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    New Syncros flat bar and other toys

    So I passed by Ritchey/Syncros yesterday on my way home and they showed me a cool new handlebar!

    It's the Syncros Big Fixed bar. Made from double butted 7075 alloy and available in 31.8 bar clamp diameter, it is 690mm wide and has a 10 degree bend. Currently available in black anodized and 100% matte white. It looks ideal for 29er use.

    Also a sweet tool is the
    Torqkey. It's a 5Nm 4mm allen torque wrench for use with carbon parts to avoid overtightening. It's got great action to it and 'gives' when you you hit 5Nm of torque. $20 retail.

    Other cool toys are this plastic tubing I got from the hardware store. $1.50 for 6 feet. It slips right over the derailleur cables and stays in place. It finally silenced my cross bike that's been rattling for two years! And check out my fine Cateye tail light. It's got 10 LEDs and it's my security blanket when I'm riding home and daylight runs out. If you connect an Ipod to it, the lights will dance to the beat... not!

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    Rotchey and Syncros are the same company?????
    Ilearn something new each day...
    I really like the white handlebars.

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    Oh, and Mikesee built me a Maverick wheel. It is 920 grams of wheel craftsmanship. I aired it up with some Stans goop and a Nevegal! The Maverick system is fascinating. They keep inventing their own stuff. "Let's make our own fork, different from everyone else. Need a hub? Let's invent our own hub system. Let's do quick release on that 25mm hub. Let's make our own stem standard too."

    So as I look at their stuff, it's really well thought out. Of course, the downfall is it's all a proprietary system you gotta lock into. Gotta give innovation props though. We'll see how well the fork works.

    Finally, ESI grips. Oh, so nice. Since these grips don't really want to move once installed, I think them bar ends are finally going to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge
    Rotchey and Syncros are the same company?????
    Ilearn something new each day...
    I really like the white handlebars.
    Ritchey bought Syncros and is really putting effort into that company.

    You like white?? Check out the wanker mud macheeeeen! Most of the components are Syncros.

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    they need to make a white Syncros seatpost modeled after the old school ones that work so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    they need to make a white Syncros seatpost modeled after the old school ones that work so well.
    Ahh, those posts are awesome. I had one in my first dream bike in 1998. And that post is still going strong today both in aluminum and carbon.

    The white paint/powdercoat though is susceptible to scratching and will not survive the demands of a seatpost.

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    So, you're getting married and that is your wife's steed for that day?

    Gorgeous...

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    Those bars would look good on my Karate Monkey. I gotta stop browsing through these threads!

    Edit: The white Syncros stuff is in stock at my lbs shop (no bars yet)....they have a date with destiny:
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    So what are your plans for the maverick?.

    the RIP? or maybe the el rey if you still have it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    the RIP? or maybe the el rey if you still have it..
    I'll put it on the El Rey today. It'll be short-lived since the bike has to go back but I'm too curious about that combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    the RIP? or maybe the el rey if you still have it..
    thats the exact wheel build I plan to use. Except with blue nipples

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    thats the exact wheel build I plan to use. Except with blue nipples
    Here you go poseur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Here you go poseur.

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    ahh.. I only saw the red one. Didn't notice the rainbow.

    I couldn't wait for your review, so my itchy fingers got me a maverick based on others feedback. Brown Santa is in the air with the rims and spokes right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Ahh, those posts are awesome. I had one in my first dream bike in 1998. And that post is still going strong today both in aluminum and carbon.

    The white paint/powdercoat though is susceptible to scratching and will not survive the demands of a seatpost.

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    Yep, I've got one in silver right now - and will either use it on my Inbred, or find a shim to use it on my Craftworks FRM 125.

    I've also got one installed on my son Liam's old Kona Hahanna and it works flawlessly.

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    Why don't you put the TLD 1000 on the seat post where it will be more easily seen?

    I love mine.

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    FYI: bar is 274grams (pretty light compared to other 27-28" wide bars)

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Ritchey bought Syncros and is really putting effort into that company.

    You like white?? Check out the wanker mud macheeeeen! Most of the components are Syncros.

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    needs a white deity or syncros stem and a 66 SL up front

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    Cool stuff.

    I've been waiting for somebody to make a flat bar that was wide enough with enough sweep. I've got a parts bin full of flat bars with 3 degree bend and 23" wide. Screw that. It took me forever to figure out that my wrist problems were due to not enough sweep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Why don't you put the TLD 1000 on the seat post where it will be more easily seen?

    I love mine.
    TLD 1000... I like that . That's the light right? It gets in the way of my thighs (i recall) and in the way of the way of my bike stand clamp. But... that's the right place for it if I ever do some real road rides in the dark.

    If I can mount it right under the seat, that would be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    FYI: bar is 274grams (pretty light compared to other 27-28" wide bars)
    The Padre is right of course (cause he gets all his info from Madre) and retail is $69.95.

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    My Ti Black Sheep bar, at 28 inches and 15 degree sweep is 268 grams.
    I also have ESI Chunky grips with Cane Creek bar-ends. Great combination.
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    I'm interested to see

    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    thats the exact wheel build I plan to use. Except with blue nipples

    what the increased travel but minimal AC increase does to the handling of the el rey. I love the reba on mine but hey if i can get more travel..well thats a no brainer..

    hopefully francois will post some pics..

