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    What bars are you using?

    I'm new to cyclocross and picked up a Jake the snake this weekend. I want to upgrade some of the bolt-on parts and was wondering what bars people use/like the best. Drop down bars are new to me so size, material, and style would be helpful. I'll mostly be riding gravel roads with this bike.
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    Based on the thread views to reply ratio I can only assume that most people roll with out handlebars. Interesting.

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    Yep. It really keeps the bike light. In mean, you can save nearly a half pound over stock just by getting rid of your handlebars.

    In all seriousness, lots of folks are fans of salsa cowbells. The two models are the same shape, just use different alloys, and so they are different weights.

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    I also have a Jake the Snake. I ordered a pair of these for it as the stock bars do not work with my wide palms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenature View Post
    I'm new to cyclocross and picked up a Jake the snake this weekend. I want to upgrade some of the bolt-on parts and was wondering what bars people use/like the best. Drop down bars are new to me so size, material, and style would be helpful. I'll mostly be riding gravel roads with this bike.
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    I'm using some older FSA energy or RD200 and one bike with a round drop Ritchey WCS. All these bars are a more traditianal drop I know the FSA energy was redesigned as a shallow drop bar and I don't know if the RD 200 is around anymore, was about the same as the older energy, both FSA bars a light 220G about alloy OS bar, WCS similar or slightly heavier. I've also used the Salsa Bell lap flared drop bar and it is nice though a little heavy. I like the ergo bend, but the round bend WCS is alright as well.

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    As said above by fotooutdoors Salsa Cowbells are great. It's what I have on my bike and I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sullivan17 View Post
    As said above by fotooutdoors Salsa Cowbells are great. It's what I have on my bike and I love them.
    46 c to c Salsa Cowbell 3's. I was prepared not to like them, because how the flare in the hooks skews the shift levers, but they're fantastic, they work really well on the hoods or drops. Great bars.
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    Thanks for the input! When choosing bar width, do people use their shoulder width as a basis? The bar sizing is different than what I'm used to with MTB.

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    Easton EC90 SLX3 in 44cm. Nice and light, plenty strong, no silly aero or ergo shapes which usually just mess with my wrists.
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    Control Tech Razor 42cm. Short and shallow and the tops are kind of oval shaped for a nicer grip.
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    Another vote for Easton EC90 SLX3 compact, luv'em. Got'em on all my cyclocross and road bikes. I'm also thinking of giving the Enve compacts a try on a new build.

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    Salsa Cowbells on two bikes. Love them.
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    3T Ergonova LTD at 44 cm.

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    Well I have the Salsa Woodchipper on my bike. It came with it. I haven't had any desire to change it up to now and I ride it on road, gravel trail and single-track.

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    I am running cowbells on my furley. 4th set of bars I had on it and I really like them.

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    46cm cowbell on the geared and a cut down mary bar on the SS
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    Late to the party. On One Midge for me.

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    Thomson Bike Products | Road and Cyclocross here. its nice. could be a bit shallower but, its nice enough. strong and large tube.

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