really bad handlebar/lever setups itt

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jamesacklin
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I like a lil' flare cause it's comfy but I see no sense in pukebacking drops on what's essentially a cross spencer. Every spencer is a Cross-Check etc

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:56
wickedwagon
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I have 46cm cowbells on my cross I ride on iowa singletrack and they've never felt inadequate. On the road, the hoods and drops are still good.

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Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:31
hiimjoshimabike
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I've also got the Cowbell on my H/G, and it's pretty dope. My only gripe is that I wish the drop were deeper. Anyone using flared drops with some more drop?

Also, I too rode with the Bell Lap for a minute. I had them on a spencer I tried to sell on Tarck, and that's how I earned my profile picture.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:59
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #2054)

blackholelectron wrote:
Speaking of alt-drops, I recently ebayed a pair of the Ritchey EvoMax bars for my NFE- same nice super-shallow classic bend as the Zipp SSRs used to have and the Ritchey Neoclassic have now, but with just a bit of flare (like 12* or something). They are really great, and make the bag-lever interaction area a lot friendlier. I find myself reaching for the drops more often. The "classic round bend, shallow, with a little flare" design is pretty fuckin' perfect for what that spencer is made to do.

https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

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Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:48
euclid
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Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross spencer. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:08
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #2056)

euclid wrote:
Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross spencer. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Unf
Did you see the new silver Athena 11
I’m not about to switch to campy but

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:16
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #2057)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
euclid wrote:
Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross spencer. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Unf
Did you see the new silver Athena 11
I’m not about to switch to campy but

(wiping sweat from brow) yeaaaaaaaah buddy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:21
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #2058)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

Oh these look cool, would be my bars if I was building a H/G right now

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:51
jeffro
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(Reply to #2059)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
blackholelectron wrote:
Speaking of alt-drops, I recently ebayed a pair of the Ritchey EvoMax bars for my NFE- same nice super-shallow classic bend as the Zipp SSRs used to have and the Ritchey Neoclassic have now, but with just a bit of flare (like 12* or something). They are really great, and make the bag-lever interaction area a lot friendlier. I find myself reaching for the drops more often. The "classic round bend, shallow, with a little flare" design is pretty fuckin' perfect for what that spencer is made to do.

https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

Cowbell with 5mm more of both reach and drop.

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:42
mdilthey
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Similar experience here. I liked my Salsa Cowbells and went for the even-more-flared Cowchipper, and they're fun. My next bar will probably dial back to about what those Ritcheys have, but the extra flare works great when I'm ducking through a trail on my way home from campus.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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This thread is making me question my deep derps.

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:07

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