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    New question here. WTB mountain drop bar in Boise?

    Does anyone have a WTB mountain drop bar in Boise or know of a shop that carries them? I'd like to check one out before ordering.

    thx, eric
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    I have a set of the original WTB dop bars (from the 90's), that you're welcome to try. However, they are a different bend and shape than the current model, so if you're looking for the new bar, trying them is of limited use).
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    I am looking to get a new set, but I appreciate the offer. How different are they?
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    The oder ones have a larger hand space in the drops, and I believe that they have more flare to them.
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    Also, the older version works with barcon shifters. The new ones do not (unless they have modified the design), as the inner diameter of the bar is too small to allow barcons to fit.
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    I think Hyde Park Cycle Sport has one of these

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    I called Jim, and he has the Midge bar (which I am using). No WTB though.
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    Are you looking for a deeper drop?

    I use the Ritchey BioMax on my cross bike, works good in the dirt.

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    The Midge drops are too short for my hands, and the bar is a bit narrow. I can make it work, but I'd like to see if the WTB bar fits me better. I've got a Biomax bar, but it's a 42, and I prefer 44-46. I'd also like some flare to the drops (10 pieces).
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    Looks like the the current version WTB Mountain Road Drop Bar is 600mm wide, I'd like to try that!

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    I also have a Salsa Bell Lap bar if you're interest in trying that. The tops are wider than the WTB bar, but the flare is much less. I didn't like it as much as the WTB bar.
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    I had a Bell Lap bar on a cross check. Sold them both.
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