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Old 04-28-08, 11:00 PM
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bullhorn handlebars

hey guys,

im a new guy with a bianchi fixie. i ride about 25 miles a day give or take
and im lookin at a different set of handlebars.

it seems like this kind would be very comfortable


i found these two pairs on amazon,
https://www.amazon.com/Nashbar-Time-T...sbs_sg_title_1
https://www.amazon.com/Profile-Design...73619&sr=1-205

but with that curve before the bar goes forward would it be uncomfortable to have your hands on the center part?
i see why the curve is there tho, it lowers the outside part of the bar a little bit, which is nice.

and what about the sizes, is the the width of the bars? is that personal prefference?
i've got a 55cm frame, and im about 5'10" if that makes any difference


also,
if anyone else knows of any good ones around 30 dollars thatd be awesome


thanks,
Greg
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Old 04-28-08, 11:04 PM
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well i just got the rb-021s from nitto for 35$ and i love em, but those are bullhorns w/ a drop so idn if ur lookin for those
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Old 04-28-08, 11:14 PM
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I just got these https://www.eastonbike.com/PRODUCTS/BARS/bar_road_deltaforce-al_'06.html

I wanted bullhorns, but my wrist is also used to the flat wing shape on my road bike. Can't argue with comfort.
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Old 04-28-08, 11:17 PM
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I never noticed how good that pista fork looks. Till now.
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I have a pair of the profiles sized at 40cm. They've been great so far. I just put them on and haven't had them on a long ride yet, but for the shorter distances they've proven to be very comfortable. Loads of had positions and they are great for climbing.

we look to be around them same size, but I'm sure you'd be fine with either the 40cm or the 42cm.
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Old 04-28-08, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
I never noticed how good that pista fork looks. Till now.
is this good deadpan sarcasm or are u insane?
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Old 04-28-08, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
I never noticed how good that pista fork looks. Till now.
The pista fork is ugly as ****. It looks ok from the side but from the front it's an ugly ass unicrown fork.
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Old 04-28-08, 11:23 PM
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i was curious about the width, should i go with 40, 42 or 44cm?

and the drop looks like a good idea, but does that mean you cant grab the bars in the regular position?
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+1 on the rb-021s. they're bent downward right off the stem but you can still grab them there, just not super comfortable. the other position however is very comfortable, even on long rides.
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Originally Posted by dervish View Post
is this good deadpan sarcasm or are u insane?
I must be insane.
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Old 04-29-08, 01:23 AM
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so what about size?
im kinda in a hurry to buy new bars since mine are bent and my fixie is my daily commuter and riding with bent bars sucks
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Depends on your shoulder width; 5'10" is a pretty standard person size so you'd probably want to take the 42 as it's the middle size. However, the difference between bar widths is not too much of a factor. Some people are comfortable on narrower bars and some people are comfortable on wider ones, although shoulder width is generally what's recommended.
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awesome, thanks

im ordering some nashbar handlebars right now
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nitto rb-018

best bars i've ridden, to date. perfect for climbing, and the flat is great for cruising. bullhorns with drop don't give you the same leverage when climbing or sprinting out of saddle (imo).
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Old 04-29-08, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
nitto rb-018

best bars i've ridden, to date. perfect for climbing, and the flat is great for cruising. bullhorns with drop don't give you the same leverage when climbing or sprinting out of saddle (imo).
plus fifty.
i've been wanting to mount mine again so bad since i took my nitto drops off and replaced them with micro flat bars. my rb-018s have been hanging on the wall for a few months looking neglected.

i think i'll mount them up this week after i'm done pulling mad tail with nine inch wide flat bars and orange oury grips.
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Old 04-29-08, 08:05 AM
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but they ugly
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Old 04-29-08, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post

best bars i've ridden, to date. perfect for climbing, and the flat is great for cruising. bullhorns with drop don't give you the same leverage when climbing or sprinting out of saddle (imo).
+1 'swhat I run, love 'em if not a *touch* too wide.
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flip chops ftw
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