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Seeking the right stem for this one:


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drystonepaul wrote:
As a coincidence to this thread I'd been looking at flared drops for while.
What is the preferred option. I've looked at WTB Mountain Road Bars and On-One Midge Bars.
Anything else I should be considering?


The ones on mine are the bizarrely named origin8 'gary'


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kaiser wrote:
drystonepaul wrote:
As a coincidence to this thread I'd been looking at flared drops for while.
What is the preferred option. I've looked at WTB Mountain Road Bars and On-One Midge Bars.
Anything else I should be considering?


The ones on mine are the bizarrely named origin8 'gary'


And Salsa have a new bar, the woodchipper.


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Flared bars give much more control off road and provide a more 'natural' hand position, I tend to ride my drop-bar mtb on the hoods all the time (it's mainly used as a commuter/trailer puller) because it has road-drops, not dirt-drops. For reasons I would think are fairly obvious riding 'real' trails with your hands on the hoods is a no-no so the flared drops give you a comfortable and safe alternative.


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pete_mcc wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:

I cant see how theres much diference off-road to yanking hard on the bars whilst trying to climb a big French hill.



Personally I prefer parts that were designed for the purpose and off road is tougher on parts and bits have to be made stronger to cope, that's why you'll never see a downhill championship being won on a steel colnago road bike with 19mm tyres. Added to that you don't get decent control with a narrow set of road bars or the ability to really lever on tough granny ring climbs


CX bikes have been around a lot longer than MTB and used standard road parts for XC racing just as tough as any MTB XC race (I'm talking pre-MTB history here).


and I dont see flared drops here:

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I think maybe Mr.T was using 'randoneur' style touring bars - stronger and wider than road drops and with a slight flare (nowhere near dirt-drop flare). Nitto still manufacture a very nice and surprisingly cheap touring bar:

http://harriscyclery.net/product/nitto- ... th-415.htm

EDIT: or he may just have bent road drops to suit - which anyone can do.


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More hand options?


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Mine - currently working on a dropped 1990 Cannondale with Kelly Take-offs...

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went for a rummage around the back shop at lbs
found a pair of massi drops and a trials stem
so its game on over the next few days


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