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    Handle bars for offroad

    Whats everyones fav bars for singletrack?

    I have flared bars but not great in the drops. Thinking wood chipper style? Or funn g wides?


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    I dig my Cowchippers! I have a Cowbell for sale if interested, take off my X-Check.
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    Cowchippers! Lately, I'm tempted to try something like the crust shaka or towel racks

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Whats everyones fav bars for singletrack?

    I have flared bars but not great in the drops. Thinking wood chipper style? Or funn g wides?


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    Spend more time in the drops. You get a much better grip in the drops, better grip=more confidence.

    I'll do light mountain biking on my CX bike with regular road bars, it's fine once you get used to it...I think riding anything remotely technical on the hoods is downright terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richde View Post
    Spend more time in the drops. You get a much better grip in the drops, better grip=more confidence.

    I'll do light mountain biking on my CX bike with regular road bars, it's fine once you get used to it...I think riding anything remotely technical on the hoods is downright terrifying.
    I would like to but my stock bars are awkward in the drops. Would like something a bit more designed.

    I ride trails on the hoods. Its fine, hands get a bit cramped after a while is all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I dig my Cowchippers! I have a Cowbell for sale if interested, take off my X-Check.
    Obviously you've offered to Solarplex...but if they're a "no"....interested!
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    Had Easton EC70 AX 44s and recently switched to ENVE gravel 48s. Loving the extra width, tear drop shape in the flats, and the extra flare.

    As others have noted, any "serious" descending is much better in the drops.

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    Ritchey Venturemax, has a palmswell and shorter drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Handlebar View Post
    Obviously you've offered to Solarplex...but if they're a "no"....interested!
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    Carbon 3t ergonova, thick lizard skins tape.

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    I have together some pretty fast techy downhill on the Soma Gators and they were awesome. Very wide and confidence inspiring for sure. I found them great for trails but for long flat stretches, they became uncomfortable because they really stretched me out. They're longer in the hospital than any other drops I've used.

    I've been on the cowchippers for a few months now and really like them. Just enough flair to make a difference.

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    venturmaxs/thick salsa tape, paired with a 7 degree rise stem. In the drops i dont have to crane my neck and can ride with elbows slightly bend.

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    I really like my Woodchoppers! Lots of flare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasSingleSpeed View Post
    I really like my Woodchoppers! Lots of flare!
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    I just installed the Zipp Service Course SL 70 XPLR bars. Only 5 degrees of flare, but an additional 11 degrees of outsweep. This allows the brake hoods to remain more neutral instead of cowed over like so many extreme flared designs. They have a flattened top like my stock bars which is nice. They also have 3 degrees of backsweep which i'm still getting used to aesthetically. So far I like them. Paid less than the listed price since i frequent my LBS and for some reason they seem to kinda like me.


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    That Zipp bar looks great! I like how Zipp was able to add flare without affecting the shifter angle. That will be on my shortlist for a bar replacement. I'm also looking at the Ritchie Evomax bar as well.
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