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Old 07-24-09, 02:37 PM
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Best Bars?

I'm riding with chopped risers right now, and I really like them. The bike frame is a bit large for me, so risers make it comfortable to ride. What do you use, why, and whats best? Also, I'm considering track drops cause they look wicked. Opinions?
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Old 07-24-09, 02:51 PM
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ride what ever is comfortable for you my favorite bars are moustache bars, all rounders and, the noodle
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Old 07-24-09, 02:52 PM
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I like DC9 at U and 9th for dancing, but wonderland on kenyon and 11th st nw is great for chillaxing and pounding some pbr.
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nitto rb 021 and b123

i'd advise against getting track drops for street use for the sole purpose that they "look wicked"
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Old 07-24-09, 05:47 PM
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i ride chopped and flopped road drops on my fixed gear. If i rode it more than 5 miles at a time i'd ride drops with hoods. On my road bike i like the nitto classic drops(can't remember the number).

I'd like to try the noodles as my next bar purchase.
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nitto rb 021 looks awesome, may try those when I tire of risers. I ride around 20km round trip most rides.
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road drops, it's just great to have a lot of hand positions.

I've tired risers, bull horns and track drops. They just don't feel comfortable after a some time. While the bull horns are ok I just never liked them. I haven't tried bull horns with the drop or mustache bars and I'm really curious about aero bars.
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i'm currently digging my unchopped flats. lots of leverage going up hills, don't feel cramped.

fit two copy boxes easily on them, and still had room for both whole hands to hold on to the bars.

seriously, wide bars rule and i just want to tell everyone how great they are.

only complaint: wish they had a bit more sweep. ain't much to them right now at all.

also: no, i don't have any problems getting between cars. how often do you really need to squeeze through a space that narrow? let's be honest here.
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I don't quite know where to post this but, I'm not a big fan of risers, but I love the straight riseless bars and I'm considering getting the Deda Drittos. They seem a tad long, what exactly do you guys use to 'chop' them? Do you just saw them off?
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I don't quite know where to post this but, I'm not a big fan of risers, but I love the straight riseless bars and I'm considering getting the Deda Drittos. They seem a tad long, what exactly do you guys use to 'chop' them? Do you just saw them off?
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the stock drop bars on the steamroller w/ hoods.

i like it a lot but on the rare occasion when i get in the drops they feel a bit awkward... might go for more compact drop bars or try out mustache bars

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Track drops do look sweet, but they are uncomfortable on the tops. This is because they angle forward and down, the opposite of your natural hand position. I am getting some 2009 Easton deltaforce bars, they look like they are comfortable, I couldn't find any user reviews of the new 2009 model, so I will post a Mini review when they arrive in the post next week.
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I don't really understand why people say track-drops aren't comfortable on the tops. I like 'em just fine. And having the low-down position (in the drops) is super nice for when the wind picks up around here.
For the person who asked that we be honest about how often we squeeze between cars: Every day. Too many parts of San Francisco have either no bike lane or no respected bike lane, and so I'm usually riding in traffic.
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Originally Posted by das_pyrate View Post
nitto rb 021 and b123

i'd advise against getting track drops for street use for the sole purpose that they "look wicked"
I love track drops on the street.
Mine are shaped like the b125s, with more room at the top. But I do love 123s.
It really depends on your set up.

If you say your bike fits too big, drops wouldnt be your best bet, because youd be super hunched over.

When you find a bike that fits you, youll be able to ride comfortable with any bar set up. Switching to Syntace Stratos as soon as they come in, I dont want to keep stressing the clamp size on my current set up. 25.4 bar with 26 stem.
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Originally Posted by Henry H View Post
I don't quite know where to post this but, I'm not a big fan of risers, but I love the straight riseless bars and I'm considering getting the Deda Drittos. They seem a tad long, what exactly do you guys use to 'chop' them? Do you just saw them off?
I have a pair of straight MTB bars on my current fixie road project. I hack sawed about an inch off both ends where some bar ends once sat and had pinched the aluminum bars down. I'm thinking of taking another half an inch or so off and putting on some new bar ends for help in climbing the DC hills. Anyhow yes a basic hacksaw works well!
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Y'know, upon further consideration, I think I'll get bullhorns since I do a LOT of climbing around here. I want the bars to be fairly short/narrow, like the Nitto RB-018 38cm ones, I think they're kind of expensive at the price they're going at. Any alternatives that cater to what I have in mind? Dropless and short in width
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^ Syntace Stratos

I love bars that have a reverse bend at the top...nitto noodles do as well. very comfortable.

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I like DC9 at U and 9th for dancing, but wonderland on kenyon and 11th st nw is great for chillaxing and pounding some pbr.
When it comes to hammering PBR's you can't beat Solly's on U. When they have the wall of PBR upstairs, you may as well just pitch a tent.
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I love bullhorns and how they look, but i changed to risers since i got tired of the large saddle to bar drop on my bike. I should've bought a frame one or two sizes larger, but i like the risers so no worries. I miss the great leverage of the bullhorns for sprinting and climbing though.
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dc street names are silly.
you do know we have letter streets up north right?
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I just put on some Soma Arc Bars after riding some risers for a bit, they feel on slightly different. I think the risers are a bit more comfortable than the flat bars. I used a pipe cutter for chopping both down.
 
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