FSA Metropolis handlebar

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  • 03-02-2012
    djork
    FSA Metropolis handlebar
    Anyone useing one on an SS 29er commuter? Looks kinda cool, but I was wondering if it's geared toward more casual upright riding or if it's multi-purpose.

    Show pics if you have one! Also looking at the Bontrager Crivitz.
  • 03-02-2012
    mack_turtle
    they seem a bit narrow at 620mm for mtb use. they would be fun on a casual/commute type bike though. 45 degree backsweep is a lot.
  • 03-02-2012
    umarth
    SlowerThanSnot uses one. Read about it in his epic cock-tease of a thread...
  • 03-02-2012
    CB2
    Yeah it has gears, **** you.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...s/f6acddcf.jpg

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...s/7534c144.jpg

    I have them in the "down" position. In the "down" position, I wouldn't say it's a racy position, but more aero-upright. I was thinking they'd be good for D2R2.
  • 03-03-2012
    djork
    CB2:Thanks! Looks cool! Is the bar comfortable on decent 10-mile ride, for example?
  • 03-03-2012
    CB2
    I commuted on it a few times when I needed studded tires (34 miles round trip), and it was plenty comfortable, but once the roads got better I went back to my fixed gear as it was faster and more comfy.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...23774460_n.jpg
  • 03-04-2012
    umarth
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    Yeah it has gears, **** you.

    **** you.
  • 03-04-2012
    CB2
    Love ta love ya baby
  • 04-08-2012
    djork
    My FSA Metro bar arrived yesterday. I got the black. For some reason the black model costs more than the silver, which is what most bike stores I went to carried. So I ended up ordering mine online and got a good deal. Weird, but the silver felt lighter compared to the black. Anyway, it's a really col bar. I haven't installed it, as I'm still gathering parts for the new project. I sort of like the "low rider" position because it looks more aggressive, and I may use that since I plan to use a stem with a bit of a rise.

    It's strange, many online sites mention that it has a 45-deg rise, but the label says 32mm and FSA's site even says 32mm. Odd.
  • 04-08-2012
    Saddle Up
  • 04-08-2012
    fishcreek
    beautiful bike man. nice curves, and i really dig the drum brakes.
  • 04-08-2012
    Saddle Up
    thanks, that's one that I regret selling
  • 04-12-2012
    djork
    That's a nice bike, Saddle Up. The silver Metro bar actually has a nicer finish, but my new build will be black, so I got the black bar instead.
  • 04-13-2012
    Normbilt
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33936975@N00/5717246967/" title="New Bars on Mooneyes by normbilt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2504/5717246967_c5280345b4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="New Bars on Mooneyes"></a>
  • 04-14-2012
    djork
    Normbilt, your bike is totally P.I.M.P! What kind of bike is it? You still have it?