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    12 deg sweep bars

    I've tried a few flat/low-rise bars and the range of 12 - 14 deg is perfect for me. Specifically like (from experience) the Syntace 12 deg Vector, but I'm looking for something much less expensive. No luck. Seems like 8 deg is the new black. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated View Post
    I've tried a few flat/low-rise bars and the range of 12 - 14 deg is perfect for me. Specifically like (from experience) the Syntace 12 deg Vector, but I'm looking for something much less expensive. No luck. Seems like 8 deg is the new black. Any suggestions?
    What's your definition of "much less expensive"?

    Bontrager RL Big Sweep Handlebar Alloy 640mm x 31 8mm x 12 Degree Bend | eBay

    Salsa makes an 11 degree bend (pretty much the same as a 12 degree unless you are counting hairs).

    Bontrager makes a 12 degree for $29.99 Race Flat 31.8mm

    Bontrager: Race Flat 31.8 (Model #07904)

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    Re: 12 deg sweep bars

    You can get salsa pro moto bars in 11 degree, 710mm length

    Pro moto 3 is their cheaper aluminum one, pro moto 2 is their lighter aluminum one, pro moto 1 is carbon (not 100% sure on the length and sweep of the carbon though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    What's your definition of "much less expensive"?

    Bontrager RL Big Sweep Handlebar Alloy 640mm x 31 8mm x 12 Degree Bend

    Salsa makes an 11 degree bend (pretty much the same as a 12 degree unless you are counting hairs).
    Thanks - I wasn't aware of the Bontrager bars. But, they are too narrow - I should have mentioned I'm looking for 700mm.

    I currently use those Salsa bars on my daily driver and may just get them for my new build too. The rise of the Syntace bar makes a noticeable difference and is really a perfect fit for me, but at $200+, quite a splurge. I now see Syntace makes an aluminum version (Vector 7075) for ~$100.
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    How about Thomson Ti 12 dergee Handlebars?

    Cost a lot in New Zealand but maybe low cost in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated View Post
    Thanks - I wasn't aware of the Bontrager bars. But, they are too narrow - I should have mentioned I'm looking for 700mm.

    I currently use those Salsa bars on my daily driver and may just get them for my new build too. The rise of the Syntace bar makes a noticeable difference and is really a perfect fit for me, but at $200+, quite a splurge. I now see Syntace makes an aluminum version (Vector 7075) for ~$100.
    The carbon Syntace is available on eBay for $149 new with $10 shipping.

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    On-One Fleegle bars are pretty nice. The 'Pro' version (which I have on my ss KM) is 660mm wide, the 'normal' bar is 716mm (and a fair bit heavier). Both are 30 bucks, free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes View Post
    On-One Fleegle bars are pretty nice. The 'Pro' version (which I have on my ss KM) is 660mm wide, the 'normal' bar is 716mm (and a fair bit heavier). Both are 30 bucks, free shipping.
    Do you know the weight of the regular Fleegle? It's currently out of stock at On-One, but I'll look elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZPeterG View Post
    How about Thomson Ti 12 dergee Handlebars?

    Cost a lot in New Zealand but maybe low cost in the USA?

    Pete..
    As far as I can tell - hell expensive everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated View Post
    Do you know the weight of the regular Fleegle? It's currently out of stock at On-One, but I'll look elsewhere.
    Think they claim 330g (so not light). They do have the 25.4mm in stock and white 31.8mm. I had emailed them the other day and was told they would get another shipment of the black 31.8mm bars, but it wouldn't be before mid January most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated View Post
    Do you know the weight of the regular Fleegle? It's currently out of stock at On-One, but I'll look elsewhere.
    Another options is the Ritchey Pro Flat Bar - similar to the Fleegle bar, little less sweep, little more $$, little lighter, 700m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivated View Post
    Thanks - I wasn't aware of the Bontrager bars. But, they are too narrow - I should have mentioned I'm looking for 700mm.

    I currently use those Salsa bars on my daily driver and may just get them for my new build too. The rise of the Syntace bar makes a noticeable difference and is really a perfect fit for me, but at $200+, quite a splurge. I now see Syntace makes an aluminum version (Vector 7075) for ~$100.
    Syntace Vector 2014 31.8mm x 700

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