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    Handlebar with a little flare in the drops (front/back)?

    Hi I'm looking a for a handlebar that has that front/back flare thing going on like dirt drops but only a few degrees.

    Right now I have zipp short and shallow service course, and these have 4 degrees of top/bottom flare but are totally parallel front to back. This is causing hand numbness and I would like the drops to have a few degrees of inward flare.

    Also I would prefer the actual drops to have a long flat straight section before any bend.

    I almost exclusively ride in the drops so the rest is not that important but if I could choose the hood part and the drop part should be parallel if seen from the side and the bend conventional.

    Anyone knows of any bar that has a bit of front/back flare?
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    Not sure how well I understand what you're asking about. But the FSA compact bend has some flare. You can get them in a few different materials and price points.
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    I have Salsa Cowbells on my Nature Boy, they are nice and have a bit of flare in the drops. I had Woodchippers, which have quite a bit of flare to them in the drops. Was nice for MTB but too flare-y for CX races. Both bars are a nice change from regular curls.
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    The cowbells are the bars you seek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Not sure how well I understand what you're asking about. But the FSA compact bend has some flare. You can get them in a few different materials and price points.
    Well the flare can be in 2 dimensions, either like a 4 sided pyramid in front of you seen from ground level or like a 3 sided pyramid seen from above kinda.



    these seems to be the correct type of flare but have extremely much of it
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    I would like some conventional looking bars but with that outwards flare, but less than the woodchippers above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone View Post
    Well the flare can be in 2 dimensions, either like a 4 sided pyramid in front of you seen from ground level or like a 3 sided pyramid seen from above kinda.
    t type of flare but have extremely much of it
    Salsa Cowbell as previously stated

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    Seconds.^^^^^
    Woodchippers have extreme flare. Cowbells are in between woodies & reg curls.
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