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I want new bars for my Langster - need opinions

Old 12-16-11, 03:04 PM
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I want new bars for my Langster - need opinions

Looking for a new set of bars for my Langster. Im not really crazy about the stock drop down bars.

How are bull horns? Also, i might want a set of flat bars, like the one that comes on the NYC Langster.

Please give me some opinions and info.
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If you have really narrow shoulders you could look at the cinelli bullhorns, have had them on my bike for a while. They would be perfect if they were a little wider.
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Old 12-16-11, 03:11 PM
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Also, I'd find out the clap size of your stem, so you could narrow down your choices. Unless your swapping that too.
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How can I find out the clap size of my stem?

Any recommendations for flat bars? Where can I buy the Specialized flat bars?

Also, which model of the Cinelli bull horns were you referring to?

Can I install my stock brake levers on the bull horns or do I need new ones?
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stock langster stem is 25.4 on the 2010 model

25.4 bars I'd look at are the leader risers at retro-gression. hard to beat the comfort of risers in the city. I know 2 people here riding on charger risers who like them as well, but they seem kinda wide.

soma horns may be your best bet.

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Old 12-16-11, 07:14 PM
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langster bars

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maybe his is Aluminum.

https://specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCB...Id=0&gold_ses=


I put some FSA compact bars on my 2009
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^if that's your langster, you have a lot more options
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
^if that's your langster, you have a lot more options
That's my Langster. Sorry, I should have specified.
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Old 12-16-11, 07:38 PM
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cool looking horns: Deda Elementi CronoNero - not the most comfortable things in the world though
I also know two people who have Cinelli Mash Bullhorns but they're $$$$
awesome risers: suburban assault or cinelli pepper, both require slight creativity for attaching a lever, but not rocket science.
compact drop: deda rhm 02
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Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
How can I find out the clap size of my stem?
zx108 meant to say *clamp size, just so you don't get that wrong in the future.

I use Profile Design Air Wings (40cm):



Very comfortable, affordable, might need to shorten your stem quite a bit if you want to be able to reach the horns. Also comes with internal cable routing (the hole you see underneath the bar) if you choose to rock TT brake levers. I just use a regular cross lever.

https://www.ebikestop.com/aero_bars_t..._bars))556.php
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Old 12-16-11, 08:36 PM
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I like the look of straight bars with mountain bike style brake levers.

Is this possible to put on my Langster? I know they NYC Edition Langster has that setup and that's kind of what I'm after.

Here's a pic
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yeah it's possibly, you'll just need to get a flat 31.8 bar and some new levers.
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my flat bullhorns had been hurting my wrists on any ride in the city +10 miles or so; the nashbar pursuits have made everything a LOT more comfortable. not bad for $20:



https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202445
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