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Old 01-01-11, 07:59 PM
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Has anyone use this Titec H-bar Mountain Bike Riser Handlebar it is for 25.4 so I would need to get new set of hand breaks and a new stem.Just wanted to see if anyone had use this kind of bar and want some info on it thanks.This would be going on a Surly LHT.Attachment 184385

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Old 01-02-11, 10:31 AM
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Looks to me like it'd make a comfortable, multi position touring bar. Might interfer with a handle bar bag tho. I'd guess the barcons would go up front?

As I am a huge fan of the Profile Design aero bar, I'd make sure the h bar would accomodate. Looks like it might.
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Old 01-02-11, 02:03 PM
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I like Trekking Bars myself.. But with those you can Buy Pauls Thumbies
and use the Core of the indexed shifters, the levers, as a thumb shifter..

I resolve the handlebar bag situation by stacking 2 stems on the threadless steerer..
Lower of the 2 has a tube in it, I attach the Bar bag mount kit to it.

Yea an Open face stem Is required on that H bar ../-\

Bike Friday has a different H bar, |-| to pack they came apart in the middle ..
held together by the stem .
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I've been using the Titec H-bar on my touring bike for about a year and really like it (see photo below). Comfortable hand positions and the primary/outboard position provides fantastic control of the bike. There are a few practical limitations. Shifter options are limited; I use old Deore thumbshifters (original to my bike) and they work really well with the setup. The suggestion to use Paul Thumbies + the core of bar end shifters is a good one. Also, you might want to check out Jeff Jones' website as I believe he has photos of various setups. Re handlebar bags, I use a small Topeak bag that fits no problem. If you prefer a larger handlebar bag, you would have to be creative.

In terms of fine tuning setup, my experience was that I ended up using a longer stem than I would use for a more "normal" setup. So I do recommend trying a few stem lengths to dial in the fit.

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As for the shifters I have down tube shifters :-) Ever time I think I have my Surly LHT all set up for touring I think of something a little better for it and that cost me more money lol.Thanks every one for all the info this has help me out a lot.Now time to order these parts and get it on and start the set up again lol.My back will thank me I hope.
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What panniers are you using they look like Carradice super C panniers to me.
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I've been using the Titec H-bar on my touring bike for about a year and really like it (see photo below). Comfortable hand positions and the primary/outboard position provides fantastic control of the bike. There are a few practical limitations. Shifter options are limited; I use old Deore thumbshifters (original to my bike) and they work really well with the setup. The suggestion to use Paul Thumbies + the core of bar end shifters is a good one. Also, you might want to check out Jeff Jones' website as I believe he has photos of various setups. Re handlebar bags, I use a small Topeak bag that fits no problem. If you prefer a larger handlebar bag, you would have to be creative.

In terms of fine tuning setup, my experience was that I ended up using a longer stem than I would use for a more "normal" setup. So I do recommend trying a few stem lengths to dial in the fit.

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What panniers are you using they look like Carradice super C panniers to me.
Previous version of the Carradice Carradura panniers...picked them up on clearance earlier this year to replace my aging and worn Cannondales. Really like them so far....
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