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    Salsa makes um..

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I've been waiting for somebody to make a flat bar that was wide enough with enough sweep. I've got a parts bin full of flat bars with 3 degree bend and 23" wide. Screw that. It took me forever to figure out that my wrist problems were due to not enough sweep.
    in a ~12~ degree bend..

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    Yep...It's the Salsa Pro Moto...188 grams or so in 7075 butted aluminum for 25.4mm stems. 660 mm wide/26 inches. I use them on two of my bikes. Lighter with carbon of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebo
    Yep...It's the Salsa Pro Moto...188 grams or so in 7075 butted aluminum for 25.4mm stems. 660 mm wide/26 inches. I use them on two of my bikes. Lighter with carbon of course.
    134g in carbone.

    They have 31.8 coming out (or out already) as well. ~30g heavier. Jason let me put one on the scale at Interbike 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    TLD 1000... I like that .
    Actually TL-LD 1000

    I like it too, sounds like something out of Knight Rider.

    I think it also has a settingk for a back and forth led thing going on just like K.I.T.T (or Cylon (further dating self))

    It is a b1tchen tail light for commuting. I have a lot more seatpost showing, so I can get around the bike stand thing. Lots of times I just grab the (gasp) top tube instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebo
    Yep...It's the Salsa Pro Moto...188 grams or so in 7075 butted aluminum for 25.4mm stems. 660 mm wide/26 inches...
    I've got that bar installed on one of my Karate Monkey's. I like the bar but... this past weekend, I did some swapping around. One bike has a flat Scott bar on the geared monkey with Ergon grips with the bar ends.



    I use this bike more for street cruising. I like the bar ends, but I don't really use them much on the trail. I think they'd be overkill on the end of a Salsa Pro Moto. They are fine for the street just as a extra place to store your hands when you are bored. So, I picked up the non-bar end ergon grips to use on the Salsa Pro Moto.



    My problem is the combination of Ergon grips and Salsa Pro Moto just doesn't look right to me. It looks very odd, mostly because of the extra wide width. Its comfortable, just looks very odd.

    Anybody been here before? What grips do you use on wide bars? (and yeah, when it comes to my bike... form matters.. who cares about function? I just wanna look cool.)

    thanks, zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    It is a b!tchen tail light ...
    Again you dated yourself. How old are you? 200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    ... on my Craftworks FRM 125.
    What's that? Like this?

    <img src="https://www.rock-pop-tipps.de/images/kraftwerk-tour-de-france-soundtracks.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy
    My Ti Black Sheep bar, at 28 inches and 15 degree sweep is 268 grams.
    I also have ESI Chunky grips with Cane Creek bar-ends. Great combination.
    ESI Chunky... yes I went with the chunky on on this light bike. Only 20 grams heavier so it's light n chunky.

    Just got back from my first ride on them. OMG. Cheater setup!! So cushy.

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    Damnn you, riding on such a nice day while the rest of us are stuck at work... Argggg....

    Nice grips.

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    The 31.4's are out, and as before, are available in carbon or aluminum. They are wider at 710mm/28" and come in both 11 and 17 degrees of sweep....Saw them at Jenson if anyone is interested.

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    I run Titec shorties on a 5 degree sweep bar. I left them at 26" and only care about function at this point. One last thing, I use Onza Ules for grips.

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    Clear tubing stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Other cool toys are this plastic tubing I got from the hardware store. $1.50 for 6 feet. It slips right over the derailleur cables and stays in place.
    FWIW, I setup my cables with that clear tubing (it was from Home Depot, meant to be used for cold water delivery eg to the your icemaker on a fridge) and that stuff abraded the anodization on my frame in 2 rides. Removed it promptly and had no more problems ...

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    You need a 66Sl ATA to round out that blizzard theme you have going on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
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    You need a 66Sl ATA to round out that blizzard theme you have going on there.
    I hear you my friend. Now how do I get that for free... (<-scheming).

    I'm ok though. I have a 36 Talas and it is my style. 5 lbs. and 100-130-160 mm of travel with one click! Unreal fork! So I'm powdercoating it white and putting back the old stickers just to finish off my ghey apparel (fa-la-la-la-la)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    Those bars would look good on my Karate Monkey. I gotta stop browsing through these threads!

    Edit: The white Syncros stuff is in stock at my lbs shop (no bars yet)....they have a date with destiny:


    Is this a 29'r rim? I went to the Syncros web site and they do not specify if they make a 29'r rim.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    what the increased travel but minimal AC increase does to the handling of the el rey. I love the reba on mine but hey if i can get more travel..well thats a no brainer..

    hopefully francois will post some pics..
    So do you have an El Rey JRM? I thought you had a Curtlo.

    Anyway, here's the El Rey with Maverick. No ride yet. I just hit the curb about 100 times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flee


    Is this a 29'r rim? I went to the Syncros web site and they do not specify if they make a 29'r rim.

    Thanks.
    Could just be my failing eyesight but it looks like the rim has a Velocity "Made in Austrailia" sticker on it. Velocity does make the VCX in White.
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