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    looking to replace my handlebars before the snow flies

    Currently running a Alu riser but narrow width leaves little space for attachments. I am open to alternative shapes (tried a Mary bar), any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by green mt. boy View Post
    Currently running a Alu riser but narrow width leaves little space for attachments. I am open to alternative shapes (tried a Mary bar), any suggestions?
    If your budget allows, the Jones H-Bar has lots of real estate for attachments.

    The shape/angle is similar to the Mary.

    I am afraid it is s bit dear, though.

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    I have the Jones bar on my 907 and I love it. Right now it has a lamp on the front loop. Mine are the longer ones with soft grips and the extra hand positions are great for my aging back.

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    Re: looking to replace my handlebars before the snow flies

    I run watson cycles bars on all of my bikes

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    Wide bars for leverage. Heavy wheels/tires and friction is overcome with lots of leverage. Leverage is nice to have for lots of out of the saddle riding, which you do a lot on a hardtail and accelerating out of turns/from a standstill on a fatbike.
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    I have used lots of alt bars, have a Jones on one Pugs, Mary on another but my current fave is the Answer 20-20. Light, just the right sweep and rise. Putting one on my new Yampa too.
    Last edited by radair; 10-03-2014 at 07:30 AM. Reason: late night typing

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    I think radair may mean the 20 20 bar from Answer. I put that on my Dillinger and will be swapping the Salsa Bend 17 off the Dillinger and onto my Lurch.

    The 20 20 is indeed a sweet bar.

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    How's the flex on the 20/20?

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    God I love the Jones Bar so much but I just cannot afford it at 130 :S

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    When I tried the Mary bar, I found that there was not enough room for grips, shifters and brake levers. Is this an inherent problem with risers or alt bars?

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    For winter, carbon won't be as cold as an alloy bar.

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    I'm really liking the "chewy" On One Knuckleball carbon bar. It's "just right" width at 747mm and its significantly more compliant than my Salsa carbon bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djrez4 View Post
    I think radair may mean the 20 20 bar from Answer. I put that on my Dillinger and will be swapping the Salsa Bend 17 off the Dillinger and onto my Lurch.

    The 20 20 is indeed a sweet bar.
    Sorry, it was late when I typed that and for some reason my Kindle would not give me a keyboard to edit. 50-50 would be a funky bar!

    Quote Originally Posted by kapow! View Post
    How's the flex on the 20/20?
    I don't notice any flex and I have one on my long travel bike used in the rooty, rocky trails that typify the northeast. It is the perfect bar for me.

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