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Bullhorns? Deep Vs?

Old 01-15-10, 02:01 AM
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Bullhorns? Deep Vs?

well my legs are incredibly numb and my knees a little achy after a day of intense non stop riding on my windsor (48t chainring, 16t rear cog).

My next definitey investment is bullhorns.

Anyone know who makes good components?

Whose best? Bontrager? Nitto? etc?

Where can I find them fairly low priced but with fair quality? I like the drops that have right now, but I just think id like bullhorns.
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Old 01-15-10, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs View Post
well my legs are incredibly numb and my knees a little achy

Well, that shouldn't be
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Old 01-15-10, 02:20 AM
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I'm amused at how someone could push 81 gear inches ALL DAY LONG (I've tried 79 gear inches and died after the first minute...), but nonetheless bullhorns aren't a bad choice for bars. A lot of my friends ride with Nittos, they seem fairly popular though I've yet to try one. I'm tempted to suggest going to your LBS on your free time, but my LBS likes to overprice their junk..

What is fairly low priced to you? "Low priced" to Bill Gates can mean $10,000. If you plan on ordering the horns online...
https://www.google.com/products?hl=en...-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Do you plan on climbing a lot, or just going on the velodrome?

The title says Deep Vs, but I see nothing about Deep Vs, haha...
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Old 01-15-10, 02:24 AM
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Most bullhorns will be of similar quality (6061-T6 aluminum alloy tubing), so buy the style you like. Nitto is more or less the name brand here, but you've got plenty of options https://www.google.com/products?q=bul...1&oq=bullhorns . You may find a 17t cog a little easier to ride if your gearing feels too steep.
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take a 19 cog for a spin



hurr, im clever
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Old 01-15-10, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
take a 19 cog for a spin
That would be some major spinning... His bike sounds like a stock pista.
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Old 01-15-10, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by chowmeen View Post
That would be some major spinning
only as you approach 30mph
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Old 01-15-10, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by chowmeen View Post
I'm amused at how someone could push 81 gear inches ALL DAY LONG (I've tried 79 gear inches and died after the first minute...)
You sir have scrawny legs then. I have been riding 47x16 (79.3gi) for almost a year now, and in 10 days I will be starting school again. I will be biking there 25 miles each way 5 days a week. I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to get even stronger and healthier. Just signed up for a gym so I can lift weights and swim. Taking boxing. Starting to switch my diet over to more organic raw foods. Going to be a good semester.

Not to venture off topic though. Bullhorns are nice bars, but I don't think you need to spend tons of money on nittos or anything like that. Just pick up some eight inch bars off ebay for $25
https://cgi.ebay.com/EIGHTHINCH-BULLH...item563336254d
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What does this post have to do with Veeps?
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Old 01-15-10, 05:32 AM
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Bontrager? Nobody "upgrades" anything to Bontrager....

You might want to buy something compatible with your stem.....
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Old 01-15-10, 08:50 AM
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Just be patient and you'll get some cheap on eBay. If you search completed items, you can get an idea of just how cheap they can sell for.
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Old 01-15-10, 11:51 AM
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syntace stratos gets my vote. i love mine.

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Originally Posted by stryper View Post
You sir have scrawny legs then. I have been riding 47x16 (79.3gi) for almost a year now, and in 10 days I will be starting school again. I will be biking there 25 miles each way 5 days a week. I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to get even stronger and healthier. ]
The gear-inches you're able to push is not a good measure of how strong your legs are.

Are you going to study on your ride home from school? It takes a lot of eating and a lot of sleeping to sustain 250mi / week. Good luck Champ.
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lol i was going to ask something about Deep Vs, but then I deleted it and forgot to change the title. Thanks guys. But yeah. Im riding a fairly tall gear. Lol what do you mean "nobody 'upgrades' anything to Bontrager" ?
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Old 01-15-10, 02:01 PM
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Bontrager is usually what you'll find to come stock on many shop bikes. It's generally what you upgrade from.
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Old 01-15-10, 02:16 PM
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I have 38cm Nitto RB-021s.. great bar. Super-duper light too.

EDIT: 48x16 is pretty intense if you don't ride very often.. jeez
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Old 01-15-10, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by chowmeen View Post
I'm amused at how someone could push 81 gear inches ALL DAY LONG (I've tried 79 gear inches and died after the first minute..
i used to do 30+ mile rides at 81 gear inches all the time through the rolling appalachian foothills of SE ohio.

needless to say, i had some knee problems and have since geared down.
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Old 01-15-10, 02:54 PM
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Pick up an old set of drops off Craigslist for 5-10 bucks and chop/flop them. If you dig them, you can always upgrade to a lighter/better set.
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
syntace stratos gets my vote. i love mine.

+2 i have these on my fuji track pro and love 'em
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Originally Posted by leed View Post
Bontrager is usually what you'll find to come stock on many shop bikes. It's generally what you upgrade from.
just because it's Trek's in-house component brand doesn't make it crap. bontrager has a lot of good products, especially in their race x lite and race xxx lite stuff. shimano 105 and ultegra come standard on many shop bikes, but it would be foolish to categorize them as what you "upgrade from"
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Old 01-15-10, 05:48 PM
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the only nice stuff bontrager "makes" is actually just rebranded. I.e. the Aeolus wheels (which are sick, no doubt, but not designed by Bontrager).

I have a pair of Profile Design Air Wing bullhorns that work pretty well...Syntace are good too, I think.
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I've ridden Syntace bars and Profile Design Stoker 26 bars, and I prefer the Stokers.

Google Profile Design Stoker, and consider narrower better than wider for numerous reasons (getting through doors, if nothing else).

Go to the following site and study and play with the applet there:

https://software.bareknucklebrigade.c...it.applet.html

I think of 47 X 17 (72 gear inches) as good for a young athletic rider.

Some folks ride even lower at 63 gear inches, and I presently ride at 61 gear inches (and, yes, I can spin).

Gear down and learn to spin.

As for deep V's, they can get you in trouble in a crosswind.

Try Velocity Aeroheads:

https://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=581

Light, strong and aerodynamic enough for the street.
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
syntace stratos gets my vote. i love mine.

+3

I have the third one from the bottom (the 400) on my vigorelli and in my opinion they're worth every penny I paid; you can't really beat the way they were anatomically designed

You might be able to find a good deal on craigslist or ebay.
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bullhorns, like drops, should be as wide as your shoulders. i tried some 36 drops once and it was not comfortable. much prefer my 42s.

though my syntaces are like 41, but the stratos 200 definitely get my vote.
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Originally Posted by Ken Cox View Post
I've ridden Syntace bars and Profile Design Stoker 26 bars, and I prefer the Stokers.

Google Profile Design Stoker, and consider narrower better than wider for numerous reasons (getting through doors, if nothing else).
I have a set in 26x42, and have to agree. The only reason I replaced them was because I wanted to use a 31.8 stem and cross levers.
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