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 Post subject: Stupid question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:37 pm 
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What are the drop bars that are sometimes used on MTB's called. Please son't say 'Drop bars'. I have tried the usual evilbay search but don't seem to be able to fine ones with the same flare that some guys on here have fitted.

Does anyone have a set to sell?

Cheers, Mark.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Have you tried "MTB drop bar" yet? I seem to be getting a result via eBay UK, but the item is in the Ustated Nights.

Oh, and there's no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer.
(unless you ask people if there are any numbers between purple and Tuesday, of course)


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I did try ebay and also found the ones in the USA but didn't think the flare to the bar looked enough. I thought I was missing something, I shall keep searching.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOUNTAIN-BIKE ... 43b92b1da4 - I found these ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:54 pm 
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WTB make them, as do On-one.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:34 pm 
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They're known as "dirt drops"
WTB ( good luck finding them!) made them as did Specialized.
Nitto make a version but for OS stems only, as do On One (Midge) and Salsa (Woodchipper).
There are probably others too.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:28 am 
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I love these, and they're inexpensive: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMI/on_o ... _handlebar

They fit an MTB stem too (25.4).

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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:43 am 
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The original WTB dirt drops are excellent, but, as above, rare - and very expensive if you can find any. On One Midges are OK, but have a much shorter lower hand hold section, which spoiled them for me when I tried a set. I haven't examined the new "dirt drops", but the second best to the originals that I have tried are Origin 8 Gary bars, obtained from the USA. Their failing (and that of the first version of the newer "dirt drops") is that internal diameter is too small to take bar end shifters without serious surgery.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Follow on stupid question; what's the difference between MTB drops and other drops?


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:21 pm 
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MTB stem clamp size and I think the ends of the bars are further out than the curve of the drop to gives better position.


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 Post subject: Re: Stupid question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Salsa woodchippers look good.


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