind of a halfway point between wide cruiser bars and low drop bars.

Note that Nitto's northroad bars and other cruiser type bars are not the same as moustache bars. Moustache bars are road diameter, where cruiser bars are designed for straight grips and different sized brakes and shifters. Moustache bars take road brakes (both for clamp diameter and the round shape where they curve with the drops on drop bars) and are intended to be wrapped with tape so you can hang onto them in a bunch of different places. I don't think they're really that wide; they feel about perfect for me. I like to do most of my riding out on the curves (where you would be to reach the brakes) and drop out to the ends of the bars to get more leverage for climbs and acceleration.

Here's my setup:
http://www.basementfreaks.com/galler...efe6e9384cea46

onetwentyeight 04-03-06 11:41 PM

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006...arterSkemp.htm

That is a bike with nitto promenades. drac_vamp chopped them where the curve ends and they start to go flat, and flipped them down so the bars are parallel with the top tube. He then threw on some big chunky grips.... They look choice. As far as I know he doesn't have a photo of his setup online, but if you're reading this b, post up!

FlippingHades 04-04-06 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by No_Minkah
what are these promenades? Can I see a picture of the handlebars please?

I just put the Nitto B-602 Promenades on my bike (and then took them off -- TOO upright for me!).

http://static.flickr.com/42/122645875_a312a75e10.jpg

Robert Smith 04-04-06 01:13 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lacksheep3.jpg

Here is my handlebar situation definately a fun ride and gets tons of looks from the ladies.:D

colinm 04-04-06 12:10 PM

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I just took delivery on the Nash stash - it's more of a matte finish, not straight up bling chrome. Not as heavy as I expected it to be, by feel anyway. Great for $13.50.

monkey 04-04-06 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by MacG

Sweet. I really want to setup something like this.

the pope 04-04-06 01:38 PM

nerds.

onetwentyeight 04-04-06 01:45 PM

you're calling people nerds on an internet forum? Nerd.

the pope 04-04-06 01:47 PM

hey!

killsurfcity 04-04-06 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Robert Smith
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lacksheep3.jpg

Here is my handlebar situation definately a fun ride and gets tons of looks from the ladies.:D

sweet. more pics please. are those flipped cruiser bars? i like the curves on those more than regular stashes.

drac_vamp 04-04-06 04:13 PM

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here ya go:

Nachoman 04-04-06 08:10 PM

You guys are the best. Thanks for the solid advice. Like, who else am I gonna ask? My wife?

Dylansbob 04-05-06 09:07 PM

The nashbar bars have more drop than the Nitto model which I happen to prefer. They definately are heavier, like twice as much. I think they absorb a bit more shock as well, but it could just be my imagination.

crayonsemble 04-05-06 09:13 PM

they are really really large prepare to get all the comments such as nice
girl handlebars, or are you headed to the beach with those bars?
the look pretty stupid in person if you ask me, i got some and they were
so wide i sent them back.

crayonsemble 04-05-06 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by FlippingHades
I just put the Nitto B-602 Promenades on my bike (and then took them off -- TOO upright for me!).

http://static.flickr.com/42/122645875_a312a75e10.jpg

i think these are the ones i have and i love them, no more upper back pain. plus if you put
your seat up high like i do you still get a bit of a lean over the bike. its the best of both
worlds if you ask me.


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