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Which model of Nitto drops is meant for street riding.

Old 10-07-08, 04:28 PM
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Which model of Nitto drops is meant for street riding.

I don't want track drops either. Something comfortable and fast. I was thinking of going with the Nitto 123's.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:30 PM
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is this some kind of joke? b123's are track bars..
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123's are the track drops. 125's are shallower, Cinelli 65's are shallow as well.
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B115 are their road drops, B135 are randonneur, B177 are noodles.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:32 PM
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Okay thanks, see I didn't know 123's were track drops.
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Why do you even care if Nitto makes them if you aren't after those specific track drops that everyone else has? Unless your goal is to be excessively cool, your best bet is to simply go to the bike shop and try what they have.
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
B115 are their road drops, B135 are randonneur, B177 are noodles.
Nitto makes so many good bars...but the noodles are by far the best.

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No bars. ftw

yup. The cool kids turn their stem sideways now and ride one handed. Leaves the other hand open to hold a PBR.
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Old 10-08-08, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by obstacle View Post
Nitto makes so many good bars...but the noodles are by far the best.
I have heard good things about the noodles. Just curious as to why they are so good?
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
I have heard good things about the noodles. Just curious as to why they are so good?
They're build quality is nice, they're durable, light and they look good. I have the noodle bar on my geared bike and really enjoy it. The only gripe I have about it is that I kinda wish the bottom part of the drop was angled down just a bit more.
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Nitto B125 are fine for the street, and the track. Not to deep at all.
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I have heard good things about the noodles. Just curious as to why they are so good?
The finish and quality are excellent but mainly the shape is just really nice. The shoulders have a good flat section before the hoods, there is a bit of rearward sweep in the tops, and the drops have a comfortable amount of flare. I have 42 and 44 cm noodles on two different bikes.

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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
I have heard good things about the noodles. Just curious as to why they are so good?

The backwards sweep is nice. They are a shallow drop with a long reach therefore work well for fixed riding where you don't have hoods to put your hands (run a 10-20mm longer stem with them and you will have drops with no hoods yet the hand positions you would miss with track drops). The drop is shallow but perfect. Like all Nitto product they are solid and built to last.
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post pics of your Nitto Noodles! i'd like to see how they look on your rides.
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Originally Posted by obstacle View Post
The backwards sweep is nice. They are a shallow drop with a long reach therefore work well for fixed riding where you don't have hoods to put your hands (run a 10-20mm longer stem with them and you will have drops with no hoods yet the hand positions you would miss with track drops). The drop is shallow but perfect. Like all Nitto product they are solid and built to last.
Sounds nice. I have a question, the bike I have came with a stock stem of 70mm. I am thinking of going to a 90mm stem, will i feel a difference in size just jumping up 20mm?
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That's less than an inch forward. If you're not too stretched out now it should make a huge difference.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
That's less than an inch forward. If you're not too stretched out now it should make a huge difference.
+1

But with the noodles and no hoods the longer reach puts the place were the hoods would be under your hands.
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Those noodles are pretty cool. I'd like to see one in person.
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post pics of your Nitto Noodles! i'd like to see how they look on your rides.
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